"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

Rachel Post-Abortion Healing

For information about Project Rachel, a post-abortion healing ministry, please contact Project Rachel Coordinator Clarissa Lapinski at 419-583-6817 or clapinski@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.

The Culture Project

The Culture Project is c back in the Diocese of Toledo and they are ready to visit your school, parish and/or youth group!  While here, several young adult missionaries from the group will travel throughout the Diocese spreading the message to restore culture through the experience of virtue.

Based out of Philadelphia, The Culture Project International began in July 2014 with the goal of educating youth about the dignity of the human person and about sexual integrity.  The Culture Project “is an initiative of young people set out to restore culture through the experience of virtue.”  This group of missionaries reaches out to thousands of students across the country and around the world through story-telling, real life examples, natural law and scientific evidence. The presentations are suitable for a variety of different settings: the classroom, auditorium,  youth groups, rallies, etc.

Upcoming Dates

Central Catholic – Lima
Sexual Integrity
Central Catholic – Lima

St. Joseph Sylvania
10 to 11 AM
Human Dignity

Putnam County YAG – 209 W Sycamore Columbus Grove
7:30 PM
Sexual Integrity

St. Mary Leipsic
7 to 9 PM
Human Dignity Sister Judith Mary

Jr. Theology Class
Sexual Integrity Father Matt Rader

St. John Glandorf
7:00 PM

Sexual Integrity
St. Peter and Paul High School, Mansfield
1, 2, 3, 4, 5th Period
Restore Culture

St. John Glandorf
8:40 – 9:40 AM
Sexual Integrity

Cardinal Stritch High School
1, 4, 6, 7th Period
Restore Culture
St. Mary & St. John Second Hour Youth Group
2nd Hour
Restore Culture

St. Rose Parish Perrysburg
7:00 PM
Sexual Integrity

Notre Dame Academy
3-4 PM
Sexual Integrity

St. Peter and Paul High School, Mansfield
7-8:30 PM
Restore Culture


Local Assistance for Pregnant Women

Pro-Life Websites

Respect Life Coordinator

Peter 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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