“God has been Generous”
July 15,
2014

Very Rev. John M. Berg, F.S.S.P. (’93)

Now featured on the College’s website is an interview with the Very Rev. John M. Berg, F.S.S.P. (’93), Superior General of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter:

I have heard it said that in the early days of the College, Founding President Ron McArthur would get offers from people saying, “If you only did this, or if you only started doing that, then we would really get on board with this project, or it could really be a success.” That happens to a religious order, too. A bishop may say, “Oh, you could come to this diocese if you would just start doing this or that.” You have to have the courage or the foresight to say, “No, if we do that, we will lose the identity of what we really are.”

I try to model my leadership of the Fraternity after Dr. McArthur’s leadership of the College, and that means being able to say, “No, we do one thing here and we do it really, really, well. I am sure that other colleges do great things, too, and some kids should go there, but we are not meant to do that. It’s just not what we do.”

Follow the link to read the whole interview.