Cardinal Requests Encyclical on Gender Ideology… Can We Have One On The Easter Bunny As Well?editor
(ZENIT News / Rome, 21.11.2022).– During November the Dutch Bishops have carried out their ad Limina Apostolorum visit to the Holy Father, which all Episcopates worldwide do every five years.
The leader of the Dutch Episcopate, Cardinal Willem (Wim) Jacobus Eijk, Archbishop of Utrecht, made a special request to Pope Francis: an encyclical on gender ideology.
The proposal was specified later in a press conference on November 16. “The Church has not yet pronounced herself on the theory being promoted worldwide by organizations of all kinds. Hence we need an important papal document in which the teachings of the Church are explained and, if necessary, developed. “ The request was also made formally to the Prefect of the Dicastery for the Laity, Life and Family, Cardinal Kevin Farrell.
At the end of last September, Cardinal Eijk wrote a reasoned response against the decision of the Belgian Bishops to bless unions of same sex couples. It can be read at this link: “Blessing of homosexual couples: 5 reasons to stop the Flemish Bishops.” Read at source here
Don’t miss what is going on here: for “…we need an important papal document in which the teachings of the Church are explained and, if necessary, developed. “ read “we need to change the teaching of the Church – i.e. the natural moral law – in order to give our blessing to transgender men and women or women and men or they, whatever…”
Granted, the Church is in such a blatant state of apostasy, with the Faith (and Morals) untaught for several generations now, that something has to be done to correct that scandalous situation. But, make no mistake about it, checking to see if the Church needs to “develop” her teaching is Modernist-speak for changing the teaching. A genuine development is easily recognisable – it does not – EVER – change the original teaching. That remains intact. I can’t see the “Trans” lobby being happy with that, can you?
I actually think its a great idea as it surely would be the Shortest Encyclical that has ever came from the Man of many words Bergoglio . It would just read as — In the Beginning God made us Male and Female.—-
If in doubt consult Sacred Scripture. Bergollio and his entourage will never write such a document, as the are diabolically blinded, disorientated and supportive of this immoral filth.
You are so right – all we can do for this pope is pray hard for him.
Eijk is normally one of the least bad bishops so I think he’s just being naïve here. He’s probably hoping for a clear statement that there are two genders. Anything could happen with the current dissolute crop at the Vatican so it’s tactically foolish of him to ask.
You are very charitable. I hope you’re right about the Cardinal being naive, but I have my doubts. His words strike me as a call to change the Church’s teaching under the guise of “developing” it.
As we all know, there are two genders: male and female. And a huge variety of mental disorders!
As its been said lots of times Elizabeth .If we walked into the Doctors and asked them to cut off Arms or Legs we would be sent to the Laughing Academy A.S.A.P. So what in Heavens name is the difference in asking to have Sexual Bits cut off . Surely if [ and av heard it said ] so called Sexual Amputees look in a Mirror and do not see themselves as the Gender that God and Nature gave them, then it is a without a doubt a mental problem. Yet one of the biggest champions [ at least in Scotland ] of this Evil practice is Sturgeon. I remember before Lockdown ,the Unlikeable One ,took the lead in one of those Horrible Pride things and with Her were 2 Lesbians who were [ they said ] going to be Men. And Sturgeon supported them. God keep this worse Evil than Homosexuality away from our Children .
“Laughing Academy” – Love it! LOL!
Actually, no offence intended, but I think you might think a bit kindlier about these people if you heard some of them speaking about their regret and wanting to de-transition back to what they were originally.
There is something definitely unbalanced in the mind when people want to do something so drastic to their bodies.
I agree that the people responsible, Sturgeon and other politicians, as well as doctors who are making a mint out of this, they definitely deserve all the opprobrium that goes their way.
Bernie am sorry but on the whole L.G.B.T.Q2. lot i have absolutely no time for and the reason is simple THEY are after Our Children full stop. These Pure Evil people know that at the ages especially of 12 to 15 Children are very vulnerable and thats who they specifically target. I have [ and maybe you do also ] have Grandchildren around this age what a Horrific experience it must be for a Child to say to their parents that they want perfectly normally formed bodily organs cut off of them. I pray every day that this Evil will not touch my Granddaughters . As for those who want back what has been cut off i dont know of this and this is my reason. Some [ so called ] Transgenders have actually went back and forth on these operations. Sorry but i think really ill people on waiting lists should come first. Which of course they do not . Also we now have a whole different language of Pro Nouns which under Law many have lost Jobs for not Calling They want They want to be called .
Don’t’ knock it – variety, remember, is the spice of life 😀
Such an encyclical would be ludicrous. The Church is already a laughingstock, between issuing climate encyclicals and blessing pagan statues, so I hope the pope gives this one a miss.
Good for Cardinal Eijk, he is trying to put Bergoglio on the spot and force him to do/say something about this sinister social matter where the voice of the Church is conspicuous by its absence.
Of course, such a shabby Pope will do no such thing, but at least a marker has been put down regarding the need for the Church’s intervention.
I admire, yet again, your exquisite charity. I may have agreed with you but for the reference to “development” of Catholic teaching on gender/male and female. Not easy to see how that can be developed, as opposed to contradicted. Convince me 😀
I suggest this encyclical be named “The Synthesis of All Perversion and Depravity.”
You need to translate that into Latin before submitting it to Papa Francis!
You mean Pope Francis understands Latin? Well, I’ll be…
Synthesis Omnium Perversitate et Prauitas
What a ridiculous idea. To publish such an encyclical would give credibility to the stupid claims of the woke crowd that there was something in this idea, that maybe we need to analyse it and explain why the Church doesn’t approve the completely unfounded belief that people are born neither male nor female – the very opposite of Scripture teaching.
These cardinals and bishops obviously have far too much time on their hands.
And too much money flowing into their coffers…..
And apparently too few letters from outraged Catholics!
Many bishops, priests and laity have totally ignored and even gone against all the encyclicals / pastoral letters / instructions etc, etc on moral/sexual issues such as contraception, homosexuality in general, and also homosexuality and ordination, so even if a new encyclical affirmed Catholic teaching, the likelihood is that they would ignore any teaching on ‘gender ideology’ as well.