Fr. Thomas Berg
Professor of Moral Theology
Saint Joseph's Seminary
Archdiocese of New York
(Scholarly publications are listed on my Curriculum Vitae tab)
Hurting in the Church: A Way Forward for Wounded Catholics. Our Sunday Visitor. (Spring 2017).
With Edward J. Furton, Human Embryo Adoption: Biotechnology, Marriage and the Right to Life, National Catholic Bioethics Center, December 2006.
Contributions to books
Foreword to Laraine & Art Bennett, The Temperament God Gave You: The Classic Key to Knowing Yourself, Getting Along with Others, and Growing Closer to the Lord. Sophia Press, 2005.
“Value Ethics,” “Virtue Ethics,” “Philosophy of Value,” in the Encyclopedia of Catholic Social Thought, Social Science, and Social Policy, eds. J. Varacalli, S. Krason, & R. Myers (Lanham, Maryland: Scarecrow Press), July 2007.
“A New Theory On the Undoing of American Liberalism.” [Review of Camelot and the Cultural Revolution by James Pierson]. Dunwoodie Review, v. 39 (2016).
“This Book is Rocking the Catholic World.” [Review of Forming Intentional Disciples by Sherry Weddell]. October 10, 2013. Available at:
“In Between the Angels and the Apes.” [Review of Neither Beast Nor God: The Dignity of the Human Person by Gilbert Meilaender]. First Things. December 2009. Available at: http://www.firstthings.com/article/2009/11/in-between-the-angels-and-the-apes
Articles in Christian and secular press
“Fidelity to Moral Truth and the Law of Graduality at the Upcoming Synod on the Family,” Catholic News Agency. July 6, 2015 Available at: http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/column/fidelity-to-moral-truth-and-the-law-of-graduality-at-the-upcoming-synod-on-the-family-3255/
“Thoughts on a Smaller, More Vibrant Catholic Church in America,” Catholic News Agency. May 25, 2015 Available at: http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/columns/with-good-reason-12/
“Can I Attend my Colleague’s Same-Sex Wedding?” (Ask Father) Catholic Digest, Jan/Feb 2015.
“What if Priests Fail to Teach what the Church Teaches?” (Ask Father) Catholic Digest, November, 2014.
“Can I Attend My Catholic Friend’s Non-Catholic Wedding?” (Ask a Priest), Catholic Match Institute, June 24, 2014. Available at: http://www.catholicmatch.com/institute/2014/06/can-i-attend-my-catholic-friends-non-catholic-wedding/
“Why Can’t I Go to Communion if I Don’t Go to Mass Every Sunday? (Ask Father),” Catholic Digest, April, 2014.
“When Things Don’t Seem to Get Better.” Legatus Magazine, vol. 27, n.5, February 2014. Available at: http://www.legatusmagazine.org/when-things-dont-seem-to-get-better-in-the-church-or-culture/
“Legion Reformed?” First Things: On the Square, January 14, 2014. Available at: http://www.firstthings.com/web-exclusives/2014/01/legion-reformed
“Is Flirting a Sin? (Ask Father),” Catholic Digest, November, 2013.
“Do I Have to Believe Everything the Catholic Church Teaches? (Ask Father),” Catholic Digest, September, 2013.
“Should a Catholic Read Racy Romance Novels? (Ask Father),” Catholic Digest, May, 2013.
“Is In Vitro Fertilization Ever OK? (Ask Father),” Catholic Digest, February-March, 2013.
