Opposition to ‘trans-affirming treatment’ for children crosses religious and political divides.
A recent study revealed that Church practices may lag behind its own teachings, but some Catholics are calling for change.
‘The most intimate communion I have with God is that I eat him.’
Critics claim it harms youth who identify as ‘LGBTQ+,’ but the experts counter that young children should not be exposed to ideas that are not developmentally appropriate for their age.
Citing a rise in the influence of gender theory, Catholic experts on the topic say the archdiocese’s catechesis and policy on the challenging issue could be a model for others.
In the wake of last fall’s disclosure that some biological females had been admitted to seminaries, Catholic formators, canonists and doctors discuss precautionary steps seminaries need to take.
Such individuals can’t be ordained, but formators stress the need to accompany these persons with love and understanding.