Friday, July 21, 2017

Jesus and Gender: Resources for Inquiring Catholics

"Christ and the Rich Young Ruler," by Heinrich Hofmann

During these confusing and disorienting times, Jesus the Teacher continues to speak regarding urgent questions about gender and the nature of the human person.

Jesus reveals not only who God is, but also who the human person is--why we are here, and where we are going. Like the rich young man pictured above, we too can approach the Lord and have the experience which Mark's Gospel describes so beautifully: "Jesus, looking at him, loved him" (Mk 10:21). We might even see the following resources as a sign of how the Lord's voice continues to echo today, "come, follow me":

1. Foundational Sources and Documents

2. Pope Francis’ Teachings and Related Reflections

Amoris Laetitia: On gender ideology (n. 56), and On same-sex unions (n. 251)

4. Support for Families

The Courage Apostolate:

The Institute for Healthy Families: Homosexuality and Hope

5. Related Films & Videos

Jason Evert, On effectively reaching out to people who identify as transgender 

6. A Meta-Analysis of Biological, Psychological and Social Science Research

New Atlantis article by Dr. Lawrence S. Mayer and Dr. Paul R. McHugh:
Sexuality and Gender--Findings from the Biological, Psychological, and Social Sciences