“Forming Your Conscience Rightly,” Catholic New York, vol. 31, n. 26, September 6, 2012. Available at: http://www.cny.org/stories/Forming-Your-Conscience-Rightly,8053
“Following Your Conscience: The Key to a Joyful Christian Life,” Catholic New York, vol. 31, n. 25, August 23, 2012. Available at: http://www.cny.org/stories/Following-Your-Conscience-The-Key-to-a-Joyful-Christian-Life,8011
“The Legion’s Scandal of Stalled Reform,” First Things: On the Square, June 22, 2012. Available at: http://www.firstthings.com/onthesquare/2012/06/the-legionrsquos-scandal-of-stalled-reform
With James Capretta, “Catholic Social Teaching and the Ryan Budget,” The Public Discourse, May 11, 2012. Available at: http://www.thepublicdiscourse.com/2012/05/5388
With James Capretta, “Assessing Obama’s Assault on Religious Liberty,” Legatus Magazine, vol. 25, n.7, April, 2012. Available at: http://www.legatusmagazine.org/assessing-obamas-assault-on-religious-liberty/
“The ethical minefield of stem-cell science,” Legatus Magazine, vol. 24, n.5, February, 2011 Available at: http://www.legatusmagazine.org/the-ethical-minefield-of-stem-cell-science/
“Knowing Right From Wrong.” Catholic News Agency (Column). November 16, 2010. Available at: http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/column.php?n=1402
“The Terri Schiavo Effect,” Legatus Magazine, vol. 23, n.5, February 2010 Available at: http://www.legatusmagazine.org/the-terri-schiavo-effect/
“The Legionaries’ Last Stand: An Exclusive Interview with Fr. Thomas Berg,” Chiesa, July 13, 2009. Available at: http://chiesa.espresso.repubblica.it/articolo/1339296?eng=y
“Scrambled Ethics,” National Review Online, June 2, 2009. Available at: http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/227626/scrambled-ethics/father-thomas-berg
With Michael Augros, “Don’t Know Nothing,” National Review Online, March 26, 2009. Available at: http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/227156/dont-know-nothing/father-thomas-berg?pg=2
“Economy Matters, Life Matters,” National Review Online, October 8, 2008. Available at: http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/225930/economy-matters-life-matters/father-thomas-berg
“The Bio-Logic of Coming to Be,” National Review Online, September 15, 2008. Available at: http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/225665/bio-logic-coming-be/father-thomas-berg
“New York’s $600 Million Question,” National Review Online, May 12, 2008. Available at: http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/224449/new-yorks-600-million-question/father-thomas-berg
“Secularism and Religious Fanaticism Make Dangerous Bedfellows,” The Journal News, April 13, 2008. Available at: http://www.lohud.com/article/20080413/OPINION/804130370/Secularism-religious-fanaticism-make-dangerous-bedfellows
“The Future is Now,” National Review Online, November 20, 2007. Available at: http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/222889/future-now/father-thomas-berg
“Monkey Business,” National Review Online, November 15, 2007. Available at: http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/222840/monkey-business/father-thomas-berg
“Of Cybrids, Hybrids and Chimeras,” National Review Online, October 23, 2007. Available at: http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/222428/cybrids-hybrids-chimeras/father-thomas-berg
“Ugly New World” National Review Online, September 10, 2007. Available at: http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/222428/cybrids-hybrids-chimeras/father-thomas-berg
“Six Stem Cell Facts,” (with Robert P. George), The Wall Street Journal, March 14, 2007. Available at: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB117384191108736444.html
“Secular Humanists to the Rescue,” National Review Online, December 13, 2006. Available at: http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/219469/secular-humanists-rescue/father-thomas-berg
“We Need Answers,” National Review Online, September 11, 2006 Available at: http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/218673/we-need-answers/father-thomas-berg
“A Step Toward Clarity,” National Review Online, July 7, 2006. Available at: http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/218047/step-toward-clarity/father-thomas-berg
“Should Vatican alter Condom Stance?” New York Daily News, May 14, 2006
“Hitting Rewind,” National Review Online, May 10, 2006. Available at: http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/217585/hitting-rewind/father-thomas-berg
“Cloning After Hwang,” In Depth, National Catholic Register, January 29, 2006. Available at: http://www.ncregister.com/site/article/cloning_after_hwang
Columnist for Catholic News Agency: “With Good Reason”
From March 2008 to December 2010, Fr. Berg authored dozens of articles as a regular columnist for Catholic New Agency. Writing on an array of topics at the crossroads of ethics and cultures, his “With Good Reason” column sought to raise the level of public discourse on crucial issues of the day, ranging from secular humanism, to embryonic stem cell research, to same-sex ‘marriage’ and beyond. Archived columns are available at: http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/column.php?n=161