POPE'S MESSAGE | War of the sexes: Gender theory is the problem, not solution

Pope Francis greeted a family April 15 before his general audience in St. Peter’s Square.

VATICAN CITY -- Eradicating male and female identities does nothing to solve the problem of unfair or disrespectful treatment based on people's gender, Pope Francis said.

"Getting rid of the difference is the problem, not the solution," he said at his general audience April 15 in St. Peter's Square.

The right way to solve the problems and conflicts in male-female relations is to have men and women "talk to each other more, listen to each other more, know each other better, care more for each other," he said.

Support for men in caregiver roles

Richard Corno and his mother, Olga Corno, have benefited from her participation in the Cardinal Ritter Senior Services Adult Day Program in Shrewsbury. As a caregiver, he also takes part in two groups that meet there, including an outreach to men who take on the role of caring for a relative.

Richard Corno takes his role as his mother's caregiver seriously, but he also knows he needs to take care of himself.

Cardinal Ritter Senior Services Adult Day Program and two support groups for caregivers that Cardinal Ritter hosts have provided help for both him and his mother.

Cardinal Ritter is both a lifesaver and a blessing, he said.

Corno, 62, and his mother, Olga, 94, both live in The Hill neighborhood of south St. Louis and are members of St. Ambrose Parish.

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