Category Archives: Virgil Michel

Funeral homily for Father Paul Marx, OSB

Father Paul believed that life begins at the moment of conception, that life is a sacred gift from God, and that healthy family life is the most important element of a functioning society. He fought vigorously against abortion, contraception, sterilization, … Continue reading

Virgil Michel… Justice embodied in Christ-life and Liturgy

“What blasphemy! As if there were anything really Christian about our modern capitalism.” This was Virgil Michel, O.S.B., responding in Commonweal in 1938 to an article in Catholic World which had called Christ “the first preacher of capitalism as the … Continue reading