By Walter Tomalis
June 24, 2002
The following text
is dedicated to my friend at MARYKNOLL, Brother Goretti Zilli
Wow, what a time in the
world's history, to realign our thinking after many sins and
transgressions. We feel weighted down, decisions toward the good and
faithful become blurred, unsure, and we become less fun to be around.
Thus we can compile sin, and even crimes creep in as our bed partner.
This is our nightwatch
on this earth, followed not far off by the Apocalypse. How long to
build a sky-high building with intricate plans and planning? How long
to crate away the twisted remains of a once stately building that
fell? No plan needed to carry away the dust and soot that remained… So
we bow to a crime not at all ever to hear repentance, never to feel
remorse on this earth.
So in this century of
2000, millions of fervent Catholics, we have awakened to an unexpected
tragedy, a sick, a very sick situation where males prey on the very
young or wait for a lone female unescorted.
In a time in which we
urgently need Religious Priests, some never should have taken the path
to be a liaison between GOD and HIS MEN, WOMEN, OFFSPRING. A large
group has chosen sin and crime. To this I write. What can return a
killer's mind that was once out of control? Perhaps this proven
formula can possibly help those who prey on young people…
sentenced to 40 years in jail when found guilty of killing Saint Maria
Goretti. One strange night, in a vision or dream, she appeared to him
in his dark cell. So unnerving was the experience, he yelled to his
guard to bring him a Priest. He was told to write his confession which
he did, and in which he also asked God's pardon.
The above steps are
Step #2: Ask pardon of
Step #3: Alessandro
read in Church his confession again, in front of Maria's mother. He
asked forgiveness and pardon.
Step #4: Every day at
prayer between the sinner and his GOD a renewal, thus avoiding evils
of this world that toppled you.
Step #5: His words to
the youth are to avoid pornography. AVOID PORNOGRAPHY.
St. Maria Goretti was
canonized June 24, 1950 by Pope Pius XII. Her body lies in the village
of her birth in the center of a shrine in Nettuno in the Basilica of
Our Lady of Grace. Patroness of youth, her theme is to preserve one's
purity -- which is indeed very, very important to growing up to be a
solid Christian and to raise solid offspring!
St. Maria Goretti, pray