To Letter from Archbishop Dennis Schnurr

My Dear Friends in Christ,

The Archdiocese of Cincinnati and its churches, schools, and other institutions are committed to faithfully managing the financial resources entrusted to them. To fulfill the mission of the Church, we must consistently perform our work in an ethical manner. We pledge to measure our conduct against the highest standards of canon and civil law.

There are many procedures in place within the Archdiocese to help ensure accountability and transparency. Each parish is required to have finance and parish pastoral councils and to make an annual financial report to parishioners. The Archdiocese Central Offices publishes on its website an audited annual report and benefits from the expertise and oversight of its Archdiocesan Pastoral Council and Archdiocesan Finance Council.

Since 2008 a financial misconduct hotline has been made available for employees, parishioners, volunteers, vendors and other interested parties to report suspected misconduct at any level. The hotline is administered by EthicsPoint, an independent company. The person reporting has the opportunity to remain anonymous.

I gratefully extend heartfelt appreciation for your interest in our ministries and consistent support. Let us continue to work together to become better stewards in the Lord.

Sincerely yours in Christ,

Most Reverend Dennis M. Schnurr
Archbishop of Cincinnati