Because the experience of natural evil is sometimes an example of God's retributive or remedial punishment, we should make allowance for that explanation as a possible interpretation, but we mustn't presume that to be the case.
A natural disaster is judicial insofar as it is related to the curse, dating back to the fall, but it's not necessarily judicial in terms of divine punishment for a recent transgression.
In any event, however, Bellarmine (as alleged by Newcome) is correct in stating that the objection of the heretics to the Eucharist was a denial of Christ's true humanity - not a denial of a change of the elements.
For if they allowed the Symbols of a true Body, they would be obliged to grant a true Body, since a mere Phantom can have no Sign or Symbol.It's always grounded in divine judgment on a past event (Adam's sin), and it's sometimes punishment for something more recent (e.g.the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah), but it's not necessarily punitive for something more recent. There's the general basis for liability to natural evils (the Fall), and sometimes there's a specific basis in a specific transgression after the Fall.iv) Even in the case of divine judgment, because humans are social creatures, divine judgment typically has a collective dimension.She also uses the occasion as a pretext to launch into a gratuitous tirade against C. In this post I'm not going to comment on the allegations against Mahaney, both because it's a red herring in relation to the primary topic of her post, and simply because I'm in no position to offer an informed opinion regarding his complicity, if any, in the scandal.i) Natural disasters like floods, tornadoes, earthquakes, epidemics, hurricanes, tsunamis, famine, wildfires, and volcanic eruptions are traditionally classified as natural evils.He begins with Ignatius, concerning some Heretics, (Ignatius' Epistle to the Smyrneans) that received not Eucharist or Oblations, because they confess not the Eucharist to be the Flesh of Christ. And what is this to Transubstantiation, that some Heretics, because they did not believe that Christ was really Incarnate, would not admit the Eucharist, the Symbols whereof represented and supposed a real Incarnation?