A new Vatican document offers a response to the “educational crisis” which has arisen as a result of the growing influence of “gender theory”, and outlines an approach to dialogue that is rooted in Catholic anthropology and pastoral concern.
Titled “Male and female he created them”: Towards a path of dialogue on the question of gender theory in education, the June 10 document, written by the Congregation for Catholic Education, is divided into three sections: Listening, Reasoning, and Proposing.
Pope Francis’ writings on gender theory are extensively cited in the document, as are the writings of Benedict XVI and Pope Saint John Paul II, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, and the Second Vatican Council.
I\'ve chosen here to highlight, without comment, a few of the documents key passages which warrant further reflection and study:
“The Christian vision of anthropology sees sexuality as a fundamental component of one’s personhood. It is one of its ...