GROSSETO – “The ideology of gender is dangerous, because it is abstract with respect to the concrete life of a person, as if a person could decide abstractly at will whether and when to be a man or a woman ”. Like this Pope francesco he answered a question from one of his confreres, in the private meeting that took place during his apostolic journey to Budapest and Slovakia on 12 September 2021, in the apostolic nunciature in Bratislava, taken up by the Catholic Civilization.
Already in 2019 the Congregation for Catholic Education had released the document “Male and female he created them. For a way of dialogue on the issue of gender in education “, in order to make a distinction between “thegender ideology and the various researches on the gender carried forward by the human sciences “, noting that ideology” claims, as Pope Francis finds, to “respond to certain aspirations that are sometimes understandable”, but tries “to impose itself as a single thought that also determines the education of children ‘and therefore it precludes the encounter ”, while there is no lack of research on gender which seeks to adequately investigate the way in which the sexual difference between men and women is lived in different cultures. The Document therefore specifies that “it is in relation to these researches that it is possible to open up to listening, reasoning and proposing”.
It is in this humus that thematchpromoted by parish of SS. Crucifix of Grossetoin collaboration with the diocesan youth ministry serviceby title: “What kind of identity? Notes relating to gender “.
To talk about it, Monday 14 Novemberin two repeated appointments (5 pm and 9 pm, in the parish hall in via Spartaco Lavagnini) Sara don Alberto Frigerio, 42, a priest for the diocese of Milan, but also a doctor (specialization in Orthopedics and Traumatology), a Licentiate in Sacred Theology at the Pontifical John Paul II Theological Institute in Rome and Washington, a master’s degree in “Integrative neuroscience” at the University of Edinburgh and a doctorate in Sacred Theology from the Pontifical John Paul II Theological Institute in Rome. Frigerio is professor of Bioethics at the Higher Institute of Religious Sciences in Milan and of Religion at the Cfp di In-prese in Carate Brianza as well as coordinator and teacher of the first level university master “Spirituality in care. Accompaniment in the world of health ”, organized by the Theological Faculty of Northern Italy entrusted to the Higher Institute of Religious Sciences. Don Frigerio is also the author of two publications that have to do with the theme that will touch on the meeting in Grosseto: “Body and lógos in the identity process. The serious case of transgenderism: bioethics put to the test “ (Cantagalli, 2020), with a preface by Cardinal Angelo Scola e “The enigma of human sexuality” (Instruments 15, Glossa, Milan 2022).
“The meeting was born from the request for further information from some parents – explains don Roberto Nelli, parish priest of the SS. Crucifix – The aim is to offer a space for knowledge and in-depth analysis of a theme that represents one of the many signs of that change in the era of which Pope Francis often speaks. Understanding without judgments, but also having clear the anthropological coordinates within which, as Christians, we are called to look at the person, precisely in order not to run the risk to which the Pope referred, that of abstraction, which can also become the idea of the person an ideology “.