Pope Gives Aid to Transgender Prostitutes with No 'Customers'

Pope Gives Aid to Transgender Prostitutes with No ‘Customers’

A few weeks ago Fox News reported on a Rome newspaper account regarding a local priest who was asked to help those at his door.

‘At the height of the coronavirus emergency, a group of transsexuals, almost all Latin Americans, arrived in the church with amazement and wonder,’ Don Andrea Conocchia,  the parish priest of Torvaianica, not far from Rome, told Il Fatto Quotidiano. ‘They asked for help because with the virus they no longer had customers on the street.’

 

Francis added that he did not want ‘to discriminate against anyone,’ but was convinced that human peace and well-being had to be based on the reality that God created people with differences and that accepting — not ignoring — those differences is what brings people together.

It looks like the local priest had the right connections to bring the help request before the Pope. The transgender prostitutes sent their thanks. Again, from Fox News:

‘Many thanks to Pope Francis! May God bless you, thank you for everything! A thousand blessings! May the Virgin protect you!’ the group of prostitutes sent in an audio message.

It’s to be noticed in the thanks, the reference to protection from the Virgin (Mary). More on that later. For now we try to examine further this story about the pope and the transgenders.

What’s going on with the Catholic Church led by Pope Francis?

 Surely the pope never indicated a sympathy for prostitutes without clients, but what has the Catholic Church to say about the transgender situation? How can the church help these people?

Here is what the pope and Vatican said about those seeking the help:

Francis added that he did not want ‘to discriminate against anyone,’ but was convinced that human peace and well-being had to be based on the reality that God created people with differences and that accepting — not ignoring — those differences is what brings people together.

Supposedly in a private conversation (2018) with a homosexual who was abused and ashamed, Francis offered comfort with the words, “God made you that way.” The Vatican offered no further explanation at that time for the furor created, saying they would not comment on a private conversation. If the pope did say that about homosexuals, and the pope feels the same about transgenders as quoted in the preceding text, then what?

Can it be summarized from the pope’s words that he believes God created transgenders as they are and we should accept transgenders, because in the differences people can find unity?

How does anyone unpack these statements, that accepting differences is a good vehicle to make differences into unity? Does accepting the differences in others requires compromising one’s beliefs? How steadfast are the beliefs of the Pope?

Before we go farther let’s look at what Wikipedia says about transgenders and the cause of  transsexuality

The study of the causes of transsexuality investigates gender identity formation of transgender people, especially those who are transsexual. Transgender people have a gender identity that does not match their assigned sex, often resulting in gender dysphoria. The causes of transsexuality have been studied for decades. The most studied factors are biological, especially brain structure differences in relation to biology and sexual orientation. Environmental factors have also been proposed.

Does the last sentence open the possibility that God didn’t make humans the way many have suggested? Perhaps God didn’t create original man and woman with the kind of DNA that was amenable to change? Changes in DNA could result in homosexuality, transsexuality or transgenderism?

Maybe it was something that humans did early in their history that opened the DNA makeup to changes that affect sex, sexuality attraction, and sexual identification?

Or maybe it really was “something in the water.” 

~~Look for part two on what the Catholic Church might do, and should do about these issues.

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