Refuting four mistaken ideas about conscience in light of the natural law tradition. My experience as a teacher, counselor and confessor has repeatedly confirmed that there is a tremendous amount of confusion, especially among Catholics, … [Read more...]
About Rev. Thomas V. Berg
Fr. Thomas Berg, Ph.D. is a Roman Catholic priest in the Archdiocese of New York and holds a Ph.D. in moral philosophy from Rome's Pontifical University Regina Apostolorum. He currently serves as professor of moral theology at St. Joseph’s Seminary (Dunwoodie). In addition to 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. He has published or been quoted in Crisis Magazine, the National Catholic Register, The Wall Street Journal and the New York Times. This is his second article for HPR. The last one was published in April 2003. He has also co-edited a volume of essays on the topic of human embryo adoption entitled: Human Embryo Adoption: Biotechnology, Marriage, and the Right to Life. In 2007 he was appointed by Governor Elliot Spitzer to the ethics committee of New York’s Empire State Stem Cell Board, and in 2010 he was named by Governor David Paterson to the New York State Task Force on Life and the Law.