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Catholic Social Action Contact:

Tony Stieritz – Director
Tammie Mers – Administrative Assistant

Catholic Social Action
100 East 8th Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Phone: (513) 421-3131 ext. 2660
Fax: (513) 421-1582

Dayton Office
Pam Long – Regional Director
Joanna Nuval – – Administrative Assistant

Catholic Social Action
1436 Needmore Road
Dayton, OH 45414
Phone: (937) 224-3026
Fax: (937) 341-5036

Catholic Social Action

The Catholic Social Action Office and Commission empower Catholics in the Archdiocese to celebrate and live out the Gospel call for life, human dignity, and care for God’s creation through Catholic Social Teaching formation, organized social ministries, and opportunities for public advocacy and action.  We have organized ministries for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development, Catholic Relief Services, and Catholic Rural Life Conference as well as for such current issues as respect life, immigration, care for God’s creation, poverty, international peace, and more. The office also coordinates and provides staff support to regional justice collaborative networks of parishes and other Catholic organizations: the Cincinnati-area Advocates for Justice Parish Collaborative, Dayton-area Weavers of Justice, and the Springfield Catholic Social Action Committee.  The office also serves as an initial point of contact for ecumenical and interfaith relations for the Archdiocese.

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Make the Blessings of the Season Be a Reason to End Poverty

owl pillow International artisans create unique gifts, like this owl pillow. Your purchase at the 12th annual Fair Trade Sale at the University of Dayton’s River Campus supports families in lifting themselves out of poverty and gives witness to Fair Trade principles. Fair trade promotes the dignity of workers by ensuring fair wages and by helping vulnerable producers maintain their livelihoods when traditional economic structures shut them out.

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UD River Campus map
Please note: The River Campus is located in the bottom left corner of the map.

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POPE FRANCIS 3Join us on Saturday, Nov. 7, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at St. Joseph church in Wapakoneta for “Faithful Sustainability:  Best Practices for Facilities and Homes in the Archdiocese.”  Through a morning of workshops and discussions with local experts, we’ll explore how we as the local Church can reduce our environmental footprint, lower utility bills, nurture nature, and increase our commitment to energy efficiency in our homes, schools and parishes.  The workshop is only $5 and includes a light breakfast and lunch!  Click here for a flyer. Register now here, or contact us at Email: or (513) 421-3131, ext. 2660.

Check Out Our Current Respect Life and Social Justice Priority Issues!

Throughout the Archdiocese, the Catholic Social Action Office has organized ministries to respond to a variety of issues relating to Catholic Social Teaching.  These include abortion, the death penalty, immigration, the environment and more!  To learn more and download helpful resources, visit our Social Justice Priority Issues page!

Catholic Campaign for Human Development

Interested in learning about the incredible work that CCHD does to defend human dignity in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati? Learn more. What did our CCHD contributions accomplish?  View a report of our dollars at work during the previous grant cycle! Please give generously to the annual collection on Nov. 21-22, 2015!  Access resources here.

Catholic Relief Services

Catholic Relief Services is the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States. Catholic Social Action administers locally the CRS collection and Rice Bowl as well as organize an annual Fair Trade Sale, Global Solidarity Conference and more.  To learn more about CRS’ work around the globe, click here .  Also, check out our many CRS efforts in the Archdiocese.