National Catholic Call-In Day to Protect Dreamers - Feb. 26

Diocese of Toledo Bishop Daniel E. Thomas and the U.S. Bishops are calling for a National Catholic Call-In Day to Protect Dreamers on Monday, February 26, asking the faithful across the nation to call their Members of Congress to protect Dreamers from deportation, to provide them a path to citizenship, and to avoid any damage to existing protections for families and unaccompanied minors in the process.

Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, USCCB President; Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles, USCCB Vice President; and Bishop Joe S. Vásquez of Austin, Chairman of the USCCB Committee on Migration, in a joint statement said:

“We are deeply disappointed the Senate was not able to come together in a bipartisan manner to secure legislative protection for the Dreamers. With the March 5th deadline looming, we ask once again that Members of Congress show the leadership necessary to find a just and humane solution for these young people, who daily face mounting anxiety and uncertainty.

“Our faith compels us to stand with the vulnerable, including our immigrant brothers and sisters. We have done so continually, but we must show our support and solidarity now in a special way. Now is the time for action.” 

 

 

Stand for Life! Sign Our Petition at: www.petition.life!

TOLEDO—To show support for life, people of all faiths are invited to sign a petition at (www.petition.life). The greater Toledo pro-life movement and Ohio Right to Life is urging ProMedica leadership to carefully reconsider their relationship with Capital Care, after signing a transfer agreement with the Toledo abortion facility.

“The Catholic community throughout the Diocese of Toledo is heartbroken,” Bishop Daniel E. Thomas said in a statement released Tuesday, Feb. 13. “ProMedica’s decision to authorize the patient-transfer agreement with Capital Care Network, the only remaining abortion clinic in the metro Toledo area, endorses the taking of innocent human life.

“We believe the aim of all health care providers should be to promote the healing and protection of all human life, not to facilitate the destruction of the most vulnerable in our community,” Bishop Thomas said. “We lament this tragic decision. We exhort all people of good will to join in recognizing and protecting the dignity and sanctity of each human person.” 

“It doesn’t make sense that a hospital in the business of saving lives, partners with a facility which soul aim is to end human life, the life of the unborn child,” says Peter Range, Director of Catholic Charities Diocese of Toledo Office for Life and Justice.

“Capital Care has been sanctioned and fined by the Ohio Department of Health for violating their own health guidelines,” says Peter Range, Catholic Charities Director of Office for Life and Justice. “ProMedica should exercise patience before partnering with Capital Care which has serious legal issues with the State of Ohio.”

“With the beginning of Lent and ProMedica signing a transfer agreement, our witness and practice of prayer is needed now more than ever,” says Roney Schuster, Executive Director of Catholic Charities Diocese of Toledo. “I invite you to join many other prayer warriors during the 40 Days for Life prayer vigil outside of Capital Care.”

babyThis past fall, two babies were saved from abortion in Toledo. Check out this article: https://40daysforlife.com/2017/10/30/toledo-ohio/. In the past three years, 21 babies were saved from the efforts of Catholic Charities Diocese of Toledo’s Respect Life ministry.

Since the international 40 Days for Life Campaign began in 2007, over 750,000 volunteers in over 40 nations have stood in prayerful witness at abortion clinics to witness to the dignity of human life. Through these prayerful campaigns, over 13,998 babies lives have been saved from abortion, 170 abortion workers have quit their positions, and 90 abortion facilities have shut down.

For more information contact Office for Life and Justice Director Peter Range at prange@toledodiocese.org or call 419-214-4933.  

Catholic Charities Hosts Mansfield Consumer Resource Fair March 3

MANSFIELD—Catholic Charities is hosting the 8th Annual Consumer Resource Fair, as part of National Consumer Protection Week, on Saturday, March 3, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Richland Mall.

“The purpose of National Consumer Protection Week is to educate and empower consumers on how to make informed decisions when it comes to their financial affairs,” said Rebecca Owens, Regional Director for Mansfield Catholic Charities. “We continue to see many people being preyed upon by scams and identify theft because they’re desperate to meet basic needs of food, shelter and medical care.”

CatholicCharities_logoCatholic Charities and 20+ organizations will provide free information on managing money and debt, protecting personal identification, and avoiding identify theft and scams.

Participants include the Ohio Attorney General’s office, Civista Bank, Mechanics Bank, Richland Bank, Sutton Bank, Woodforest National Bank, Richland County Adult Protective Services/JFS, Mansfield-Richland Public Library/First Call-211, Habitat for Humanity, NECIC/ Temp2Higher, and Ohio Division of Financial Institutions. Richland County Sheriff’s office will be fingerprinting.

“Catholic Charities partners with the Ohio Attorney General’s office each year,” said Rebecca Owens, Catholic Charities Regional Director. “We do our best to be proactive in educating our community on important financial matters.”

For more info, contact Diane Bemiller at 419.524.0733, ext. 228, or email dbemiller@toledodiocese.org.

