The Diocese of Lansing this month published a new policy on “gender identity” which aims to foster the highest standards of pastoral care for those with gender dysphoria while also ensuring that Catholic entities, such as parishes and schools, have the capability and confidence to safeguard those in their care from contemporary gender ideologies. The policy aims at promoting both truth and love in the pursuit of authentic human happiness and the common good.
In this Diocese of Lansing Podcast, eminent reconstructive surgeon, Dr. Patrick Lappert M.D., gives his expert view on gender dysphoria and contemporary gender ideologies including the "transgender" ideology.
Dr. Patrick W. Lappert M.D., was trained and Board Certified first as a general surgeon, then as a Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon. He is a veteran of the Naval Service, retiring with the rank of Captain, USN, after serving for 24 years. In addition to being the Chief of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery for the Portsmouth Naval Hospital, he also served the Surgeon General, USN, as the Specialty Leader for Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Lappert established the Craniofacial Reconstructive Surgery Unit, as well as the Wound Care Center for the largest medical treatment facility in the world. Additionally, Dr. Lappert served for 3 years with the United States Marine Corps, flying in the F4 Phantom wit VMFA-451.
Dr. Lappert is also a Permanent Deacon in the Diocese of Birmingham in Alabama. He is married with six grown children. Deacon Lappert was raised in a Jewish home, but lived most of his adult life as an atheist. He converted and was received into the Catholic Church in 1995.
This podcast was recorded on Thursday, January 21. It is hosted by the Diocese of Lansing's Director of Communications, David Kerr. Diocese of Lansing Podcast #22.