One day after Pentecost Sunday — the Christian holiday that commemorates the early church receiving the Holy Spirit — the Catholic Church issued an official declaration rejecting postmodern gender concepts and affirming the biblical vision for complementary genders.
What are the details?
The Vatican’s department for Catholic education released a document titled “Male and Female He Created Them” — a reference to the biblical creation narrative — that reaffirms the traditional view that an individual’s gender is established by God and cannot be altered
The document claims there is an “educational crisis” stemming from culture-based education surrounding gender and sexuality.
It denounces “calls for public recognition of the right to choose one’s gender, and of a plurality of new types of unions, in direct contradiction of the model of marriage as being between one man and one woman, which is portrayed as a vestige of patriarchal societies.”