Editor’s note: This is Part II of a two-part essay; here is Part II. The Nature of Truth I argued in the previous section that Francis rejects propositional truth. On this view, the truth-status of […]
By Patrick Reilly | Again this January, huge numbers of young people from around the country showed up in Washington, D.C., to demand an end to abortion. Many were from faithful Catholic schools and colleges that bused students…
By Edward Pentin | The American economist Jeffrey Sachs has used the Vatican’s Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences to launch a scathing attack on the Trump administration, accusing it of threatening multilateralism by bullying…
Dhaka, Bangladesh, Feb 5, 2020 / 06:14 pm (CNA).- The High Court in Bangladesh has asked the government to justify its continued allowance of prenatal gender detection technology, which opponents are seeking to ban in the name of gender equality and the right to life.
The court said the government must explain why its failure to regulate prenatal gender detections should not be struck down as illegal.
Last month, Supreme Court lawyer Ishrat Hasan filed a petition claiming that the prenatal tests violate constitutional protections for gender equality and a baby’s right to life, the Daily Star reported.
We are currently witnessing numerous calamities in the order of nature: earthquakes, droughts, floods, and disasters which cause the unforeseen death of thousands of persons, followed by epidemics and incurable diseases. All mainstream media together with the world leaders are repeating climate-change slogans persistently like a daily mantra in print and on air as the only plausible explanation of these phenomena.
As maintained by many Americans of different Christian denominations, the 2005 hurricane Katrina is still believed to have been God’s judgment on New Orleans because of the debauchery and sinful life there, that they had departed from the ways of God. New Orleans City Council President Oliver Thomas, after observing the horrors first hand and hearing talk of Sodom and Gomorrah, gave utterance, “Maybe God is going to cleanse us”. Last November the 30-year-old Australian rugby league footballer Israel Folau stated that “the timing of the bushfire crisis is no coincidence but only a taste of God’s judgment should nothing change… God is speaking to you guys. Australia, you need to repent and take these laws and turn back to what is right.” An eminent Italian theologian, Fr Giovanni Cavalcoli remarked that the deadly seismic shocks, which hit Italy by a 6.6-magnitude in 2016, had actually been “divine punishment” for “the offence to the family and the dignity of marriage, especially “civil unions”.
Sometimes in our search for cause and effect, we ascribe to God attributes that are downright demonic. Yet, God is transcendent and He cannot be defined by any human concept. God isn’t the source of evil. God, the creator of the universe, is all good and only good. Since man stopped listening to God, nature does not have to be obedient to man. Chaos in nature is a logical consequence of human guilt. As one of the most famous exorcists in Italy, Fr Antonio Mattatelli dared to speak out “The world is coming to an end, hurricanes and earthquakes are the proof”, but not because of too much CO2 emissions, but because of sin. It is worth recalling here that Satan is wretched, malevolent and seeks only evil, and those who question the existence of Satan really ought to witness an exorcism.
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