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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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Resources and Programs for Parish Social Ministry

A Witness of Love: 2013 Survey of Parish Social Justice, Respect Life, and Charity Ministries in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati

Two Feet of Love

Provided by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops

The Archdiocese of Cincinnati Catholic Social Action Office, Catholic Charities Southwestern Ohio, and Catholic Social Services of the Miami Valley conducted a survey in 2013 to report on the amount of parish-level social action ministry taking place in the Archdiocese.  As the U.S. Catholic bishops state, “Parishes are the home of the Christian community; they are the heart of our Church,” and consequently, “the Church’s social mission is an essential measure of every parish community” (Communities of Salt and Light: Reflections on the Social Mission of the Parish, pg. 1,7).

Our survey aims to celebrate the great amount of social justice, respect life, and charitable activity taking place in parishes throughout the 19 counties of the Archdiocese, to appreciate where such ministries promote a more consistent ethic for life by affirming each other, and to identify areas for growth.

Download a summary of A Witness of Love survey here!

Salt and Light Program: Training in Catholic Social Teaching and Parish Social Ministry

Salt and Light is a program designed adult Catholics to facilitate the integration of the Church’s social mission into the life of the parish. The program, consisting of five two and a half hour sessions, focuses on Catholic social teaching, prayer, and skill development for social justice ministry.

Program Details

Note: Preference may be given to hosting parish’s parishioners. Please check with listed contacts for details.

To learn more, download our overview of “Salt and Light: A Transformative Journey into Catholic Social Teaching.”

Journey to Justice Retreat

Journey to Justice is a transformative education process designed by the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) to bring together members of Catholic parishes and CCHD-funded groups so that they might better understand and act on the causes of poverty and injustice. The main event of the Journey to Justice is a weekend retreat providing parishioners the opportunity to: Immerse themselves in Scripture and Catholic social teaching; Interact with empowered low-income groups who are effecting changes in their situation; Commit themselves anew to the struggle for a more just society.

Retreat details:


Justfaith is an in-depth adult faith formation program designed to deepen understanding of and commitment to the Gospel’s call to build a more just society. The program involves prayer, reading, discussion, faith sharing, journaling, videos, guest speakers, actions, and a supportive community.

To learn more about JustFaith visit

To learn where JustFaith is happening in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati e-mail the Catholic Social Action Office.

Faithful Citizenship

Visit our Faithful Citizenship Page…

Catholic Social Teaching Parish Toolkit

Download our parish toolkit!