St Maria Goretti model for the youth. Family and Grandparent Thought 6 July

July 6th.  St Maria Goretti.  Their RE teacher spoke to the Grade 8 girls and boys.  “We all know that rape of young girls is a big problem. Sometimes the perpetrators are young boys and often enough a girl ends up pregnant and she is the one who is left holding the baby. If she resists she can even be beaten or killed.   Maria Goretti was a young girl who resisted and died. You also know of blessers, older men, old enough to be the girls’ father or even grandfather who start relationships with girls.  They may agree so as to get money or clothes or cell phones.  All this is wrong and sinful for the men and boys, not for girls if they are forced into this, but it is wrong for the girls if they consent willingly.”

The body is not made for immorality, but for the Lord and the Lord for the body.  Shun immorality.  Glorify God in your body.   1 Cor 6-20.

Pope Francis:   The sexual abuse of children is all the more scandalous when I occurs in places where they ought to be most safe, particularly in families, schools, communities and Christian institutions.  AL45

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