I must admit I did not know that northern Italy recently had some devastating flooding. I am glad Vatican News reported it.
But then the tragedy of flooding, which has hit the world since the days of Noah, is turned into a political ideology meme of global warming and the need for us poor, miserable sinners to stop it since we caused it.
There is no historical or scientific evidence to prove that what happened in Northern Italy is due to man-made climate change. There is no reporting that in fact it could have been an “act of God.”
Or it might be due to the old age of our universe, planet system, not to mention the sun itself. It might be that like we human beings, there is an expiration date that leads to death and no one can stop it.
Thus, without the mention of the finality of things and the final consummation of the world at the Lord’s Second Coming for judgment and resurrection of the dead bodies strewn everywhere since creation of man, there is no preaching on the need to repent, believe the Good News and be saved from the fires of hell.
Many people die of lung cancer because their bodies are predisposed to it at the time of conception, or they smoked or inhaled second hand smoke or it is a random act of misfortune. Does the Church complain bitterly that if people didn’t smoke and there were no cancer causing agents in nature or man made, this poor soul could have lived forever. Never mind the unrepentant sins that might well have placed him in hell!
Vatican News becomes just another political ideology promoting one theory on why, since the days of Noah, there have been natural disasters. There is nothing said about original sin and its corruption of man and all that God created. There is no mention of salvation history as God warns His people to repent before it is too late, and to be save, from the ravages of this life and the eternal fires of hell!