Rev. Blaise Berg, S.T.D.

Assistant Professor of Dogmatics/Director of Pastoral Year


Fr. Blaise Berg was born the ninth of twelve children in Yuba City, California. Ordained for the Diocese of Sacramento in 1998, Fr. Berg has worked as a parish priest, Newman Center chaplain and diocesan official in his home diocese. In addition to his various parish and diocesan assignments, Fr. Berg has served on several diocesan boards, committees, and councils and continues to serve as chaplain for Rachel’s Vineyard retreats. Since 2003, he has been a board member of the California Association of Natural Family Planning and currently serves as its President.

Selected Publications

“NFP in the Trenches:  Missionaries of Charity Teach the Billings Method in Calcutta, India”, President’s Article, CANFP News, June 2019

“Balthasar sulla sessualitá”, Dizionario su sesso, amore y feconditá, Catagalli, Siena, 2019

“We teach and preach NFP because it’s true!” Clergy Corner, CANFP News, Dec 2015

“How does a priest treat the sin of voluntary sterilization within the celebration of the Sacrament of Penance?”  Clergy Corner, CANFP News, Mar 2013

“Spiritual Fatherhood of the Priest and of the Husband/Father”, Clergy Corner, CANFP News, Nov 2007

Conference/Workshop Presentations

God’s Design for Married Love, The Pastoral Applications of NFP: Creating a Parish Culture that is Life Giving and Love Giving, Presentation to Permanent Deacons, Diocese of Sacramento, May 30, 2020

Cinema and Catechesis, Presentation, Ministry Days, Diocese of Sacramento, Sep 12, 2014

Liturgical Directives for Deacons, Presentation, Diocese of Sacramento, March 13, 2014

Navigating the Sexual Wilderness, Presentation, Diocese of Sacramento, March 4, 2013

Fatherhood: The Vocation of All Men, Presentation, Men’s Conference, Diocese of Oakland, November 15, 2008



B.A., Philosophy and Theology, University of San Francisco, St. Ignatius Institute, 1983

M.B.A, California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo, 1991

S.T.B, Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome, 1994, cum laude

S.T.L., Pontifical Lateran University, John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and the Family, 1997, magna cum laude (tesina: Marriage and Family Life According to A. von Speyr: A Study of Christiane in the Light of the Magisterium)

S.T.D., Pontifical Lateran University, John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and the Family, 2003, summa cum laude (dissertation: Marriage According to Adrienne von Speyr)