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English bishop urges Catholic editors to resist gender theory

October 10, 2016

Bishop Mark Davies of Shrewsbury, England, has instructed Catholic educators to resist gender ideology and uphold the truth.

“We must always show genuine love and understanding to those who are swayed or fall victim to the errors of our times,” wrote the bishop in a letter to educators. “However, we can never compromise the truth of our faith nor allow the truth about the human person to be obscured, for that would be a false charity.”

Bishop Davies said that in approaching individuals who experience difficulty with their sexual identity, the Christian response “must always be one of respect, compassion, and understanding, together with a commitment to seeking appropriate help.” However, he said, the Church must defend the reality of God’s plan for the human race, and for men and women.

In his letter, quoting heavily from Pope Francis and St. John Paul II, the bishop underlines the importance of complementarity between the sexes and resisting the notion that “gender identity” is a social construct.

 
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  • Posted by: loumiamo - Oct. 11, 2016 6:02 PM ET USA

    This might be a mite nitpicky, but gender identity IS a social construct. God created us as 2 sexes. That's an anatomical, biological fact. And truth be told, this whole idea of gender only came about because of a puritanical aversion to using the word sex-- twas not proper, u see. And yet so many of us long and yearn for those halcyon days of yore.