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Fr. Bernhard was born in Germany in 1973. He immigrated to the United States in 1984, and lived in the Los Angeles area until entering the Dominican novitiate in 1998. He earned a B.A. majoring in political science from the California State Polytechnic University in Pomona in 1997. He fell away from the Church during his early college years, but returned in 1995. He began to discern a call to religious life shortly after graduating from college, and was drawn to the Order of Preachers by the balance of contemplation and action, and by its preaching and teaching apostolates.

He made his first vows on September 4, 1999 and his solemn vows on January 31, 2004. He completed his M.A. in philosophy in 2002, as well as M.A. and M.Div. degrees in theology in 2006. He was ordained a priest on June, 29 2006. His interests are in systematic theology, especially St. Thomas Aquinas, the sacraments and the doctrine of God. He hopes to teach at the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology in Berkeley (DSPT), at a university, or at a seminary, to publish books and articles, and to continue to teach adult catechesis.

From what I can gather, he's a priest at Mark Shea's parish. Here are some of his talks. Do give a listen:

The Gospel of Judas
[TEXT]
[AUDIO]
Fr. Bernhard Blankenhorn OP
Life of St. Dominic
[AUDIO] - Part 1
[AUDIO] - Part 2
Fr. Bernhard Blankenhorn OP
Christianity and Other Religions
[TEXT]
Fr. Bernhard Blankenhorn OP
Revelation - Vol. 1.1
[AUDIO]
Fr. Bernhard Blankenhorn OP
Revelation - Vol. 1.2
[AUDIO]
Fr. Bernhard Blankenhorn OP
Revelation - Vol. 2.1
[AUDIO]
Fr. Bernhard Blankenhorn OP
Revelation - Vol. 3.1
[AUDIO]
Fr. Bernhard Blankenhorn OP
Revelation - Vol. 3.2
[AUDIO]
Fr. Bernhard Blankenhorn OP
Revelation - Vol. 3.3
[AUDIO]
Fr. Bernhard Blankenhorn OP
Revelation - Vol. 4.1
[AUDIO]
Fr. Bernhard Blankenhorn OP
Revelation - Vol. 4.2
[AUDIO]
Fr. Bernhard Blankenhorn OP
Inquisition
[AUDIO] - Part 1
[AUDIO] - Part 2
Fr. Bernhard Blankenhorn

If you like what you hear, his homilies can be found here.
3 comments so far:
    Father Martin Fox July 30, 2007 at 5:22 PM , said...

    Wonderful resource, thanks!

    May I ask, however, that you correct the labels, so that it is Revelation -- no 's'?

    There is, I think, a subtle but very important difference between "Revelations" -- which is incorrect -- and Revelation, singular.

    The plural can suggest a collection of revelations; while in fact, the sacred text is a single revelation, with a single focus: Jesus Christ.

    Again, thanks for this great resource!

     
    Catholic Audio July 30, 2007 at 6:03 PM , said...

    Done and done! Thanks, padre!

    I actually just copy/pasted it from the site (I would have said 'Revelation' as well), but I should pay a little closer attention to the text I'm posting.

    Again, I appreciate the fatherly correction and may God bless you richly!

     
    Anonymous October 21, 2015 at 1:44 PM , said...

    Fr. Bernard is one of my professors in Rome at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas. The man is brilliant, systematic, and very devoted to his work. He has the brain of a physicist and the heart of a mystic and also about 9 feet tall. He handled my never ending questions with remarkable grace.
    It is worth a semester out of your life to move to Rome and take even one of his classes. He's that good.

     

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