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Office for Social Concerns

We serve as a central diocesan resource for social justice education and advocacy.

On Care for Our Common Home (Laudato Si') is the new appeal from Pope Francis addressed to "every person living on this planet" for an inclusive dialogue about how we are shaping the future of our planet. Pope Francis calls the Church and the world to acknowledge the urgency of our environmental challenges and to join him in embarking on a new path. This encyclical is written with both hope and resolve, looking to our common future with candor and humility.

Read the encyclical here. . 

Church Teaching and Resources on the Environment







Ways to Help People in Need
this Christmas
Catholic Charities Christmas Help,
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Election 2016 Resources
Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship, click here.


Take Action and Support Religious Liberty
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Respect Life
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Catholics Confront Global Poverty
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Justice for Immigrants Campaign
Support the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' campaign for comprehensive immigration reform, click here.

St. Francis Pledge
Catholic Climate Covenant Launched - Take the St. Francis Pledge to protect creation and the poor, click here.

   We Are Salt and Light
Online resource from USCCB to help parish communities assess and strengthen missionary discipleship, click here


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Upcoming Event:  Enlivened by Laudato Si’:  We Care for our Common Home.  Our practical response to care for God’s creation. Saturday, October 8, 2016, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Martin de Porres Center, 2330 Airport Drive, Columbus. Calling for parish and school leaders, adults and youth to this informative day designed to provide practical ways to respond to Pope Francis’ recent encyclical. Pope Francis is calling for dialogue and an ecological conversion to help shape the future. Sponsored by the Creation Care Team – Catholic Diocese of Columbus. Free event includes lunch. Registration deadline is September 30. To register visit  or contact the diocesan Office for Social Concerns at 614-241-2540 or

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Office for Social Concerns
Catholic Diocese of Columbus
197 East Gay Street
Columbus, Ohio  43215
(614) 241-2540

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