[Lifesite News] WESTMINSTER, England, November 20, 2018 – The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales told its social media followers this afternoon that today is the “Transgender Day of Remembrance.”
According to the Catholic Calendar of the Saints, in England today is the Feast of St. Edmund, King and Martyr. In other countries it is the feast day of St. Felix of Valois, St. Edmund Rich, and a number of lesser-known saints.
Nevertheless, the Catholic Bishops preferred to propagate to their flock a purely secular, and highly controversial, new devotion which was founded by a “trans” activist named Gwendolyn Ann Smith in 1999.
“Today is Transgender Day of Remembrance and we pray for all people who are ill at ease with their gender, seek to change it, suffer for it and have been persecuted, and also killed,” said the bishops’ tweet.
“All people are loved by God and are valued in their inherent God-given dignity,” it concluded.
The tweet was welcomed by American LGBT activist Father James Martin, SJ., who tweeted in response, “I join with the Catholic Bishops of England and Wales in praying for all transgender people, especially those who are persecuted in any way. May you know that you are all God’s beloved children.”
To continue reading, click here.
[Editor’s Note: This article was written by Dorothy Cummings McLean and first published at Lifesite News. This HT is not an endorsement of Lifesite News]
A CALL TO ACTION
Bringing you discernment news and commentary from a biblical, polemical perspective means it is tough out there on social media. We’re constantly getting kneecapped and constrained by tech companies who find our fidelity to the scripture and pursuit of truth to be intolerable, resulting in our reach being severely throttled.
For this reason, we ask you please consider supporting us a few different ways. The first, by liking and following our new Facebook page, our home where we share new posts and interact with our members. The second, by following and retweeting our Twitter page. The third, by signing up for our newsletter below.
And last, through direct support. You can catch our free weekly episodes of the Polemics Report by subscribing at BTWN. If you like what you hear and desire to hear more, you can get the VIP full-length version for only $5.95 per month on Patreon. Also, you get other freebies for additional monthly pledges.
Subscribe to us on Patreon here and support our ministry.
Stay informed. Subscribe Today.
When you subscribe, please add firstname.lastname@example.org to your contacts to ensure that your newsletter doesn’t go into your spam folder.
Enter your email address below…