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Saturday, February 4, 2023

News & Press - Catholic Conference of Ohio

CCO Commends Governor DeWine for Proposed Significant Investments in Children and Families

The Governor Released His Executive Budget on January 31, 2023

The Catholic Conference of Ohio commends Governor DeWine for proposing significant investments in Ohio’s children and families through his Executive Budget. We are particularly pleased that the budget proposes a $2,500 per child state tax deduction. For several years, the CCO and USCCB have advocated for a child tax credit on the state and national levels. Further, Governor DeWine’s proposal eliminates the state sales tax for vital infant supplies, such as diapers, strollers, and car seats. In education, the budget calls for expanding Ohio’s EdChoice scholarship program to families at or below 400% of the federal poverty level. If enacted, more Ohio families can access the school of their choice, including Catholic schools. The budget also provides funding for school safety resource officers and increases past budget line items for public and private school students. Other measures that the CCO supports include the expansion of Ohio’s Bold Beginning Initiative and incentives to create more affordable housing options.

With these proposals, the Governor’s budget affirms the Catholic Church’s teaching that the family must be supported and strengthened through just public policies. The Catholic Conference of Ohio looks forward to advocating for these proposals in the months ahead, along with other measures that assist families with children in Catholic schools and programs that help poor and vulnerable Ohioans. 

Job Posting: Associate Director for Social Concerns

Catholic Conference of Ohio Hiring for an Associate Director Position

The Associate Director for Social Concerns provides leadership and advocacy for the Conference’s activities related to social concerns and respect life. The position includes convening the diocesan offices of social action, social services (Catholic Charities), and respect life. The Associate Director implements statewide responses to the Catholic Church’s social teaching.

Click below to read the entire job description and how to apply for the position. 

Most Reverend Milan Lach Appointed as Auxiliary Bishop of the Eparchy of Bratislava in Slovakia

Most Reverend Kurt Burnette Named Apostolic Administrator of the Byzantine Catholic Eparchy of Parma

Bishop Lach was installed in 2018 in the Catholic Eparchy of Parma and has served on the Catholic Conference of Ohio's Board of Directors since his installation. We're grateful for his ministry in Ohio and wish him the best in the Eparchy of Bratislava.  

The Catholic Conference of Ohio welcomes the Most Reverend Kurt Burnette as the Apostolic Administrator of the Eparchy of Parma. Bishop Burnette was also appointed as the Apostolic Administrator of the Holy Protection of Mary of Phoenix. 

Ohio Bishops Reflect on Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI Upon His Death

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI Served Eight Years as Pope from 2005-2013

Click the links for statements from the Ohio Bishops:

Most Rev. Dennis M. Schnurr

Most Rev. Edward C. Malesic

Most Rev. Earl K. Fernandes 

Most Rev. Jeffrey M. Monforton

Most Rev. Daniel E. Thomas 

Most Rev. David J. Bonnar

 

Job Posting: Associate Director for Communications and Outreach

Catholic Conference of Ohio Hiring for an Associate Director Position

The Associate Director will manage the Conference’s social media, website, and advocacy and outreach strategies designed to increase engagement with and awareness of state-level legislative priorities. These priorities include respect life, education, families, social and economic justice, religious liberty, and care for the environment.

Click below to read the entire job description and how to apply for the position. 

Job Posting: Associate Director for Communications and Outreach

Catholic Conference of Ohio Hiring for an Associate Director Position

The Associate Director will manage the Conference’s social media, website, and advocacy and outreach strategies designed to increase engagement with and awareness of state-level legislative priorities. These priorities include respect life, education, families, social and economic justice, religious liberty, and care for the environment.

Click below to read the entire job description and how to apply for the position. 

Job Posting: Associate Director for Communications and Outreach

Catholic Conference of Ohio Hiring for an Associate Director Position

The Associate Director will manage the Conference’s social media, website, and advocacy and outreach strategies designed to increase engagement with and awareness of state-level legislative priorities. These priorities include respect life, education, families, social and economic justice, religious liberty, and care for the environment.

Click below to read the entire job description and how to apply for the position. 

Job Posting: CCO Associate Director, Social Concerns

Catholic Conference of Ohio Hiring for an Associate Director Position

  • Posted: Dec. 21, 2022
  • Categories: News

Job Posting: Associate Director for Social Concerns

Catholic Conference of Ohio Hiring for an Associate Director Position

The Associate Director for Social Concerns provides leadership and advocacy for the Conference’s activities related to social concerns and respect life. The position includes convening the diocesan offices of social action, social services (Catholic Charities), and respect life. The Associate Director implements statewide responses to the Catholic Church’s social teaching.

Click below to read the entire job description and how to apply for the position. 

Brian Hickey Named Executive Director for the Catholic Conference of Ohio

Hickey will begin his new position on January 3, 2023

The Board of Directors of the Catholic Conference of Ohio is pleased to announce the appointment of Brian Hickey as the Conference’s new Executive Director, effective Jan. 3, 2023.

Click below to read the entire press release.