Amy Welborn writes about Michael's last column, in which he talks about Father Benedict's writings and "the big lie":
The “big lie,” Father Benedict said, (and I’m paraphrasing him at this point), is to think that if we say all the right prayers and live correctly, then nothing bad will ever happen to us. Sadly, there are many good people who have lost their faith by believing such a lie, and that makes it a big one indeed!
The opposite of the big lie? Trust.
But go on over and read it for yourself.
There is also information up about the services for Michael.