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Church ‘Fully Supportive’ of Trans People Who Transition, Says Top Official

This is the clearest report yet of the church support of transgender people.

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Msgr. Keith Barltrop

Transgender identities are not a doctrinal matter, says a top Catholic Church official in England, adding the church, including Pope Francis, would be fully supportive of individuals who decide to transition.

Monsignor Keith Barltrop, tasked by London’s Cardinal Vincent Nichols with expanding that church’s LGBTI outreach, made the comments in an interview with Gay Star News. He said:

” ‘As far as I am aware, the Church takes no official position on transgenderism: it is a pastoral issue, not a matter of doctrine.’

” ‘Insofar as the Church were to be involved in any individual’s decision to transition, it would counsel caution, because this is not a step to take lightly: but it should be fully supportive of individuals who have made that decision.’ “

Msgr. Barltrop said clergy need to engage these teachings seriously and with their congregations to avoid negative pastoral encounters that often end…

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Monsignor Keith Barltrop on trans issues

Monsignor Keith Barltrop on trans issues.

another in the growing list of official statements the the church has no official position on transgender people. But he reinforces that Catholics are called to treat everyone with dignity.

What Does Pope Francis Actually Say About Transgenderism?

To understand the reality behind the click-bait headlines you need to read this by someone who clearly understands transgender and catholic reality.

Catholic Trans*

A simple google search for “Pope Francis transgender” would lead anyone to believe that the pontiff hates transgender people with a passion. CBS ran an article called Pope Francis Compares Transgender People To Nuclear Weapons In New Book; The Independent titles their take: Pope Francis compares arguments for transgender rights to nuclear arms race; and the catholicozarks blog calls it Gender Theory – the new Nazism. The way the media spins it – whether via liberal outrage or conservative triumphalism – you’d think transgender people are the newest incarnation of hell itself.

However, as is often (perhaps too often) the case, the media coverage relies on soundbytes and false juxtapositions (like sneaking in a photo of trans* activist Laverne Cox under a quote about gender theory) with no mind for context or audience. I find it amusing how desperate the liberal wings of the media are to make…

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TransCatholic.org

Some of us faithful transgender catholics are exploring setting up an organization to support the full dignity and inclusion of people of all genders in the Roman Catholic Church. If you want to be part of the formation of this organization. Please contact info@togetherstyle.org

To Grieving Christian Parents of a Transgender Person

To Grieving Christian Parents of a Transgender Person I you have any issues with any trangender family member you MUST read this and pray deeply.

To Grieving Christian Parents of a Transgender Person

To Grieving Christian Parents of a Transgender Person

I you have any issues with any trangender family member you MUST read this and pray deeply.

Owning our Faith – Howes Family Interview

This interview reveals the story of a catholic family that lives their faith by staying together as the father reveals her true self in a transition to being a transgender woman and a Catholic.
Introduction 0:09
Celestine and Hilary’s Story 4:26
Hilary’s Transition 6:20
Celestine Staying with Hilary 14:01
How Are LGBT People Gifts to the Church? 15:28
Howes Family Interview on YouTube
 

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