Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Actor John Berg found dead, not that other John Berg

I saw a story that said actor John Berg was found dead and that he had been on Monk and House. Those are two of my favorite shows so I wanted to see which actor it was that had died. I was in Wikipedia looking up Fergie from the Black Eyed Peas for my previous post and typed in John Berg. Here's what I got.

Very Rev. John Berg, FSSP is the current and third Superior General of the international Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter. An alumnus of Thomas Aquinas College, he was elected on 7 July 2006 by the General Chapter of the Fraternity of Saint Peter at its mother house in Wigratzbad, Germany for a six-year term. An American citizen, Fr. Berg studied philosophy in the USA and theology in Germany (Wigratzbad) and in Rome. He has worked in pastoral ministry and as a seminary professor.

On the one-year annniversary of Fr. Berg's election to Superior General, 7 July 2007, the Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI issued the Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum [1], reaffirming the essential place of the traditional liturgy that Fr. Berg and the Fraternity of St. Peter celebrate exclusively. The Motu Proprio states that the Missal of Blessed John XXIII may be used by all priests.

Up till his election to Superior General, Fr Berg frequently led boys camps and Domus Christiani in Sacramento and Concord, California USA, and gave spiritual talks to their members. He promotes spiritual education among his flock and is beloved for his dedication to the Church and her faithful. Following the model of St. John Bosco, Fr. Berg introduced sports to his youthful flock and thereby attracted them to the Faith.

Father Berg succeded Father Arnaud Devillers who was superior general from 2000-2006.

I'm thinking it was a different John Berg. This one has quite a press department though!

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