A new website is designed to provide information for parents, for teachers and schools, and for parishes and ministries on issues of faith, gender and sexual identity.
The mission of the Person and Identity Project is to assist the Catholic Church in promoting the Catholic vision of the human person and responding to the challenges of gender ideology.
Gender ideology, according to the website, has permeated our culture with stunning speed, influencing medicine, business, media, entertainment, government and education. It is sowing confusion among the faithful, especially the young, and undermining the Church’s mission of evangelization.
“The rise of gender ideology has created an urgent need for clarity, education, and compassionate guidance for Catholic families and young people,” its founders say on the site.
The Catholic Church teaches that “Everyone, man and woman, should acknowledge and accept his sexual identity. Physical, moral, and spiritual difference and complementarity are oriented toward the goods of marriage and the flourishing of family life. The harmony of the couple and of society depends in part on the way in which the complementarity, needs, and mutual support between the sexes are lived out. (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 2333)
The Person and Identity Projectbegan in 2016 as the Catholic Women’s Forum Gender Project. It is an initiative of the Catholic Women’s Forum at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, and is funded in part by the Our Sunday Visitor Institute.
A Catholic News Agency article with more information on the site can be found here.