Trans people who ‘seek to reverse the process’
Many transgender people who have had surgery to “change their sex” are now seeking to reverse the process, according to a report on Sky News.
A 28-year-old called Charlie Evans, who is starting a charity called The Detransition Advocacy Network, was born female, identified as male for 10 years, and then ‘detransitioned’.
She was stunned, she told Sky, by how many people have contacted her with similar stories: hundreds across the country, and 30 in her area of Newcastle alone.
“I’m in communication with 19- and 20-year-olds who have had full gender reassignment surgery who wish they hadn’t, and … they don’t feel better for it,” she told Sky.
“They don’t know what their options are now.”
School celebrates 25 years of pro-life club
National Right to Life News highlighted a school’s pro-life club which has just celebrated its 25th anniversary. It was founded by Connie Felice, a teacher at St Margaret Mary Catholic School in the Diocese of Harrisburg. The students of the club have, for 25 years raised awareness. For instance, every month they update “a pro-life bulletin board with information and pictures on fetal development, a visible sign to the whole school on the miracle of pre-born life”.
They have also built links with the community, raising funds for a local pregnancy centre and organising school-wide campaigns to collect items for a maternity home. Some of the students “went on to become teachers and pro-life leaders themselves, carrying within them the profound life lessons that were nurtured early on”.
How England welcomed Catholic refugees
At his website, Ed West reflected on how “French Catholics, escaping the horror of the French Revolution, had found refuge in their old enemy, England”, a story related in Antonia Fraser’s The King and the Catholics. One observer said that, at the height of the influx of refugees, you couldn’t walk 100 yards in London without passing two or three priests. One of those priests, who had fled the Terror, wrote that “the soul seemed to awaken from a terrifying dream of fiends and monsters, into a scene of perfect ease and liberty”.
One representative episode took place at Shoreham Beach in Sussex in 1792. Some Benedictine nuns from the Loire Valley arrived on the shore – no doubt feeling apprehensive, given that Catholics had until recently been subject to severe legal penalties in Britain, and had been the subject of large mob riots only a few years before.
“But as they disembarked from the boat, they instead heard wild cheering. ‘Come, come and forget amongst us all that those villains have made you suffer,’ one local said. They were taken to a neighbouring house with a great welcome, with locals telling them: ‘We will make every effort to procure you that happiness and peace which you could no longer enjoy in France; take courage, therefore, you have nothing more to fear.’
“And they didn’t; the nuns stayed in England.”
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