Catholic Charities is helping homeless pregnant women and new mothers to look beyond simply finding their next meal and putting a roof over their heads. Progress is slow but steady.
You could say they’re taking baby steps.
The pro-life Roselia Pregnancy and Parenting Support program has transitioned from a fully-staffed center in Pittsburgh’s Oakland neighborhood to downtown apartments that house up to 11 women and their babies.
Inspired in part by their own pastor’s story of conversion, the people of St. Therese of Lisieux Parish in Munhall are helping men respond to God’s call to the priesthood.
A convert at age 19 and ordained just 13 years later, Father Terry O’Connor credits the power of prayer in leading him to become a priest.
“There’s a tremendous amount of secularism out there, but Jesus can work through that,” Father O’Connor said. “Men need to take time in quiet prayer with the Lord to learn their vocation.”