Nothing any of us little mortals can do is so bad that the infiinite power and love of God cannot forgive.
While there is breath and live in us, He does not stop offering us sufficient graces whereby we may ask for mercy and be saved.
The intrepid Andrea Tornielli has an interesting piece on his blog about the last hours of Antonio Gramsci, who was one of the most important Italian Communist philosophers who gave shape to the strategy of their Party in the last century. What makes this even more wonderful is that it also features one of the last truly "Roman" priests, the great Archbp. De Magistris.
This morning [Arch]bishop Luigi De Magistris, Emeritus pro-Penitenziere Maggiore, spaking at the presentation of the first international catalogue of holy cards, revealed the particulars of the last hours of life of the Communist Party ideologue Antonio Gramsci: "My fellow Sardinian, Gramsci, had in his room an image of St. Therese of the Child Jesus. During his final illness, the sisters of the clinic where he was brought to the patients images of the Child Jesus to kiss. They didn’t bring them to Gramsci. He said: "Why haven’t you brought them to me?" So they brought him a card of the Child Jesus and he kissed it. Gramsci died with the sacraments, he returned to the faith of his childhood. The mercy of God persecutes us in a holy way. The Lord doesn’t resign Himself to lose us.
I bet that new book is fantatic too!