July 19th, 2017 – Dysphoria

Discussion prior to the Morning Prayer centered on a National Catholic Bioethics Center on Health Care and the Life Sciences (NCBC) article by Edward J. Furton: A Critique of “Gender Dysphoria” in DSM-5. Here is a definition of dysphoria.
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I wanted to post the article which focused on results of gender reassignment surgeries but it is available only to subscribers ($28). However, there is a statement on the NCBC website addressing the transgender issue in more general terms. Below is a screen shot of the website and the first paragraph of the article which can be read by clicking HERE.
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The pertinent paragraph from the Catechism of the Catholic Church is No. 2333:

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And, in Laudato Si, encyclical on the environment and human ecology, Pope Francis wrote this on the question of human ecology.

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And, turning to Sacred Scripture:

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So, my feeling is that if we die to ourselves and are lost in service and love, we won’t be too worried about our “identity” other than as a child of God. If we “live according to the flesh,” we risk descent into narcissism. Another definition:

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And, finally, just to show how far off the track society is trending, genderless birth certificates OK with 42% of Canadians





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