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Office for Social Concerns
Catholic Diocese of Columbus

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HB 110 Under Consideration in House Finance Committee

The Ohio House is finalizing their version of the state budget, HB 110. The Ohio Senate has begun their hearings. A balanced budget must be enacted by July 1, 2021.
The Catholic Conference of Ohio issued a letter to all House members supporting features in the current version and recommending areas for improvement. The letter called attention to the Church's strong support for programs that assist people who are poor and vulnerable, and the Church's strong support for programs that help Catholic school students.

Issues addressed include:

Housing, Hunger, TANF & EITC
Multi-System Youth Relinquishment Fund and OhioRISE
Aging & Senior Care
Families & Children
Communion Wine

Read more about Heath & Human Services Recommendations

Issues addressed include:

School Choice
Auxiliary Services
Nonpublic Administrative Cost Reimbursement
School Transportation

Read more about Education Recommendations

Urge your state representative to support priorities of the Catholic Conference of Ohio. Find your state representative.

For updates, visit the Catholic Conference of Ohio website.

Join us for an Upcoming Conference

Converging Roads Medical Ethics:
Health Care and Human Dignity
Saturday, April 24, 2021, at the Pontifical College Josephinum or online. Mass Celebrant: Bishop Brennan. Speakers: Greg Burke, MD, FACP; Thomas W. McGovern, MD; Robin Pierucci, MD; Claudia Sotomayor, MD; and more. Presented by the St. John Paul II Foundation, the Diocese of Columbus, and the Catholic Medical Association of Central Ohio. Continuing education credits for healthcare professionals will be offered. In-person attendance registration $69 - $149 based on CME/CNE inclusion. Online attendance registration rages from $39 to $119 based on CME/CNE inclusion.  For more information, CLICK HERE.
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Office for Social Concerns
Catholic Diocese of Columbus
197 E. Gay Street
Columbus, Ohio  43215
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The Office for Social Concerns is the central diocesan resource for Catholic Social Teaching, reaching out through prayer, education, service, and advocacy.