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Bishop Thomas Paprocki

Catholic students should learn the Truth about the human person in the classroom, and see it lived out.

By Patrick Reilly, EWTN News, 2/21/20

Patrick J. Reilly is president and founder of The Cardinal Newman Society, which promotes and defends faithful Catholic education.  He also teaches at Aquinas Learning, a classical Catholic homeschool program led by his wife Rosario.  They have five children.


Patrick ReillyLast week, Bishop Thomas Paprocki of Springfield, Illinois, released a clear, truthful guide on gender identity that does a great service for Catholic schools in his diocese. Catholic educators everywhere should follow his lead in implementing similar policies in their schools.

The timing of the guide could not be better, as society embraces a sorely confused understanding of gender identity. For example, biological males are winning female events in Connecticut high school sports, and high school districts like one in Illinois are allowing biological males to use female locker rooms, and vice versa.

But the Catholic Church’s teaching on gender identity and human sexuality is clear. Catholic school policies should be consistent, as well.

For handling situations of a student facing “gender dysphoria,” Bishop Paprocki’s guide stresses the importance of “gentle and compassionate pastoral skill and concern” and condemns any sort of “discrimination or harsh treatment.”  ….

Read more here  https://www.ncregister.com/blog/reilly/lets-follow-bishop-paprockis-lead