M.Div., Mundelein Seminary; J.C.D. and Ph.D., St. Paul University, Ottawa
Father Patrick Lagges is a priest for the Archdiocese of Chicago. He brings 30 years of experience in the field of canon law and 36 years of experience in the field of pastoral ministry. His primary interests in canon law are Church governance and structure, the sacrament of marriage, and procedural law. He was an adjunct faculty member at Mundelein Seminary for 16 years, and currently teaches in the summer canon law program at Catholic University of America.
He has published articles in Studia Canonica, The Jurist, and Liguorian Magazine, and has been a frequent speaker nationally and internationally on topics related to canon law.
He also serves as the Chaplain at Calvert House, the Catholic Student Center at the University of Chicago.
Father Patrick has taught several courses at CTU. Most recently he taught Canon Law during the J-term and Canonical Issues for Pastoral Ministers during the Summer Institute.