When Christian Compassion Doesn’t Apply to Transgender People

During the holidays, I noticed a Franciscan Health commercial with the hashtag #FranciscanPeacePrayer. This beautiful prayer, attributed to St. Francis in the 13th century, was repeated during the commercial.

The visuals in the ad showed smiling people helping each other and showing love.

Here is a link if you want to check it out.

I am a former Catholic and I grow more skeptical of the Catholic Church by the day. Franciscan Health (formerly Franciscan Alliance) is a Catholic healthcare provider in Indiana and parts of Illinois. This system prides itself in a “healing ministry,” guided by this mission: “Continuing Christ’s Ministry in our Franciscan Tradition. Each day, we commit ourselves to practicing the words of our mission in how we care for our patients.” Read more.