The Vatican Document on “Gender Theory”: Yet More “Dialogue” with the Devil
Fatima Perspectives #1311
I have no intention of studying, or even reading from beginning to end, the new document of the Vatican’s Congregation on Catholic Education concerning “gender theory.” A quick glance here and there at the bloated text — 30 pages, 57 paragraphs, some 45,000 words — suffices to verify that it conforms to the pattern of Vatican documents since Vatican II: a few nuggets of orthodoxy bobbing in a sea of tendentious verbosity whose currents lead away from the orthodox teaching toward yet another concession to the spirit of the age.
Consider just the relation between the title and the subtitle: “Male and Female He Created Them” followed by “Towards a Path of Dialogue on the Question of Gender Theory in Education.” The diabolical deception that gender is a matter of personal choice that can involve horrific self-mutilation to mimic the appearance of the opposite sex is immediately dignified as a legitimate pedagogical “theory” — however mistaken — concerning which the Church can engage in serious “dialogue” with its insane proponents.
Instead of the outright condemnation it deserves, “gender theory” is critically examined in a document that treats it as badly mistaken, to be sure, but only within a framework that examines it as a kind of anthropological problem rather than an intrinsically evil proposition that necessarily involves grave sin, which is never mentioned.
Instead, one reads this sort of pseudo-intellectual palaver: “The Christian vision of anthropology sees sexuality as a fundamental component of one’s personhood. It is one of its mode[s] of being, of manifesting itself, communicating with others, and of feeling, expressing and living human love.” So, the defect of “gender theory” lies in its departure from “the Christian vision of anthropology,” which at worst is a failure to recognize “God’s design for man’s total vocation” (par. 5) rather than a diabolical revolt against the created order and the law of God, with eternal consequences for the rebels.
There is even a section in which the Vatican declares there are “points of agreement” with this utterly demonic “theory,” including this one: “Another position held in common is the need to educate children and young people to respect every person in their particularity and difference, so that no one should suffer bullying, violence, insults or unjust discrimination based on their specific characteristics (such as special needs, race, religion, sexual tendencies, etc.). Essentially, this involves educating for active and responsible citizenship, which is marked by the ability to welcome all legitimate expressions of human personhood with respect.”
By declaring that Catholics must “respect every person in their particularity,” including their “sexual tendencies,” and that this “respect” must be the object of “educating for active and responsible citizenship,” the Vatican has surrendered any moral high ground from which to resist precisely the demand by the State that children be taught to respect the “transgender” perversion as such as well as all other forms of sexual deviancy, including homosexuality.
As LifeSiteNews notes, the “Declaration of Truths” recently published by Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke and Cardinal Janis Pujats and several bishops (including Athanasius Schneider), which attempts to counteract the moral sedition that is now a hallmark of this disastrous pontificate, says what has to be said about “gender theory,” which is no theory but a damnable abomination:
“The male and female sexes, man and woman, are biological realities created by the wise will of God (see Gen. 1: 27; Catechism of the Catholic Church, 369). It is, therefore, a rebellion against natural and Divine law and a grave sin that a man may attempt to become a woman by mutilating himself, or even by simply declaring himself to be such, or that a woman may in like manner attempt to become a man, or to hold that the civil authority has the duty or the right to act as if such things were or may be possible and legitimate (see Catechism of the Catholic Church, 2297).”
No, the Vatican’s document on “gender theory” doesn’t actually endorse this “rebellion against natural and Divine law.” It merely facilitates the rebellion by treating it as a “theory” worthy of 45,000 words of discussion on a “path of dialogue” — the same dialogue with the Devil that has weakened the Church to the point of paralysis since Vatican II.