Report refutes LGBT ‘born that way’ theory: Study from researchers at Johns Hopkins University dispels popular myths about sexual orientation

According to a new report, scientific evidence fails to support the “born that way” theory of sexual orientation. In addition, there is “no evidence” that “all children who express gender-atypical thoughts or behavior should be encouraged to become transgender,” the findings state….. https://www.osv.com/OSVNewsweekly/ByIssue/Article/TabId/735/ArtMID/13636/ArticleID/20540/Report-refutes-LGBT-‘born-that-way’-theory.aspx

Bathroom guidelines open cultural fault line

The Obama administration has issued a sweeping new policy on transgender students, directing every public school in the country, including most public universities and colleges, to open bathrooms and locker rooms to transgender persons. The policy states that, “[w]hen a school provides sex-segregated activities and facilities, transgender students must be allowed to participate in such…

Amoris Laetitia: Mothers and Fathers

With the publication of Amoris Laetitia (AL), Pope Francis offers some timely thoughts on the importance of both mothers and fathers for families. He begins his meditation on “the joy of love experienced by families” (no. 1) by painting a vivid picture of family life….. http://www.marriageuniqueforareason.org/blog/

‘Choosing’ gender ignores truth of human person: Bathroom policies are a symptom of society rejecting Christian understanding of sex and natural law

Target, one of the nation’s largest retailers, ignited a firestorm recently when it announced that “transgender team members and guests” are welcome to use the fitting rooms and bathrooms of their chosen “gender identity” rather than their biological sex. “Inclusivity is a core belief at Target,” the company said, and “everyone deserves to feel like…

Catholic Education: Antidote to ‘Ideological Colonization’ in America

In a recent essay for First Things, we encouraged the Synod of Bishops to promote Catholic education as both an evangelistic opportunity and a cultural antidote to ideological colonization.  Here we encourage all Catholics to support the education of the next generation of Catholics, as a communal responsibility, particularly in light of the challenges of ideological colonization….…