Please be advised that the Offices of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati will be closed December 8, 2016 for the Holy Day of the Immaculate Conception.

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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.

 The Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy has officially concluded, but its work ever continues.  An amazing array of activities have taken place on the Archdiocesan and parish levels.  Click here   for a summary of how Catholic Social Action celebrated the Year of Mercy through increased efforts of 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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World Day of Peace Mass – January 1, 2017


Each year, the Holy Father designates New Year’s Day as the Word Day of Peace.  Join us to pray for greater peace, respect for life and dignity, and care for God’s creation!  Archbishop Dennis Schnurr will celebrate Mass at St. Peter in Chains Cathedral at
11:00 a.m. and Bishop Joseph Binzer will celebrate Mass at St. Christopher Church in Vandalia at 11:00 a.m..  This year’s theme is “Nonviolence:  A Style of Politics for Peace.”  Click here for the flyer.


Fair Trade Sale:  Saturday, December 3, 2016


Warm up your Christmas with gifts for your family and friends that also help families around the world lift themselves out of poverty.  Shop at the Fair Trade and International Artisan Sale Saturday, Dec. 3, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the University of Dayton’s River Campus, 1700 S. Patterson Blvd., across from the Historic Carillon Park.  For more information contact the Catholic Social Action Office or 937-224-3026. Click here for a flier.

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.