A longtime reader emailed today. Mr. Quarteroni is a childhood friend, a Cradle Catholic, who like so many of his generation fell away and into apostasy and atheism.
Mr. Quarteroni has been diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gherig’s), and has announced his intention to murder himself publicly on Facebook.
Mr. Quarteroni is in Pennsylvania.
Mr. Quarteroni killing himself, and thus condemning himself to eternal damnation, is the worst possible thing that could happen. There is no way the situation could be worse than that.
I’m putting the call out to any priests to reach out to this man, Christ’s beloved, who was once cleansed of all sin in the waters of his baptism, and might have been confirmed. Fathers, act like you believe, and reach out to this man. Again, there is no downside risk, because we are already dealing with rock bottom – hell for eternity. Make an effort. Be a conduit of grace. Cooperate with the Holy Ghost, and do the difficult right.
Everyone, pray for Mr. Bob Quarteroni, beloved of Christ, whom God made to be with Him in heaven forever, was scourged at the Pillar, and died on the Cross to redeem.
Our Lady, Undoer of Knots, pray for us.
Lord Jesus Christ, have mercy on us.