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Catholic Conference of Ohio Addresses Numerous Legislative Issues

Seeks to Protect and Enhance the Dignity and Rights of All People from Conception through Natural Death

In the Ohio General Assembly the Catholic Conference of Ohio is addressing issues related to :

  • Life
  • Human Trafficking
  • Criminal Justice
  • Immigration
  • Gun Violence 
  • Education
  • Care for Creation

Ohio House Passes Budget Bill

Bill Receives Strong Bipartisan Support

Substitute HB 166 as passed by House

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Catholic Conference of Ohio Budget Backgrounder for the Senate 

Pope Francis Orders Worldwide Response To Sexual Abuse.

U.S.C.C.B. President Calls the Order a "blessing" building upon the current "Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People"

Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo, Archbishop of Galveston-Houston and President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, has issued a statement regarding the release of Pope Francis’s Motu Proprio. The Motu Proprio, “You are the light of the world”, is a worldwide order to the Church from the Pope, in response to the evil of sexual abuse. The new law comes after a meeting in Rome that brought together all episcopal conference presidents from across the globe to discuss the Church sex abuse crisis.

The release includes Questions & Answers Regarding Pope Francis’s Motu Proprio

Catholic Conference of Ohio Urges Support for the "Protect Trafficked Minors Act": SB 13

Bill will help protect children up to age 18 from human traffickers

The Catholic Conference of Ohio supports passage of SB 13, the "Protect Trafficked Minors Act". This bill will help protect minors up to age 18 years old from being “trafficked”. Currently, only children up to age 16 years old are fully protected under Ohio law. The bill is pending in the Senate Judiciary Committee.

The Catholic Conference of Ohio believes it is important for Ohio to continue strengthening protections for victims of human trafficking. SB 13 provides yet another series of helpful changes. Such changes will help ensure that minors up to age 18 will have a greater degree of protection under Ohio law.

Sponsor Testimony from Senator Teresa Fedor

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Protection of Children

 

Foster Care & Adoption in Ohio

 

Drug Awareness Program

Start Talking! is a website with resources to give parents, guardians, educators and community leaders the tools to start the conversation with Ohio’s youth about the importance of living healthy, drug-free lives.

Resource Guide: Drug Use Prevention Ohio Attorney General June 2018

 Ohio Opioid Education Alliance: Welcome to Denial, OH


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