Sexual Identity & Why St. Valentine was Beheaded

Licensed marriage and family therapist Michael Gasparro joins Trending with Timmerie discussing what the Catechism of the Catholic Church says about sexual identity vs current culture.(4:21) Book recommendations. (25:18) Pronouns – to use or not to use? (27:11) Swimmer Riley Gaines shares her experience with Lia Thomas and the real story of St. Valentine and what he fought for. (43:45) 


Resources mentioned : 


Catechism of the Catholic Church  section 2332-2333 


2332 Sexuality affects all aspects of the human person in the unity of his body and soul. It especially concerns affectivity, the capacity to love and to procreate, and in a more general way the aptitude for forming bonds of communion with others.

2333 Everyone, man and woman, should acknowledge and accept his sexual identity. Physical, moral, and spiritual difference and complementarity are oriented toward the goods of marriage and the flourishing of family life. The harmony of the couple and of society depends in part on the way in which the complementarity, needs, and mutual support between the sexes are lived out.



Men, Women, and the Mystery of Love: Practical Insights from John Paul II’s Love and Responsibility 


Lent and Mental Health Retreat registration


LMFT Michael Gasparro 

St. Gregory Recovery Center
Timmerie works as a radio host and Catholic speaker educating in areas of theology and is an expert at responding to current trends of sexuality, feminism, and gender ideology. She hosts Trending with Timmerie on Relevant Radio. She holds a Masters Degree in Biblical Theology and Bachelor’s Degree in Communications Media with an emphasis in the New Evangelization from John Paul the Great Catholic University.