Cardinal Víctor Manuel Fernández, prefect of the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith, takes notes during a news conference to present the dicastery’s declaration ‘Dignitas Infinita’ on human dignity, a copy of which is nearby, at the Vatican press office April 8.CNS photo/Pablo Esparza

Former trustee feels vindicated by dicastery’s dignity document

Reading the passages about gender theory written in the new Vatican document Dignitas Infinita (Infinite Dignity) offered Francine Champagne, a former school trustee in Winnipeg, a feeling of vindication. “The document supports what I have been saying all along: We are born male or female,” said Champagne. “God makes no mistakes.” The Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith...

Catholic teachers need to maintain relationships anchored in love when dealing with gender-confused students, psychologist Julia Sadusky says. “There are philosophical forces acting on students that they don’t understand,” Sadusky told Catholic teachers, principals, and counsellors. (Gregg Webb photo courtesy of

Build relationships before dealing with gender confusion, Catholic teachers urged

In a talk at the John Paul II Pastoral Centre for Catholic school teachers, Dr. Julia Sadusky outlined an approach teachers can take with gender-confused students that focuses on accompaniment while maintaining their integrity as Catholic teachers. 

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