Vatican says transgender man cannot be a godparent

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A child is baptized at a Catholic church in Havana on March 18, 2012. Photo courtesy of REUTERS/Stringer
*Editors: This photo may only be republished with RNS-VATICAN-GODFATHER, originally transmitted on September 3, 2015.

A child is baptized at a Catholic church in Havana on March 18, 2012. Photo courtesy of REUTERS/Stringer *Editors: This photo may only be republished with RNS-VATICAN-GODFATHER, originally transmitted on September 3, 2015.

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VATICAN CITY (RNS) Alex Salinas was born a woman but has since undergone hormone therapy and has a male ID in Spain. His local bishop and the Vatican rejected the family’s request to have Salinas as a godfather.

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  • Dominic

    Every day a new decadent defiance of common morality. Thank you, Gay World.
    Now why would any Catholic believe that a trans can be a godparent to a child receiving Catholic Baptism? As a godparent they would have to teach the child as the Church teaches, without blending in any opinion of their own. Thank God the Vatican exists to stop this lunacy.

  • Greg1

    Yes, to be a godparent means that should the birth parents become incapacitated in some way, then the godparent would ensure the child was raised properly in the Catholic Faith. And it is clear that this person, who is living a life that is in contradiction to the Faith, then it is clear that this person is not a suitable candidate.

  • Pope Francis is wonderful in many, many ways. The hard truth is though, that he is holding fast to traditional church doctrine, much of which does not sit too well with progressive Christians, including me. Here’s my current take on Francis: http://barbarafalconernewhall.com/2015/09/03/i-love-pope-francis-or-do-i/

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  • david

    The holy year of mercy…
    you should be a God Parent…and shame on those in authority who think otherwise…when will the church realise that proclamations it makes are often far away from where people are..and a true missionary…like st aidan in northumberland met people where they were and not where the hierachy discern they shojld be..
    hope this makes sense.

  • Greg1

    Tell that to Jesus. You are focusing only on the Church he established, and is obedient to Him. Your real beef is with Our Lord.

  • Betty Clermont

    The hard truth is that millions of women and their infants are suffering and dying for lack of healthcare and birth control because of the Church. Gays in Africa are being imprisoned and persecuted around the world at the urging of the pope and his men.

  • Dominic

    If the truth does not sit too well with progressive Christians, then maybe they need to change. The term “progressive Christian” does not even make sense since you cannot progress by acting outside of Christ’s Word. He is the Truth and the Light.

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  • MarkE

    Herein lies the fallacy of the Roman Church

  • Jay

    In agreement with Dominic .The Catholic Church is true to the word of God.It was established by Jesus himself. The Son of God knows that in the Garden of Eden, God the Father created Man ..and than Woman. So if you follow all the false , lies, of the Political Correct Gay Agenda. You are rebellious to the Word of God. You are just giving into modernism .But I can almost promise you. God is NOT Politically Correct.. He does not play games. He is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow. As we all will know on the last day when we all must bow before him.
    Peace.

  • Mia

    What a bunch of hypocrites. Only the pedophiles are welcome and allow to stay in church. Clean your house first!