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Catholic Social Action Contact:

Tony Stieritz – Director
Tammie Mers – Administrative Assistant
Sr. Tracy Kemme – Issue Campaign Coordinator

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

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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.

Know Mercy. Show Mercy.

Celebrate the Year of Mercy! Click here to access the growing list of resources the Archdiocese has developed to promote this Jubilee Year to respond to the corporal and spiritual needs of the poor and vulnerable through charity and social justice.

Archdiocese_Civilize_It_Logo(small)During this Year of Mercy, what does mercy look like during an election season?  Join the movement to keep a respectful dialogue of civility, clarity and compassion.  Click here to learn more and sign the Civilize It pledge!

Join us at one of a number of presentations throughout the Archdiocese to learn how we can promote civility, clarity and compassion during the election and every other day of the year!  Click here for a list of “Civilize It: Faithful Citizenship in the Year of Mercy” workshops. 

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Love thy Neighbor: Ministering in the Mercy Mode


Msgr. Ray East will bring a joyous message of song and word, calling all of us to Ministering in the Mercy Mode in this year’s Distinguished Speaker Program Tuesday, Sept. 27, beginning at 5:30 p.m. at St. Francis Church. Read more.

In Cincinnati at St. Xavier Church downtown, join us for breakfast on Sept. 27th, with Msgr. East, as he discusses ways that we can intentionally engage in meaningful conversations and work to address poverty and racism in our communities. Click here for more information.


Faithful Sustainability, Dayton: October 15

POPE FRANCIS 3Calling all church and school facility managers, grounds keepers, maintenance personnel, finance leaders, pastoral council members and homeowners: Don’t miss our upcoming workshop on Best Practices for Facilities and Homes in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati! Learn how we can reduce our environmental footprint, lower utility bills, nurture nature, and increase our commitment to energy efficiency. Register today!

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. 19-20, 2016!  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.