(by MARK CIEMCIOCH – WNY CATHOLIC) Becoming pregnant while facing an uncertain and unstable future forces women to make one of the most important decisions of their lives. The diocesan Office of Pro-Life Activities is now working to build a ministry that hopefully eases the stress of that decision.
Over the past few months, administrators and volunteers have been working at 208 Stanislaus St. in Buffalo, the former rectory of St. Adalbert Church, which closed a few years ago. The goal is to create a temporary residence for pregnant women to regain their footing in the world while bringing their baby into it, a ministry that will be called the Mother Teresa Home.
“The overall desire is to be able to have women who have chosen life, or are on the fence about choosing life because of finances, a place where they can stay,” said Cheryl Calire, diocesan director of Pro-Life Activities.