Archdiocese Statement - April 20th

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Good morning,

A couple of months ago, at a youth sports League Leaders meeting, the idea was presented of the possibility of having more Archdiocesan involvement including oversight of liability for youth sports within the Archdiocese.

During the past couple of months, we have had ongoing conversations about this idea with pastors, deacons, coaches, spiritual liaisons, league leaders, athletic booster members, and others involved in youth sports in our Archdiocese. And after having these discussions, along with prayerful discernment on the part of the Archdiocesan staff, we have decided end pursuit of these ideas. We appreciate your patience and understanding these past couple of months and look forward to working together to provide ongoing opportunities for the youth and coaches to encounter Christ through sports.


Rod Dunlap
Associate Director of Sports Ministry
Office for Youth Evangelization and Discipleship
Archdiocese of Cincinnati
100 East Eight Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
(513) 614-1789

“Pray, hope, and don't worry. Worry is useless. God is merciful and will hear your prayer.” – Padre Pio