"Each child is created in the special image and likeness of God for greater things — to love and to be loved." ~ Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta

Respect Life

Catholic Charities works to create an awareness of the dignity of human life through supporting parish Respect Life groups, providing presentations on Respect Life issues, and publishing a bi-weekly Respect Life e-newsletter with local and national news and events.  Staff also provide training to those interested in sidewalk ministry to women outside abortion clinics.

A number of parishes have Respect Life groups that meet regularly to pray, discuss pro-life issues and plan local events.  To find a group or start one at your parish, please contact Respect Life Coordinator Peter Range at 419-244-6711, ext. 220 or prange@toledodiocese.org.  For upcoming events in the Diocese, please visit the event calendar.

Respect Life Opportunities in the Diocese of Toledo

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40 Days for Life Campaign

Join us for a local “40 Days for Life” campaign hosted in solidarity with the international pro-life movement that seeks to end abortion through prayer and fasting.

A daily prayer vigil will take place in front of the last operating abortion clinic in Toledo – Capital Care Network. Individuals and groups are invited to sign up to pray for an hour.

To register for the daily prayer vigil, go to www.SignUpGenius.com/go/20F0944A4A823A5F58-40days.

40 Days for Life Prayer Vigil Dates

Catholic Charities will host three prayer vigils for 40 Days for Life in Toledo that will begin at the Rosary Cathedral, 2535 Collingwood Blvd, Toledo, Ohio.

Opening Vigil – February 16, 6 p.m.
Midpoint Vigil with Bishop Daniel E. Thomas – March 10, 6 p.m.
The Closing Vigil date and time is being rescheduled.  Check back for further details.

Project Rachel Post-Abortion Healing

For information about Project Rachel, a post-abortion healing ministry, please contact Project Rachel Coordinator Tara Woodbury at 419-654-4886 or twoodbury@toledodiocese.org.

Prayer Vigils and Sidewalk Counseling

The Respect Life Office coordinates monthly prayer vigils and on-going sidewalk counseling in front of the Toledo abortion clinic.  For more information or to become involved, please contact Respect Life Coordinator Peter Range at 419-244-6711, ext. 220 or prange@toledodiocese.org.


Local Assistance for Pregnant Women

Pro-Life Websites

Respect Life Coordinator

IMG_1136Peter Range graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a Masters in Theology and a focus in Biblical Studies in 2009 and a Bachelor of Arts in History from John Carroll University in 2004.  He has ministered to immigrants and migrant families in Florida, inner city youth in Cleveland, university students in Bowling Green and the homeless in Cleveland and Toledo.  Peter’s passion for defending the dignity of the human person was inspired by watching his mother lovingly care for his father who has been paralyzed from the neck down for many years. The fifth of six children, Peter is passionate about family, service and encountering the one true God, Jesus Christ.



Our Mission

Catholic Charities makes real the love that God has for each individual person regardless of their faith or background by serving the poor, speaking for and assisting the neglected and forgotten, respecting and promoting life from beginning to end and nurturing and supporting individuals and families.

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