Bridget Mary's Response:
What the heck does one's sexuality have to do with one's ability to live one's faith fully and be a loving, supportive godparent? The Vatican statement below sounds like they are going back to the dark ages on the topic of sexuality. No surprise! By this negative judgment, the hierarchy is treating our Transgender sisters and brothers like they are second class members in the Body of Christ. How sad! In our inclusive communities, we welcome Transgender godparents. Bridget Mary Meehan, ARCWP, www.arcwp.org
Vatican Statement: "Transgender status "reveals in a public way an attitude opposite to the moral imperative of solving the problem of sexual identity according to the truth of one's own sexuality," the Vatican said. "Therefore it is evident that this person does not possess the requirement of leading a life according to the faith and in the position of godfather and is therefore unable to be admitted to the position of godfather or godmother."