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Patrick Lagges

Patrick Lagges

Adjunct Professor of Word and Worship
M.Div., Mundelein Seminary; J.C.D. and Ph.D., St. Paul University, Ottawa

Rev. Msgr. Patrick Lagges is a priest of the Archdiocese of Chicago. He brings over 30 years of experience in the field of canon law and over 35 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 The Catholic University of America.  Formerly, he directed the Hesburgh Sabbatical Program at CTU before stepping down in 2017.  He also served as the Chaplain at Calvert House, the Catholic Student Center at The University of Chicago, until 2017.

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. 

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.