Thursday, August 27, 2009

Fr. Paul Marx, OSB: founder of Human Life International...


This is 89-year-old Fr. Paul Marx who was ordained priest in this same chapel in 1947 at the Benedictine Abbey of St. John's in Collegeville, Minnesota. With great joy Fr. Marx spoke of the day of his ordination.

Fr. Marx is the founder of Human Life International (HLI) and the "international" pro-life movement. Faithful for Life is the name of his 1990s autobiography.

As a pioneer in the pro-life and pro-family movement Fr. Marx made the teaching of NFP to young couples a cornerstone of his ministry. Fr. Marx, who had traveled the world and studied the menace of abortion always said that "Abortion starts with contraception."

Fr. Marx is an American saint and it was a great honor to have lunch with him at the Abbey and look forward to seeing him again tomorrow!

Link here: http://www.hli.org/.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Edward Kennedy had a 100% positive rating from NARAL Pro-Choice America for his abortion-related votes, a record that put him at odds with men like Paul Marx. But now Teddy knows that Father knows best!

immaculataconceptio said...

I wish the Great Hall was still a chapel. This is my home parish. I haven't been there for years. Would love to have been there with Father Marx. I was there in the offices of "The Human Life Center", the forerunner of HLI, back in the day.

Thanks, Orbis!

Father George

Anonymous said...

A crime the liberals in Collegeville took his faculties away.

Anonymous said...

Where is his habit?

Anonymous said...

Fr. Paul Marx came from a small town in Minnesota, the 15th child in a large rural farming family, a German community, St. Michael, Minnesota, USA. He was truly a Pro-Life and Pro-Family pioneer. Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord. We shall all miss him. Marlene Zachman, RN, BS

Anonymous said...

Where is the habit?