Political Responsibility

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.

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

Follow us on TWITTER @CCDOY for current news and updates.

 For a collection/archive of current Church teachings and action in the world, visit blog on Church’s Social Mission.

For more information, contact charities@youngstowndiocese.org.

  • Ashtabula
  • Office of Social Services
  • Regional Agency
  • Portage & Stark