40 Days for Life Campaign Runs Through March 25

TOLEDO, OH—Catholic Charities Diocese of Toledo is hosting the ecumenical 40 Days for Life Spring Campaign in Northwest Ohio through Sunday, March 25, 2018.

You can participate in the 40 Days For Life Spring Campaign in three ways: prayer and fasting, community outreach and peaceful vigil. We invite you to pray for an hour in front of Capital Care Network, the Toledo abortion clinic, located at 1160 W. Sylvania Avenue. Sign up at: www.40daysforlife.com/toledo.

May our prayer bring the light of Christ Jesus to move the hearts and minds of all present to a deeper appreciation of the dignity of human life. Fight for Life! Sign our petition at: www.petition.life!

Since the iPrayer Vigilnternational 40 Days for Life Campaign began in 2007, over 750,000 volunteers in over 40 nations have stood in prayerful witness at abortion clinics to witness to the dignity of human life. Through these prayerful campaigns, nearly 14,000 babies have been saved from abortion, 170 abortion workers have quit their positions, and 90 abortion facilities have shut down!

Join the movement, and help us end abortion in Northwest Ohio! To learn more, email Office for Life & Justice Director Peter Range at prange@toledodiocese.org. 

"I Served A Saint" Catholic Charities Gala Set for April 17

MAUMEE Join us! Catholic Charities Spring Gala: “I Served A Saint” with Mario Enzler & Bishop Daniel E. Thomas, will be held Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at The Pinnacle, 1772 Indian Wood Circle, Maumee. Both men will share their experiences serving under Pope John Paul II.

p. 5 - Mario EnzlerKeynote speaker Mario Enzler will share how his experiences serving as a member of the Vatican’s elite military corps, the Swiss Guard, and his relationship with Pope John Paul II, transformed him personally and professionally to become a better man, executive, and leader. He is currently a professor at The Busch School of Business and Economics at The Catholic University of America.

Also speaking will be The Most Reverend Daniel E. Thomas, Bishop of the DioBishop Thomascese of Toledo, who also served under Pope John Paul II for 15 years as an Official of the Congregation for Bishops at the Holy See, Vatican City State, and as an Adjunct Spiritual Director at the Pontifical North American College Seminary, Rome, Italy. On March 9, 1995, he was named Chaplain to His Holiness by Pope John Paul II and later named Prelate of Honor by Pope John Paul II on March 19, 2005.

A VIP Reception for event sponsors with Mario Enzler and Bishop Thomas begins at 5:30 p.m. Dinner program begins at 6:30 p.m. Purchase Dinner Tickets Online through April 4, 2018.

To Become an Event Sponsor contact Jeff Grilliot, Catholic Charities Director of Development at 419.214.4890 or email jgrilliot@toledodiocese.org.

Help Catholic Charities raise funds to meet the increasing need for food, shelter, medical care and more. Our transformative ministries provide help and hope to over 45,000 individuals of all faiths, annually, in the 19-county Diocese of Toledo.

Join Us April 26 Catholic Business Network with Richard Lane

TOLEDO, OH—You’re invited to the next Catholic Business Network breakfast, Thursday, April 26. Richard Lane, Catholic evangelist and son of NFL Hall of Fame legend Dick “Night Train” Lane, continues our quarterly breakfast speaker series with his talk,“Encountering the Lord Personally.” 

This new Catholic Charities ministry invites people of all faiths to exploRichard Lanere ways of living and promoting Catholic values in the workplace.

The free event will be held at St. Patrick of Heatherdowns, 4201 Heatherdowns Boulevard, Toledo OH. Registration, networking and free continental breakfast at 7 a.m. followed by hour-long program at 7:30 a.m. 

Limited seating is available, so please register early.

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For more information, call Kate Pomrenke at 419.214.4898; or email kpomrenke@toledodiocese.org.

 

 

Project Rachel Healing Retreat for Men February 10

Suffering from a past abortion? You’re not alone. Connect with local support and resources and explore other women’s and men’s experiences. Begin your healing journey and experience God’s mercy.

Join our day-long “Entering Canaan” Day of Prayer and Healing Retreat for Men hosted by Project Rachel, a ministry of Catholic Charities Diocese of Toledo, Saturday, February 10, 2018.
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For more information and confidential reservations, please call 1-888-456-HOPE or 419-260-5811. Or email projectrachel@toledodiocese.org. Cost of retreat is $25.

The next Project Rachel Healing Retreat for Women will be Saturday, May 19, 2018. Visit hopeafterabortion.com for more information on Project Rachel. God Bless! 

 

“A friend told me about La Posada. I came and I was surprised because it doesn’t look like a shelter. It looks just like a home. I was so glad when they told me we could stay. They’ve been so good to me. Honestly, none of this would be happening if I hadn’t been here. They’ve helped me so much.” – Marquita, La Posada resident

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Catholic Charities makes real the love God has for each individual regardless of 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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