Sunday, November 6, 2016

Are Italy's Earthquakes Divine Retribution?

Are Italy's Earthquakes Divine Retribution?

Comments from a respected Dominican theologian that they could be punishment for legalizing same-sex unions spark debate — and strong censure from the Vatican.

A dispute has arisen in Italy following a comment made on Radio Maria by Father Giovanni Cavalcoli, a respected and accomplished Dominican theologian, who said the devastating earthquakes that have struck central Italy this year are God’s punishment for the country legalizing homosexual unions in July.

“Let’s call it divine punishment,” Father Cavalcoli said, according to Italian media (his precise remarks are more moderate when put in context, see below).Continued

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