Our prayers should not be long and tedious but short, earnest, and frequent. –St. Ambrose
…The other day, someone asked our Holy Father this question:
I would like to ask you, what would you say to someone who has struggled with their sexuality for years and feels that there is truly a problem of biology, that his aspect doesn’t correspond to what he or she feels is their sexual identity?
Can’t say I fully understand the question. Not sure what “aspect” means here.
But I would like to point out: the Catholic position is that doctors should not lie to people. Medical science does not have the power to control everything. When surgeons and biochemists get delusions of grandeur, it only confuses and misleads people who already have a lot to suffer.
Can an abortion make it like there never was a baby? No.
Can artificial contraception completely remove the fact that sex is for making babies? No.
Can any medical intervention render homosexual acts fruitful? No.
Can surgeries and pills change a man or boy, whose every cell has XY chromosomes, into a woman or a girl? Or a woman or girl, whose every cell has XX chromosomes, into a man or a boy? No.
People who struggle need friends who won’t tell them lies, especially lies about what doctors can really accomplish with the limited tools at their disposal.
“Being healthy” has to start with the truth. The truth is that there is much more to us human beings than meets the eye, much more about us that science doesn’t understand (as opposed to the little bit that it does understand). All the so-called “medical” procedures listed above actually involve grotesque acts of violence–profoundly unhealthy acts of violence.
Better to go to church and pray to the good God Who made us the men and women that we are.