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 firstname.lastname@example.org. For upcoming events in the Diocese, please visit the event calendar.
Respect Life Opportunities in the Diocese of Toledo
40 Days for Life Campaign
From Sept. 23 through Nov. 1, Catholic Charities will join 40 Days for Life in a peaceful mission to end abortion in our community. We invite you to pray for one hour from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. during these 40 days outside Capital Care Network, 1160 W. Sylvania Ave, Toledo, Ohio. We are in most need of volunteers between the hours of 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Since the 40 Days for Life Campaign began in 2007, there have been over 9,699 lives saved, 107 abortion workers have quit their positions and 59 abortion facilities have shut down!
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Catholic Charities Respect Life E-Newsletter: Read about local news and events or sign up below to receive it by email.
- Forming a Parish Respect Life Committee
- Respect Life Prayers
- Respect for Life in Scripture
- Abortion facts
Local Assistance for Pregnant Women
- Pregnancy Centers in the Diocese of Toledo
- Catholic Charities Pregnancy Support and Adoption Services
- Project Rachel – Hope after Abortion
- National Committee for a Human Life Amendment
- Catholic Conference of Ohio Bishops
- National Catholic Bioethics Center
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.