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Catholic Health Association Affirms Transgender Care

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The Catholic Health Association of the USA has been publishing several articles about transgender care in a Catholic setting that will be reassuring to the 1 in 6 people in the US that depend on catholic hospitals for their healthcare and may have a transgender person in their family.

Transgender Persons and Catholic Healthcare

Viewing the Transgender Issue from the Catholic and Personalized Health Care Perspectives

Sex Reassignment Surgery and the Catholic Moral Tradition: Insight from Pope Pius XII on the Principle of Totality

Ethical Currents Summer 2016

Besides these original articles they have published opposing views. In this summary they clearly state their policy for Catholic Health Organizations.

“Transgender persons have always been among us, of course, but our awareness of them and of the many issues that impact them are new. Our assumption is that there is no definitive magisterial church teaching on transgenderism or gender dysphoria. Our conviction is that our Catholic tradition has the resources to address these questions and we hope this ongoing dialogue will help to do that. Despite questions that remain, we can affirm the following:

1) We provide health care services to anyone who comes to us, regardless of gender, sex, race or any other personal quality.

2) We guarantee equitable access to services for all persons.

3) We are committed to respect the dignity of each person and to “meet them where they are” – socially, psychologically, pastorally and economically.

4) We will remain faithful to our mission and values and will maintain our corporate integrity as we deal with these issues in a pluralistic society.”

 

The church must promote wholeness for transgender people

As a church that seeks to reach out to vulnerable and marginalized people, we must consider the environment we want to create for those struggling with gender identity.

Source: The church must promote wholeness for transgender people

A Catholic Transsexual Applauds Several Points in Latest Papal Remarks

Here is the in depth view of the Pope’s text I wish I had time to write: Transsexuality is not the same as gender theory: support transsexuals, question gender theory

Miss Gwenllian

“I happen to believe that you can’t study men;

you can only get to know them.”

C. S. Lewis, That Hideous Strength

[Editorial note: if tl;dr, please scroll to the section Five Important Implications for Transsexuals Arising From Pope Francis’s Remarks: the primary argument of this longish essay.

The first half, which I sincerely feel is an important preamble, addresses the current gaps and problems in how transsexuality is observed in mainstream Catholic opinion pieces. Thank you for reading: I understand the intense emotions this subject evokes.]

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The First of October! Weather, golden. Contrition of withered leaves cross-hatched with burnished bronze sunlight. Easily my favourite season. Favourite month even. Starting off with my favourite saint’s Feast Day!

Last Saturday morning, typing on my blog (which is a pasture of rambly reflections) the inkling urge had itched its way from idea to draft. For the first time in ages…

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