The California Catholic Conference opposed the bill.
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“I suspect the numbers are actually much larger than this,” Richards added. “We just can’t track it all.”
The College of St. Benedict says it will accept both female applicants as well as male applicants who ‘now consistently live and identify as female, transgender, gender-fluid, or nonbinary.’
Another motion advanced on the final day of the bishops’ spring gathering was their planned update to the bishops’ pastoral statement on persons with disabilities.
Addressing parents who are struggling to respond to a child experiencing gender dysphoria, Archbishop Coakley advised them to be open and listen to their child’s struggles but also to seek counseling and not to adopt pronouns different from the child’s biological sex.
‘The purpose of the letter is to provide pastoral guidance on how the Church, its ministers and the lay faithful can accompany — walk with — those who struggle with their gender identity,’ writes the Oklahoma City shepherd.
Such interventions are not to be performed because they do not respect the fact that God has created each person as a unity of body and soul or work toward the authentic good of the human person, the USCCB explained.
The American Medical Association, American Academy of Pediatrics and Children’s Hospital Association asked Attorney General Merrick Garland to launch an investigation.
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A spokesman for the archdiocese reiterated that the new policy would continue to affirm the Church’s teachings on gender, even after revisions.