That’s what priests and deacons do.” Or maybe, it would be, “I would like to, but I’m not trained or knowledgeable enough to do it.” Or maybe, “That’s something Evangelical Protestants do, not Catholics.” We as Catholic men have to get over the notion that evangelism is for Protestants.
This notion is totally untrue – evangelization is the “essential Catholic mission.” Just before he ascended into heaven, Jesus told the apostles: “Go into the whole world and proclaim the gospel to every creature” (Mark ).
Despite what many people assume, the Catholic Church does not have an official teaching on transgenderism or transsexuality.
The internet is rife with very definite opinions from every corner of Catholicism denouncing a certain mythical conception of what transgenderism is, but on the Magisterial level the Church is frustratingly silent.
(The Church is also silent about intersexed individuals).
The Catholic Church maintains that the doctrine on faith and morals that it declares as definitive is infallible.
They deny their nature and decide that it is not something previously given to them, but that they make it for themselves.
According to the biblical creation account, being created by God as male and female pertains to the essence of the human creature.
Headed by the Bishop of Rome, known as the Pope, the church's doctrines are summarised in the Nicene Creed.
Its central administration, the Holy See, is in the Vatican City, enclaved within Rome, Italy.
The church teaches that through consecration by a priest the sacrificial bread and wine become the body and blood of Christ.