Vatican congregation publishing document on ‘gender theory’

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The Congregation for Catholic Education is preparing a document on “gender theory,” said Archbishop Angelo Vincenzo Zani, secretary of that dicastery, on March 12, at a symposium organized by the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross. The document is expected within one to two months, the archbishop said.

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Education, explained Bishop Zani, is included within “the salvific mission of the Church,” serving the “integral growth of man.” Thus, Catholic education has a role regarding sexual education, to integrate it into the “complete fulfillment of man.”

According to the archbishop, this mission gives the Church a legitimate standing to be concerned about the teaching of “gender theory.” This theory, he explained, citing the Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Laetitia (“The Joy of Love,” 2016), “envisages a society without sexual differences, thereby eliminating the anthropological basis of the family.”

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Consequently, “human identity becomes the choice of the individual, one which can also change over time,” laments the Exhortation (n.56).

The Congregation, said Bishop Zani, is expected to publish...
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