Monday, November 14, 2016

Real earthquakes strike NZ, again

Much political comment around the globe about Trump and Brexit "earthquakes" but last night, 12.03 to 12.06 by my bedside clock, a major quake, 7.5, struck NZ, about 100kms north of Christchurch. Here the quake wasn't violent but it went on for a very long time.

The way the faultlines of our country work, the damage of the quake spread north and north-eastwards from its epicentre, devastating Kaikoura, damaging Wellington and many other places.

And, two people are dead. These are the real earthquakes of life!

Meanwhile, slightly distracted re my next post on apostolicity ...


Father Ron said...

Nothing like an Earthquake to keep one focussed on the real 'reality' - which is our human frailty in the face of nature's activities. Laus Deo!

Jean said...

A lightning strike and earthquake in one week enough natural phenomenon for me : ) . Feel for the folk up North.

Pageantmaster said...

Prayers for you all Peter+
Keep safe

Anonymous said...

Hi Peter, on earthquakes and apostolicity, you have probably seen the Catholic Herald's report on the letter from the four cardinals asking for doubts on Amoris Laetitia to be clarified in the traditional "yes" or "no" form. Biblically I suppose, if your brother won't listen (neither the Pope nor the CDF have answered), you can go wider for your audience. I expect some sad, disappointed and pained replies in the next few days, but the writers were carefully chosen. They will be the tip of the iceberg and have no curial or diocesan posts to lose.