The other day Stream.org posted a piece about 11 good things in the Pope’s new encyclical, Laudato si’, which you will not see covered by the MSM. I’m going through some of them.
The following is a paragraph that I knew about well-before the encyclical was released. I had mentioned it in a couple posts, saying, pay attention to this one when the document comes out (no pun intended).
(2) Human ecology means recognizing and valuing the difference between masculinity and femininity:
(155) Human ecology also implies another profound reality: the relationship between human life and the moral law, which is inscribed in our nature and is necessary for the creation of a more dignified environment. Pope Benedict XVI spoke of an “ecology of man,”[We can also speak of “natural law” as “human ecology”… if using “natural law” in your discussions puts off your interlocutors (because they don’t know what it is or they have been conditioned by liberals to reject it because it sounds oppressive, speak of “human ecology”.] based on the fact that “man too has a nature that he must respect and that he cannot manipulate at will.” It is enough to recognize that our body itself establishes us in a direct relationship with the environment and with other living beings. The acceptance of our bodies as God’s gift is vital for welcoming and accepting the entire world as a gift from the Father and our common home, whereas thinking that we enjoy absolute power over our own bodies turns, often subtly, into thinking that we enjoy absolute power over creation. Learning to accept our body, to care for it and to respect its fullest meaning, is an essential element of any genuine human ecology. [This is where the Pope will lose a bunch of our brothers and sisters out there…] Also, valuing one’s own body in its femininity or masculinity is necessary if I am going to be able to recognize myself in an encounter with someone who is different. In this way we can joyfully accept the specific gifts of another man or woman, the work of God the Creator, and find mutual enrichment. because it no longer knows how to confront it.” [Trying to blur differences between male and female, is not healthy.]
Another good moment in the encyclical!
This paragraph puts a pin into the balloon of “gender theory”.
Also, remember, “gender” is a linguistic concept. “Sex” is biological.