- Apr 9, 2021
The South African Union of Catholic Women’s Organization (SAUCWO) organized a Day of Prayer via Zoom Tuesday with the theme “I can’t breathe,” reminiscent of the George Floyd protests in the United States.
According to the chairperson of Zimbabwe’s Gender Commission, 22 women are raped every day in the country, one woman is abused every 75 minutes, an average of 646 women are sexually abused monthly, and one in three girls is raped or sexually assaulted before they reach the age of 18.
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.
An all-female UND panel over the weekend insisted that “gender ideology” is spreading across America, even challenging parent’s rights to make decisions for their children.
The bishops of England and Wales have raised concerns over the rise of gender ideology, saying it is creating confusion among people about the truth of human nature.
In December, Bishop James D. Conley of Lincoln, Nebraska, chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Subcommittee for the Promotion and Defense of Marriage and three other Catholic bishops joined several other religious leaders in signing an open letter titled “Created Male and Female” about the inherent beauty and dignity of God-given sexual identity.
Gender dysphoria is a psychological condition in which a person’s experience of the psychological and cultural associations of their gender differ greatly from their biological sex. Dr. Paul Hruz, emphasizing the importance of rooting medical practices in science rather than ideology, says no randomized controlled trials have shown that puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones are the best treatments for children with the condition.