The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops published a missive Monday reaffirming nan Catholic Church's doctrinal stance against gender modulation procedures.
The pastoral letter, titled "Doctrinal Note connected nan Moral Limits to Technological Manipulation of nan Human Body," was signed by members of nan USCCB's Committee connected Doctrine.
"Modern exertion […] produces possibilities not only for adjuvant interventions, but besides for interventions that are injurious to nan existent flourishing of nan quality person," nan committee wrote. "Careful civilized discernment is needed to find which possibilities should beryllium realized and which should not, successful bid to beforehand nan bully of nan quality person."
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The Catholic Church teaches that individuals dwell of some a assemblage and a psyche and that some are eternal successful nan afterlife. This doctrine has ramifications connected wellness care, cosmetic modification, and galore different aspects of modern life for members of nan religion.
Basilica of nan National Shrine of nan Immaculate Conception, Washington, D.C., adjacent nan office of nan U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. (Robert Knopes/UCG/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)
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The missive commends nan improvements and breakthroughs brought astir by aesculapian science, celebrating modern wellness care's expertise to heal ailments antecedently thought to beryllium untreatable.
Conversely, nan statement many times cites "human nature" and nan "natural order" arsenic sacred realities that must beryllium respected.
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Archbishop Timothy Broglio is nan existent president of nan U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
"We did not create quality nature; it is simply a gift from a loving Creator. Nor do we ‘own’ our quality nature, arsenic if it were thing that we are free to make usage of successful immoderate measurement we please. Thus, genuine respect for quality dignity requires that decisions astir nan usage of exertion beryllium guided by genuine respect for this created order," nan missive reads.
The bishops besides many times reference statements from Pope Francis, who has been an outspoken professional of gender ideology.
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"It needs to beryllium emphasized that 'biological activity and nan socio-cultural domiciled of activity (gender) tin beryllium distinguished but not separated.'… It is 1 point to beryllium knowing of quality weakness and nan complexities of life, and different to judge ideologies that effort to sunder what are inseparable aspects of reality," nan missive quotes from nan pontiff. "Let america not autumn into nan misdeed of trying to switch nan Creator. We are creatures, and not omnipotent. Creation is anterior to america and must beryllium received arsenic a gift. At nan aforesaid time, we are called to protect our humanity, and this means, successful nan first place, accepting it and respecting it arsenic it was created."
Pope Francis has been an outspoken professional of gender ideology, precocious calling it "one of nan astir vulnerable ideological colonizations." (Stefano Costantino/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)
The Committee connected Doctrine besides specifically referenced nan increasing activity to let children to acquisition bodily modification arsenic a curen for gender dysphoria, imploring wellness attraction professionals not to proceed pinch specified methods.
"To beryllium sure, galore group are sincerely looking for ways to respond to existent problems and existent suffering," nan missive stated successful its conclusion. "Certain approaches that do not respect nan basal bid look to connection solutions. To trust connected specified approaches for solutions, however, is simply a mistake. An attack that does not respect nan basal bid will ne'er genuinely lick nan problem successful view; successful nan end, it will only create further problems."
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Pope Francis said retired against gender mentation successful a caller interview, echoing his past comments expressing disapproval of transgender ideology.
"Gender ideology, today, is 1 of nan astir vulnerable ideological colonizations," Francis said.
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