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.
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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.
COMMENTARY: Pope Francis has repeatedly and emphatically spoken out against gender ideology. And Virginia Bishop Michael Burbidge’s Aug. 12 pastoral letter on gender dysphoria models truth in charity and authentic mercy.
Cross had said he could not “affirm that a biological boy can be a girl, and vice versa,” citing his Christian faith.
The U.S. has an assortment of laws on what is legal for mental-health professionals with regards to counseling transgender patients, leaving some Catholic professionals at risk of punishment if they don’t support ‘gender transition.’
The Catholic Medical Association has joined a lawsuit against a Biden administration rule that it says tramples the conscience rights of doctors opposed to gender-transitioning procedures.
COMMENTARY: The Department of Justice’s message is a masterpiece of sexual-revolution propaganda.
The Catholic faithful, the diocese said, should avoid “‘gender-affirming’ terms or pronouns that convey approval of or reinforce the person’s rejection of the truth.”
The international Courage and EnCourage conference tackles a tough issue.