Virgil Clarence Funk
FUNK, Virgil Clarence. b. La Crosse, Wisconsin, 25 July 1937. Raised in Arlington, Virginia, Funk attended St Charles High School and College Seminary in Baltimore, Maryland; St Mary’s University, Baltimore, (STL, 1963), and the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC (MSW, 1969). While a seminarian at St Mary’s, Funk was formed in liturgy and music by the distinguished liturgist and author Eugene Walsh, SS; and the acclaimed scripture scholar Raymond Brown, SS, serving as his librarian.
Funk was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Richmond in 1963-1969, served as associate pastor at St Thomas More parish, and diocesan director of music, Arlington, Virginia (1963-69), was pastor...
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