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Office for Social Concerns
Catholic Diocese of Columbus

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Earlier this week our office sent a message about the Ohio budget and other matters addressed by the Catholic Conference of Ohio. Thank you for your continued advocacy.

This message highlights the many national issues addressed by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.

We also turn to our own local communities facing challenging times whether it be the COVID pandemic, violence in our streets, economic hardship, and so many other issues. We address these issues as Easter people filled with joy and hope. Let us pray for guidance and work to strengthen our communities in fraternity and social friendship.
Prayer for Community

Embracing Father,
You grace each of us with equal measure in your love.
Let us learn to love our neighbors more deeply,
so that we can create
peaceful and just communities.
Inspire us to use our creative energies
to build the structures we need
to overcome the obstacles
of intolerance and indifference.
May Jesus provide us the example needed
and send the Spirit to warm our hearts for the journey.
Amen

—from USCCB Being Neighbor: The Catechism and Social Justice

Hocking Hills State Park
Contemplate the beauty of God's creation.
What simple ways can you care for our common home?

Each day is an Earth Day for Catholics as we give thanks and praise to God the creator. Learn how you can do your part to care for God's creation CLICK HERE.

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Jerry Freewalt
Office for Social Concerns
Catholic Diocese of Columbus
197 E. Gay Street
Columbus, Ohio  43215
614-241-2540
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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.