Vatican says radical gender theory is playing God and threatens unique dignity of individuals

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The Vatican not only opposes radical “gender theory,” it condemns sex change procedures as harming the “unique dignity” of humans. The Catholic Church issued an updated “Dignitas Infinita” document on Monday, advising against “the age-old temptation to make oneself God.”

The extensive document, signed by Pope Francis, is at this link. It covers war, migration, sex trafficking, violence against women, sexual abuse, abortion, and other afflictions upon human dignity. It also addresses so-called “gender theory.”

“The Church wishes, first of all, ‘to reaffirm that every person, regardless of sexual orientation, ought to be respected in his or her dignity and treated with consideration, while ‘every sign of unjust discrimination’ is to be carefully avoided, particularly any form of aggression and violence. For this reason, it should be denounced as contrary to human dignity the fact that, in some places, not a few people are imprisoned, tortured, and even deprived of the good of life solely because of their sexual orientation,” the document says, acknowledging that humans who have alternate sexual identities must be treated with respect.

At the same time, the Church “highlights the definite critical issues present in gender theory. On this point, Pope Francis has reminded us that ‘the path to peace calls for respect for human rights, in accordance with the simple yet clear formulation contained in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, whose seventy-fifth anniversary we recently celebrated. These principles are self-evident and commonly accepted. Regrettably, in recent decades, attempts have been made to introduce new rights that are neither fully consistent with those originally defined nor always acceptable. They have led to instances of ideological colonization, in which gender theory plays a central role; the latter is extremely dangerous since it cancels differences in its claim to make everyone equal,'” the document says.

It continues to expound on the dangerousness of gender theory before turning to the natural order and the deconstruction of that natural order through sex change procedures:

“The dignity of the body cannot be considered inferior to that of the person as such. The Catechism of the Catholic Church expressly invites us to recognize that ‘the human body shares in the dignity of ‘the image of God.’ Such a truth deserves to be remembered, especially when it comes to sex change, for humans are inseparably composed of both body and soul. In this, the body serves as the living context in which the interiority of the soul unfolds and manifests itself, as it does also through the network of human relationships. Constituting the person’s being, the soul and the body both participate in the dignity that characterizes every human. Moreover, the body participates in that dignity as it is endowed with personal meanings, particularly in its sexed condition. It is in the body that each person recognizes himself or herself as generated by others, and it is through their bodies that men and women can establish a loving relationship capable of generating other persons. Teaching about the need to respect the natural order of the human person, Pope Francis affirmed that ‘creation is prior to us and must be received as a gift. At the same time, we are called to protect our humanity, and this means, in the first place, accepting it and respecting it as it was created.’ It follows that any sex-change intervention, as a rule, risks threatening the unique dignity the person has received from the moment of conception. This is not to exclude the possibility that a person with genital abnormalities that are already evident at birth or that develop later may choose to receive the assistance of healthcare professionals to resolve these abnormalities. However, in this case, such a medical procedure would not constitute a sex change in the sense intended here.”

8 COMMENTS

  1. Wow, and this coming from an openly Marxist pope!

    I guess the wholesale denial of biological reality is a bridge too far, even for Pope Francis.

  2. Well I’ll be. Pope Woke actually gets one right.

    Kinda like a blind squirrel finding an acorn.

  3. I miss my Polish Pope, best thing the Vatican ever did; taking one away from the Italians (this guy is an Italian socialist)

  4. It’s early in the day…
    Wait till He has a glass of wine then the real iron fisted Pope will arrive and make a truthful statement.

  5. What is he trying to pull? Many know that he serves the god of this world and not our Heavenly Father.

  6. “acknowledging that humans who have alternate sexual identities must be treated with respect.” And made altar boys and recruited into seminary.

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