On January 19, Joe Biden announced that he was naming Dr. Richard (or “Rachel”) Levine as Assistant HHS Secretary. In a tweet, Fr. James Martin celebrated the announcement calling the appointment “a historic step forward in the recognition of the dignity of the transgender person.”
In 2019, the Vatican issued a sweeping denunciation of so-called gender theory, and affirmed the principles of human dignity, difference, and complementarity. Fr. James Martin’s once again finds himself in direct conflict with Church teaching. Will any bishops have the courage to denounce Martin’s statement?