“When a book bearing the Pope’s name, Learning to Learn: Reflections on Education Issues (‘Imparare ad imparare. Riflessioni sui temi dell’educazione’), appeared in bookstores last Thursday, it bore the preface by Fedeli, sparking a wave of criticism by Catholics and pro-family groups. One local media outlet noted that the choice for preface-writer seemed ‘almost a provocation.’
When Fedeli was appointed Education Minister last December, the Italian pro-family group Generazione Famiglia called the decision a ‘declaration of war’ against the traditional family and the right of children to have a mother and a father.
In recent years, Fedeli has been ‘undoubtedly the most tenacious and ideological supporter of the manipulation of school programs at every level according to the dictates of gender theories,’ the organization declared.
Last month, Fedeli came out publicly against the organizers of ‘Family Day’ for their opposition to the use of gender theory in the nation’s schools.
The bizarre thing is the Pope’s longstanding hostility toward what he terms “gender ideology,” which he deems part of the ‘global war’ to destroy marriage.
Last fall, Francis said that today we are witnessing a ‘global war to destroy marriage’ in which gender theory places a key role, fighting ‘not with weapons, but with ideas.'”