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Respect Life Contact:

Bob Wurzelbacher
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100 East Eighth St.
Cincinnati, OH 45202
(513) 421-3131 voice
(513) 421-1582 fax

Bob Wurzelbacher  x 2624
Teresa Kaltenbach, Admin. Asst. x 2653

Noreen Wendeln
1436 Needmore Rd.
Dayton OH 45414
(937) 222-0227 voice
(937) 279-9482 fax

Project Rachel

513-784-0531 – Helpline project rachel butterfly logo 3

1-888-456-Hope – National Helpline

A post-abortion Healing Ministry in the Catholic Church

Project Rachel, the Catholic Church’s ministry to those who have been involved in abortion, is a diocesan-based network of specially trained priests, religious, counselors, and laypersons who provide a team response of care for those suffering in the aftermath of abortion.  In addition to referring for Sacramental Reconciliation, the ministry provides an integrated network of services, including pastoral counseling, peer to peer ministry, spiritual direction,  and referrals to mental health professionals. 


are offered in addition to individualized care.   Please call the Project Rachel Hotline at 513.784.0531 or for more details.

Retreat Date

Dayton- March 24 – 26, 2017 –  2017-Registration-Form

 Support Groups

Call for specific dates/location

 Day of Reflection for Others Affected by an Abortion Experience

February 25, 2017 –  2017-Registration-Form

“I’m thankful for the powerful, healing reminder that as long as we turn to God, He will love us no matter what.” -N, past participant


To donate online, click here: PROJECT RACHEL DONATIONS

or mail your check to:

The Family and Respect Life Office
c/o Project Rachel
100 East Eighth Street
Cincinnati, Ohio  45202


To view a Project Rachel Testimonial, click here: What Project Rachel has meant to me ….

Project Rachel was founded nationally in Milwaukee in 1984, and in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati in 1994, and is presently in 140 dioceses internationally. For women and men who have lost a child through abortion.

I didn’t think anyone would understand how I felt. I was so relieved to be able to share my experience with someone who understood what I was going through. No one condemned me. They understood and helped me forgive myself.”

“I made a private choice, but it became a secret burden…Time for a second choice…Choose to Accept God’s Love and Forgive Yourself.”