Dr. Lynda Robitaille

Lynda has been teaching canon law since 1993, first at Saint Paul University in Ottawa, and more recently at Saint Mark’s College and Seattle University. Lynda’s speciality is marriage and procedural law and jurisprudence. She also writes on the laity and ministry. She has been working as Dean of Academic Programs at the College since September 2013.

  • Specialization in Jurisprudence ((Gregorian University, Rome, 1992)
  • JCD (Gregorian University, Rome, 1990)
  • JCL (Gregorian University, Rome, 1988)

Accepted for publication: “The Formulation of the Doubt: the Essential Link Between First and Second Instance Decisions,” in Studia canonica, 49 (2015).

“Lay Ecclesial Ministry (LEM) Project on Authorization: Results of Grant Project,” member of panel with Susan Mulheron and Zabrina Decker, in Canon Law Society of America (CLSA) Proceedings, 75 (2013), pp. 286-301.

“A Canonical Wish-List for the Authorization of Lay Ecclesial Ministers,” in W. Cahoy, ed., In the Name of the Church. Vocation and Authorization of Lay Ecclesial Ministers, Collegeville, Liturgical Press, 2012, pp. 117-140.

“Modern Family Life and the Exclusion of Openness to Children,” published in CLSA Proceedings, 74 (2012), pp. 290-306.

“The Temporary Exclusion of the bonum prolis,” in Studies in Church Law, 7 (2011), pp. 85-112.

“Reflections on the Implicit Positive Act of the Will,” in J. Kowal and J. Llobell, eds., Iustitia et Iudicium. Studi di diritto matrimoniale e processuale canonico in onore di Antoni Stankiewicz, Vol. II, Libreria Editrice Vaticana, Vatican City, 2010, pp. 781-805.