"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.

For information on starting a Respect Life group at your parish, please contact Respect Life Coordinator Peter Range at 419-244-6711, ext. 220 or prange@toledodiocese.og.  For upcoming events, please visit the event calendar.

For information about sidewalk counseling and post-abortion ministries, please contact Post-Abortion Advocate Fonda Luersman at 972-916-0652 or fluersman@toledodiocese.org.

Please take a few minutes to watch this video by the USCCB regarding prayer for religious freedom in America.

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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.