The comments were in response to a book on "what motivates the right-wing opposition to Pope Francis in the United States, which goes beyond his views on economics and also includes his response to the sexual abuse crisis and his elevating liberal clerics...while sidelining conservatives (such as Cardinal Raymond Burke and Cardinal Ludwig Mueller)." - Daily Wire
"In the document, the Pope is quoted as saying that Gender Theory 'denies the difference and reciprocity in nature of a man and a woman and envisages a society without sexual differences, thereby eliminating the anthropological basis of the family.'" - Christian Post
The following is an excerpt from the Catechism of the Catholic Church, Articles 74-83:
74 God “desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth”: that is, of Christ Jesus. Christ must be proclaimed to all nations and individuals, so that this revelation may reach to the ends of the earth:
God graciously arranged that the things he had once revealed for the salvation of all peoples should remain in their entirety, throughout the ages, and be transmitted to all generations.
75 “Christ the Lord, in whom the entire Revelation of the most high God is summed up, commanded the apostles to preach the Gospel, which had been promised beforehand by the prophets, and which he fulfilled in his own person and promulgated with his own lips. In preaching the Gospel, they were to communicate the gifts of God to all men. This Gospel was to be the source of all saving truth and moral discipline.”
76 in keeping with the Lord’s command, the Gospel was handed on in two ways:
"The cardinal unfortunately reverts to a simplistic caricature of Adam Smith’s 'invisible hand,' contrasting it with the 'visible hand of an economy which is able to serve all members of the community well.' . . . Smith’s point was that demanding people to ignore their self-interest, as moralists are wont to do, is unrealistic and socially destructive, encouraging hypocrisy rather than virtue." - Acton