Founder and first chair of the Sociology department at SJU, Father Paul Marx, OSB (1920-2010) developed and founded the Human Life Center at Saint John’s from 1972 to 1980, and was the founder and senior editor of Review of Natural Family Planning. In 1981, Father Paul founded Human Life International in Washington, D.C., and served as its leader until 1999. He became the “apostle for life,” as he was known in the pro-life movement. Father Paul also founded the Population Research Institute (1989). In a papal audience in 1979, Pope John Paul II told Paul Marx: “You are doing the most important work on earth.” Planned Parenthood labeled him as “Public Enemy #1.”
The SJU Archives have his papers from 1952-1983.
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