Political Responsibility

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The Office of Social Action works with parish staff to develop social concerns committees which deal with services, advocacy, housing/neighborhood issues, global affairs, legislative activities, criminal justice/prison ministries, migration and refugee ministries, and other justice and peace initiatives.  The Office utilizes the USCCB “Communities of Salt and Light”  and “JustFaith”  resources to assist parishes to develop social ministries.

 The Office of Social Action is the local contact for the following national ministries of the Catholic Church:
Catholic Campaign for Human Development
Catholic Relief Services
Disaster Response
Migration & Refugee Services
Justice, Peace and Human Development 

The Office works in close cooperation with the Diocese of Youngstown Office of Marriage, Family and Pro-Life Activities.

 For current analysis of social issues and/or public policy advocacy visit the USCCB Human Dignity and Life website.

Congress is back from summer recess and scheduled to wrap up some unfinished legislation before the November elections. You may be wondering what impact, if any their work will have on our brothers and sisters who are witnessing firsthand the devastation of war, climate change, and vulnerability to human trafficking.  Click here for a quick update on where things stand on these issues.

 A Call to Political Responsibility from the Catholic Bishops of the United States, with an Introductory Note – please visit:

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 For more information, contact charities@youngstowndiocese.org.

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