THE first housing complex for transsexuals in Argentina – the brainchild of Mónica Astorga Cremona, above – was inaugurated last week in the city of Neuquén.
Pope Francis was delighted, saying in a message of congratulations to “the nun of the trans” as she is known:
God who did not go to the seminary or study theology will repay you abundantly.
Francis has been a fan of the kindly and compassionate* nun for some time. In a 2017 he told Cremona that he was praying for her and her convent, and on another occasion, he wrote expressing opposition to discrimination against transgender individuals, saying:
At the time of Jesus, lepers were discarded like this.
Conservative Catholics had a cow then, and are having a whole herd of ’em now.
Novus Ordo Watch described the “God … did not go to the seminary” comment as:
So remarkably asinine that no one but the pseudo-pope himself could have authored it. It goes to confirm once more the adage that if one has nothing intelligent to say, it is better to keep silent and let people suspect one is a fool, rather than open one’s mouth and remove all doubt.
The Pope’s earlier remark about lepers touched a raw nerve too. This, said Novus Ordo Watch:
Is an outrage typical of Francis’ liberation theology and his obsession with the ‘marginalized.’ It is outrageous because it equates suffering from leprosy, which is obviously not a moral fault at all, with habitual sins of impurity so vile that they cry to heaven for vengeance. The ‘trans women’ we are talking about are male sodomites, many of whom … are (or recently were) prostitutes …
It is clear, therefore, that here we are not dealing merely with an effort to help sexually-confused souls caught up in mortal sin to attain eternal salvation by providing for their legitimate material and spiritual needs. That would be eminently laudable. Rather, this is about affirming cross-dressing sodomites precisely as cross-dressing sodomites and accepting their ‘identities.’
Novus Ordo Watch pointed out that men in women’s gear go back as far as the Bronze Age – and was as abhorrent then as it is now:
Moses warned: ‘A woman shall not be clothed with man’s apparel, neither shall a man use woman’s apparel: for he that doeth these things is abominable before God’ (Deut 22:5).
Over at LifeSiteNews “ex-gay” Doug Mainwaring was having a bovine of his own.
In reporting on the story, he pointed out that Cardinal Raymond Burke and Bishop Athanasius Schneider, joined by other prelates, last year issued a public declaration of “truths of the faith” where they called it a rebellion and “grave sin” for a man to “attempt to become a woman.”
And he quoted from Catechism of the Catholic Church, 2297:
The male and female sexes, man and woman, are biological realities created by the wise will of God (see Gen. 1: 27; Catechism of the Catholic Church, 369). It is, therefore, a rebellion against natural and Divine law and a grave sin that a man may attempt to become a woman by mutilating himself, or even by simply declaring himself to be such, or that a woman may in like manner attempt to become a man, or to hold that the civil authority has the duty or the right to act as if such things were or may be possible and legitimate.
With lips tightly pursed he also pointed out that:
Pro-LGBT Jesuit priest Fr. James Martin was delighted with the Pope’s congratulatory words to Sister Monica Cremona, saying in a Tweet: ‘Wow. Pope Francis sends his support for a Catholic sister in Argentina who ministers to transsexual women.’
Formally called the Costa Limay Sustainable complex for transgender women, the new building has 12 studio apartments and is part of a permanent housing solution for around a dozen transgender individuals between the ages of 40-70 who are currently in situations of poverty.
It was built by the Provincial Institute of Housing and Urbanism (IPVU) with government funds.
* “Kindly and compassionate” are not words normally associated with Catholicism … nor any other Judeo-Christian religion.