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Is a marriage between a transman and transwoman in accordance with Roman Catholic canon law?

TR;DR So long as the persons have not rendered themselves impotent, there is nothing preventing two transgender persons from marrying one another. However, the Church essentially recognizes only the ...
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How do liberal Protestants reconcile support for transgenderism with scripture?

The reasons are similar to the arguments for homosexuality being potentially moral. (Note, while you may disagree, this is called "answering the question...") The Bible Scriptural reasoning against ...
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How do Protestant Christians explain gender dysphoria/transgenderism?

I will answer from the perspective of Evangelical Christianity (Reformed). We Evangelicals believe that transsexuals have a disordered gender identity and is suffering from an extreme form of mental ...
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According to the Catholic Church is it sinful to address someone who is transgender by the gender they identify as?

There are a number of points to address in this question. Transsexualism Confirming someone in sin Sins against charity There are lots of things in this answer which many people will find ...
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Is there a term used by transgender Christians who don't want to transition because of their faith?

Gender wiki uses the term non-op for persons who identify as other than birth assignment gender but do not wish to transition. Non-op refers to those who do not wish to have gender confirmation ...
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How do liberal Protestants reconcile support for transgenderism with scripture?

Define "Support"... Within the spectrum of "supporting" things there are those who believe the practice should be allowable, though it is not necessarily moral. For example, with ...
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How do liberal Protestants reconcile support for transgenderism with scripture?

Do you apply Deuteronomy in your own life? A liberal Christian would understand Deuteronomy and the Torah as a whole to apply only to Jews, and even Jews don't follow all of the 613 commandments. The ...
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How do liberal Protestants reconcile support for transgenderism with scripture?

The selected verse, if applied to the modern day, has a gaping hole in it. What "pertaineth" to men and women? Neither men nor women now wear what men and women wore in the times of Moses. Some ...
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Why do many who believe that “all are born sinful” hold that “none are born gay or trans”?

Gender, the image of God, and biology People who say that "I am born gay" are implicitly saying that their gender is rooted within their most fundamental constitution of being a person, ...
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Is there a written tradition that would explain why John the Evangelist is often depicted in art as effeminate?

Is there a written tradition that would explain why John the Evangelist is often depicted in art as effeminate? There seems to be no known written tradition to indicate this. In art, St. John is ...
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Is there a written tradition that would explain why John the Evangelist is often depicted in art as effeminate?

First of all, nothing could be farther than reality in so far as the 'stage arrangement'is concerned, than the Da Vinci painting of Last Supper. Table and chair were introduced to prominent eastern ...
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According to the Catholic Church is it sinful to address someone who is transgender by their biological sex?

Detraction & Railing In other words, is it backbiting/detraction (detractio)"the blackening of another's good name by words uttered in secret"—St. Albert the Great, Sum. Theol. II 117, ...
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Was any transgender person ever ordained as a Catholic priest?

Was any transgender person ever ordained as a Catholic priest? The short answer is no. According to the Catholic Church's moral doctrine, homosexual attraction is disordered, and homosexual acts ...
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Is a marriage between a transman and transwoman in accordance with Roman Catholic canon law?

From Pope Pius XI's encyclical on Christian Marriage, Casti Connubii: […] Christian doctrine establishes, and the light of human reason makes it most clear, that private individuals have no ...
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According to the Catholic Church is it sinful to address someone who is transgender by their biological sex?

This depends upon the circumstances, and should follow the same guidelines one would have in administering a reprimand towards another, (Fraternal Correction). A person should consider reprimanding ...
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Has the Catholic Church ever canonized a trans-gender person with the full knowledge of his/her true gender identity?

Has the Catholic Church ever canonized a trans-gender person with the full knowledge of his/her true gender identity? The short answer seems to be no. I know of no such case within the Catholic Church ...
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What are the teachings of Catholic Church on the implications of gender-change by individuals, in their life-after-life?

"Sex-change operations" are mutilations of the body, changes in the accidents (not substance) of a human.(The soul doesn't have a sex; St. Ambrose On Virginity ch. 15: "anima enim sexum ...
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Why do many who believe that “all are born sinful” hold that “none are born gay or trans”?

Your statement on Calvinism’s Total Depravity is not correct. The two main beliefs are Calvinism and Arminianism. John Calvin was based on the foundation laid by Augustine and John Wesley on the ...
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Why do many who believe that “all are born sinful” hold that “none are born gay or trans”?

There is no contradiction, once you base your argument on doctrine of the origin of sin in man. Unlike Catholicism and its original sin, which is the sin that every human being is born with after the ...
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