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Catholic Social Action Contact:

Andrew Musgrave – Director
Tammie Mers – Administrative Assistant

Catholic Social Action
100 East 8th Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Phone: (513) 263-6691 – Andrew
Phone:  (513) 263-6690 – Tammie
Fax: (513) 421-1582

Dayton Office
Sara Seligmann – Regional Director

Catholic Social Action
1520 South Main Street
Dayton, OH  45409
Phone: (937) 281-4124

Becky Kunkler – Northern Area Coordinator

Catholic Social Action
119 E. Water Street
Sidney, OH  45365
Phone: 937-538-4406



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Racism is an evil which endures in our society and in our Church. Despite apparent advances and even significant changes in the last two decades, the reality of racism remains. In large part it is only external appearances which have changed… [T]he timing is ripe for a more forceful response of the Church to examine our own institutions, policies and structures and rid them of any racist attitudes or behaviors.

U.S Catholic Bishops, Brothers and Sisters to Us: Pastoral Letter on Race, 1979

Pastoral Letter on Racism

The Pastoral letter on Racism, “Open Wide Our Hearts,” has been released.
Educational corresponding resources from the USCCB.
Parish corresponding resources from USCCB.

Archdiocesan Anti-Racism Task Force

Archbishop Schnurr celebrates the closing Mass for “All Are Welcome? Race in the Church Today” at the University of Dayton Immaculate Conception Chapel.

For several years, the Archdiocesan Catholic Social Action Commission’s Racism Task Force has worked to find ways to help the membership of the Commission and Catholics throughout the Archdiocese wrestle with the difficult yet still present issue of racism in our selves, churches, and communities.

The task force and office played a major role in envisioning and organizing the Archdiocese’s successful forum, “All Are Welcome? Race in the Church Today,” organized by the Office of African-American Catholic Ministries (OAACM) on January 28 and 29, 2011.

Please visit the Office of African-American Catholic Ministries to view materials from this event, including pastoral statements and articles on racism and poverty, photos from the Forum, and more.

OAACM, Racism Task Force, and other participants are now working together to develop follow up materials to keep this important conversation moving forward in the Archdiocese, always with the hope to foster a church and world that truly reflect the one body of Christ animated by love of all.  Please check back for more information as materials and future events are developed.  If you are interested in learning more, please contact us today!