It sets out clearly the prohibition on "manipulating" or mutilating the bodies of people with the aim of changing sex, stating: "Catholic health care services must not perform interventions , whether surgical or chemical, that aim to transform the sexual characteristics of a human body into those of the opposite sex or take part in the development of such procedures." the Catholic Herald website reports today (March 25, 2023).
This is a welcome statement from bishops which should put to rest any suggestions that the Catholic church could support any such surgeries which are always harmful to the patient, the natural order, and the created order of God.
The bishops explain that , "A fundamental tenet of the Christian faith is that there is an order in the natural world that was designed by the Creation and this created order is good."
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