- Jul 26, 2021
Students in Catholic schools in Lansing are to be treated according to their biological sex, even if they self-identify according to a different gender, according to new “gender identity” policy announced by the Michigan diocese on Friday.
The chairmen of three U.S. bishops’ committees welcomed a final rule implemented by the Trump administration June 12 to restore “the long-standing position of the federal government that discrimination on the basis of ‘sex’ means just that and does not refer to ‘termination of pregnancy’ nor ‘gender identity.'”
In a culture where public school policies are increasingly pushing parents out of important conversations about their child’s sexual identity and gender expression, Catholic educators need to take an opposite approach, said speakers at a seminar on the issue.
A United Nations report addressing gender-based violence and discrimination connected to religious beliefs “is now attacking the very reality it is called to defend,” a Vatican representative told a U.N. meeting in Geneva.
Catholic educators have a charge to teach that a person’s sexual identity is a gift from God that cannot change and resist cultural tides toward “gender theory,” according to new guiding principles released by Minnesota’s bishops.
The French bishops’ permanent council has approved a recommendation to remove gender references for parents on baptismal certificates.
Catholic bishops in the U.S., England and Wales welcomed the Vatican’s statement that gender ideology is opposed to faith and reason, and that Catholic schools and parents must help teach children that gender is fixed from birth.
Crux’s conversation with Catholic bioethicist David Albert Jones about transgender issues.