From Catholic News Agency comes this article about Cardinal Dolan blessing mothers and their unborn children at St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Good Counsel was blessed to have some of our moms in attendance for the blessing. Good Counsel Homes provide supportive residential care for homeless mothers and their children in the context of Catholic social tradition. Providing for the spiritual growth of our moms, babies, and children is a crucial element to success outside Good Counsel when a mom and her family are ready to be on their own.
“Timothy M. Dolan of New York blessed 30 expectant mothers and their unborn children in an April 6 Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, offering a message of hope and love.
‘I came to more fully recognize that my faith is not just for me, but also for my unborn son and for all other women struggling with faith and grace in a difficult time,’ Kimberly Page told the New York-based Chiaroscuro Foundation.
‘This Mass and this blessing have added so much to my life as a Catholic and how I will raise my son.’
Page said it was ‘redemptive’ to see the Church recognize life from conception ‘even if conceived in circumstances that are not God’s intention for the family.’
The 30 pregnant women included first-time mothers as well as women with other children.
Guests at the Mass included patients from the Gianna Center for Women’s Health, residents of Good Counsel Homes, members of the Sisters of Life and employees of the New York Archdiocese’s Family Life Office.
Read more about this special day here.