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Angelina and Katie’s Story
National Catholic Register: Mothers on Campus—University of Mary Creates Community to Empower Young Women to Choose Life While Pursuing Degrees
“The students here, they all love babies,” Katie, Lucia’s mother, told the Register, adding that it’s “comforting” that when babysitting plans fall through and she brings Lucia to class, “everyone in the room is just happy to have her.” She credits the community with giving her the confidence to return to school and work on finishing her degree after her unplanned pregnancy.
She and Angelina Hanft are the first two participants in the St. Teresa of Calcutta Community for Mothers, a program that the Benedictine school launched in January. It provides childcare, room and board, and other assistance to women facing unexpected pregnancies as they pursue their degrees.
Programs for pregnant students and new mothers to succeed. Catholic universities introduce new ways to build a culture of life – one college degree at a time. Catherine Hadro reports.