Archdiocese of Cincinnati
100 East Eighth Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
Phone: (513) 421-3131
Office of Due Process
The Office of Due Process for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati was established in 1973 to foster the resolution of disputes between members of the Church. It emphasizes the use of fair procedures and open communication in its mediation efforts. The services of the Office of Due Process are available to members of the Christian faithful within the Archdiocese. You can contact the Office for information or assistance.
What is Mediation?
When Would Mediation be Helpful?
- When a parish or group does not offer its own procedures for conciliation and mediation.
- When the actions of a person with authority in the Church seem unduly arbitrary or unfair with the person involved.
- When members of the Church disagree and are unable to reach a private reconciliation with one another.
Role of the Mediator
- Identify issues;
- Open lines of communication;
- Assist parties to reach an agreeable resolution.
The mediator will:
- Call by phone or meet with the parties in separate or joint sessions;
Will provide the opportunity for all parties to be heard.
- The Mediator can make a real contribution toward the peaceful and equitable resolution of disputes.
To Use this Process
First use the resolution process at your parish, school or group level.
Contact the Office of Due Process for assistance if no resolution process is available or there is an improper application of the local process.