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By David F. Forte, The Catholic Thing, Sept. 18, 2023
David Forte is Professor Emeritus at Cleveland State University and is on the Board of Scholars at the James Wilson Institute.
As American society continues to sink into a mire of solipsism and nominalism, it’s the Church, and perhaps only the Church, that can proclaim and defend those things that are permanent, irreducibly real, and radically good. Such is the courageous and true directive on handling “trans” questions recently issued by Edward C. Malesic, Bishop of Cleveland.
Caring for his flock with moral clarity, Bishop Malesic has directed “all offices, parishes, parish schools, and diocesan schools of the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland as well as their employees, personnel, volunteers, students, and youth participating in parish or institutional faith formation” to affirm the biological sex of all persons in the Church’s care or employ. ….