Photocredit: Getty. The document is dated February 4, but was released on June 10; no explanation was offered as to why, but LGBTQ advocates considered the timing to be no accident. The Vatican even warned against words that are commonly used in the medical community to describe varying aspects of gender nonconformity:.
June 10,Boston, MA. From the very title, Church leaders are perpetuating a vision of humanity that fails to respect the diversity of human experience. For the Vatican to depict the courage, struggle, and sacrifice of so many individuals and families as an effort to destroy the concept of gender and destabilize families is not merely personally hurtful to countless people.
The Confraternity of Catholic Clergy said that gender dysphoria could not be answered by gender reassignment surgery. Latest News. Staff Reporter.
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Updated June 11, The Vatican has issued an official document rejecting the idea that people can choose or change their genders, a statement which was immediately denounced by LGBT Catholics. The document, published during LGBT Pride Month, insists on the sexual "complementarity" of men and women to reproduce.
ROME — The Vatican on Monday flatly rejected what it cast as the notion that individuals can choose their gender, releasing its first extensive document on the issue as Western countries are increasingly wrestling with the social and legal implications of more fluid definitions of identity. The documentissued by the Vatican department overseeing Catholic education, echoed past statements by Pope Francis. It argued that acceptance of flexible ideas of gender posed a threat to traditional families and ignored the natural differences between men and women.
Fifty years ago this year, the church restored the permanent diaconate, opening the doors to married clergy who brought and continue to bring with them all the joys, sorrows, and complexities of family life to ordained ministry. In the case of my family, that included first-hand experience with LGBT people. With that news, my family found itself plunged into questions and issues that surround families of faith with LGBT children.
Pope Francis appears more popular than ever. He has charted his own course in style, words and philosophy and enjoys favorability among 90 percent of Catholics, 74 percent white mainline Protestants, 68 percent of unaffiliated and 60 percent of white Evangelicals. Francis' tenure as pope has also been notable by the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer LGBTQ community for his adoption of a more conciliatory tone toward LGBTQ people than that of his predecessors.
Within Christianity there are a variety of views on the issues of gender identity and transgender people. The many Christian denominations vary in their position, ranging from condemning transgender acts [ clarification needed ] as sinful, to remaining divided on the issue, to seeing it as morally acceptable. Even within a denomination, individuals and groups may hold different views.
Jump to navigation. Vatican City — The Vatican office responsible for overseeing Catholic educational institutions around the world has blasted modern gender theory, claiming in a new document that it seeks to "annihilate the concept of 'nature. In an instruction released June 10 as LGBT people globally are celebrating pride month, the Congregation for Catholic Education calls the idea of people's gender identities existing along a spectrum "nothing more than a confused concept of freedom in the realm of feelings and wants.