Why is transgenderism incompatible with Catholic teaching? It is my hope that this short dialogue will not be perceived as a pat answer intended to close conversations but rather as an opportunity to spark a deeper and more interesting exchange of ideas. Here are common objections and the Catholic reply.
Month: August 2021
People who struggle with scrupulosity often think that any little misstep is a mortal sin, which is just flat out wrong. Every time we go to Holy Communion, we’re essentially saying, I’m confident that I’m in a state of grace. And this gave me a tremendous confidence. As my spiritual director said to me, “Matthew, when you come to Christ, when you accept his salvation, you are standing on a mountain, okay? And this mountain is not easy to slip off of. In fact, you can’t slip off of it. If you want to throw yourself off of this mountain, you can, but that takes a free, deliberate, conscious choice.”
Join Scott Hahn at Saint John Parish in Westminster on September 11, 2021, for a free day of retreat focused on the Holy Eucharist. As part of Saint John Parish’s Real Presence Renewal, you’ll grow deeper in devotion to the Eucharist through engaging talks and time with our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament.