Pope Francis Warns Of The Dangers Of Gender Ideology

The pope had a message on Friday, urging people to beware of gender ideology, condemning it as an “ugly ideology” that is threatening humanity.

Pope Francis gave the speech at a two-day international conference titled “Man, Woman, Image of God: For an Anthropology of Vocations” in Rome.

The focus was on marriage and the role of men and women.

“It is very important that there is this meeting, this meeting between men and women, because today the ugliest danger is gender ideology, which cancels out differences,” the pope said.

Due to health issues, Pope Francis didn’t speak long but noted that he had to talk about the importance of not falling for gender ideology. The rest of his speech was read by an aide, which focused on men and women living up to what God made them to be.

“Instead, men and women are created by God and are the image of the Creator; that is, they carry within themselves a desire for eternity and happiness that God himself has sown in their hearts and which they are called to realize through a specific vocation,” he wrote. “We are called to happiness, to the fullness of life, to something great for which God has destined us.”

“We are part of a plan of love, and we are invited to go outside of ourselves and realize it, for ourselves and for others,” he continued.

The 87-year-old also recommended reading “Lord of the World,” a “prophetic” novel written in 1907 by a Catholic priest, about a world where there was no place for religion. The novel warned about the risk of canceling out differences between people.

The pope’s message comes at a time when people believe that a person can switch genders if they feel like they were “born into the wrong body.”

As the pope stated, this ideology is dangerous because it undermines God’s design. God made man and woman in His image. Arguing that a person was born the wrong gender not only questions God’s authority but says that God got it wrong.

God is perfect and never wrong. If a man were meant to be a woman, God would have made him that way.

The conference was sponsored by the Center for Research and Anthropology of Vocations, which was founded in 2020 by Cardinal Marc Ouellet.