Professor of Moral Theology Saint Joseph's Seminary Archdiocese of New York
Rev. Thomas V. Berg is a Roman Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of New York. He was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on July 15, 1965. He was a member of the Legionaries of Christ from 1986 to 2009, and was ordained to the Catholic priesthood on January 1, 2000. He pursued his B.A. in Spanish Language and Literature at Marquette University (1983-86). He received an M.A. in Liberal Studies from Wesleyan University in 1997, and his Ph.D. in Philosophy from Rome’s Pontifical University Regina Apostolorum in 1999. He currently serves as professor of moral theology and director of admissions at St. Joseph’s Seminary (Dunwoodie), and was incardinated into the Archdiocese of New York in May of 2014. In addition to his current focus on fundamental moral theology, his areas of specialization include natural law theory, medical ethics, and philosophical and theological anthropology. In 1998 he founded the Westchester Institute for Ethics and the Human Person, a Catholic think-tank dedicated to fundamental research on the Western moral tradition. The institute continued under his direction until its eventual dissolution in 2010. He as served by appointment on both the ethics committee of New York’s Empire State Stem Cell Board, and the New York State Task Force on Life and the Law. He has published or been quoted in
Crisis Magazine, the
National Catholic Register,
The Wall Street Journal and the
New York Times, and has co-edited a volume of essays on the topic of human embryo adoption entitled:
Human Embryo Adoption: Biotechnology, Marriage, and the Right to Life. A frequent commentator on the Church and culture, he is most recently author of
Hurting in the Church: A Way Forward for Wounded Catholics (Our Sunday Visitor, February 2017). An avid runner, hiker, and cigar aficionado, he escapes as often as he can to Cape May, New Jersey.