Cardinal Prefect, Victor Manuel Fernández Photo: InfoVaticana

Vatican To Publish a Declaration on Gender Ideology and Other Questions on Human Dignity on April 8

The new document of the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith will be called Dignitas Infinita

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(ZENIT News / Rome, 04.04.2024).- On April 8, the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith will present a document entitled “Dignitas Infinita,” on the subject of human dignity. The Declaration will be made known during a press conference to be held at 12:00 noon in the Holy See Press Office.

The Cardinal Prefect, Victor Manuel Fernández, will head the presentation, accompanied by Monsignor Armando Matteo, Secretary of the Dicastery’s Doctrinal Section, and by Professor Paola Scarcella, known docent of Rome’s Tor Vergata University and Lumsa University, in addition to being responsible for the Catechesis of disabled individuals in Sant’ Egidio Community.

The “Dignitas Infinita” document is presented in continuity with the work of the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith, headed by Cardinal Fernández since November 2023. Over this period, several documents have been published in response  to questions posed by Bishops and Cardinals about different relevant moral and doctrinal subjects. Addressed among these documents  are questions such as the possibility that transexual individuals receive Baptism, the pertinence of children of homosexual couples to the Sacrament of Baptism, the prohibition of Catholics’ inscription in Free Masonry, the disposal of ashes of the deceased and single mothers’ access to the Sacraments.

It’s important to point out that on December 18, the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith published the doctrinal document “Fiducia Supplicans,” which opened the possibility of blessing of couples in “irregular” situations, although excluding any form of ritualization that resembles marriage. It is hoped that the new document, “Dignitas Infinita” will continue in the same line of doctrinal reflection and discernment, addressing in depth the subject of human dignity in the contemporary context.

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