First Friday Forum September 2018

Ms. Diane Zbasnik

“Forming Our Conscience:

Catholic Social Teaching and Public Policy”


The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops have long held that the Church and its members have an obligation to engage in public policy that goes beyond party and ideology.  The Catholic perspective fills a crucial gap in public and civic life by sharing the importance of a moral position that calls for a focus on the common good and the protection of the dignity of every human life. It is this unique contribution and duties that Catholics bring to the political process.

Diane Zbasnik is the Director of the Diocesan Social Action Office under Catholic Charities, Diocese of Cleveland. Diane has a Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry and a Bachelor of Arts in Theology from the University of Portland (a Holy Cross University) in Portland, OR. She has worked in the church in a variety of positions over the past 18 years including campus ministry, adult formation, RCIA and adult Confirmation. She also has a Bachelor of Science in Safety Engineering from Texas A&M University and, prior to being in ministry, worked as a safety engineer for 12 years.

 Lorain County Community College

Spitzer Conference Center in Elyria, Ohio

Luncheon Buffet: 11:30 am Speaker: 12:00 – 1:00 pm

$18.00 per reservation

RESERVATION DEADLINE: 6:00 pm, Monday, preceding the event!(cancellations are also due then or you will be charged). 

You can pay at the door or mail your $18 check to: First Friday Forum of Lorain County, 320 Middle Avenue, Elyria, OH 44035 or call the reservation line at 440-244-0643 or e-mail 

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