For new or returning teachers, we suggest the following materials for use during in-services to facilitate discussion of the Catholic perspective on sex and “gender”:
“The Basics” FAQs can be used for a guided discussion and explanation of core issues.
For teachers new to Catholic schools, we suggest beginning with the video “Faith and Reason: The Catholic Both/And” (about 20 mins) followed by “The Christian View of the Human Person” (about 30 mins).
“The Congregation for Catholic Education’s ‘Male and Female He Created Them’” (about 50 mins) gives an overview of the Vatican’s most authoritative statement to date on Catholic Schools and contemporary claims about gender.
A number of U.S. bishops and dioceses have released policy guidance for schools regarding gender ideology and Catholic teaching. These policies, which summarize Catholic teaching and its application to school-related concerns, may be helpful for teacher training as well. They can be accessed here.
For an overview of the current situation facing children and parents, we encourage you to watch the lecture below, “The Gender Revolution: Medical Perspectives” given by Deacon Patrick Lappert, MD (60 mins).
New video and print resources will be added as they become available.
Faith and Reason:
The Catholic Both/And
The Christian View
of the Human Person
Male and Female
He Created Them
The Gender Revolution: A Medical Perspective
Deacon Patrick Lappert, MD
All images used in the above videos are from the public domain.