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Synod Confronts ‘Gender Ideology,’ Threat to Education

Source: http://www.cardinalnewmansociety.org/CatholicEducationDaily/DetailsPage/tabid/102/ArticleID/4423/Synod-Confronts-%e2%80%9cGender-Ideology-%e2%80%9d-Threat-to-Education.aspx#sthash.R2joNvS5.dpuf

An adiutor, or expert, at the Synod on the Family in Rome says that the growing threat to families from the spread of gender ideology, particularly the danger it poses to all levels of education, has been discussed at length during the Synod.

“[Gender ideology] has enormous implications for Catholic education at every level – including college,” said Dr. John Grabowski in an interview with The Cardinal Newman Society. Grabowski is a professor of moral theology and ethics at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., and an adiutor assisting the Special Secretary and the Relator at the Synod. “The concern about ‘gender ideology’ has been discussed in the Synod, both in the general assembly and in small groups.”

“College students are growing up in a culture that tells them that they are self-creating subjects whose personal reality is constituted by their own perception of their bodies and attractions,” Grabowski noted. “We need to provide them with an alternative anthropology informed by the equal dignity and irreducible personal difference of men and women created in the image of God.”

“There needs to be more attention given to the reality and import of sexual difference within the understanding of the human person,” he said.

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