Father Michael Seger is a retired priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. As a Professor of Moral Theology, he taught in both the Seminary Division and the Lay Pastoral Ministry Division at the Athenaeum of Ohio. Father Seger also worked in formation at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary of the West. He taught at the Seminary for almost twenty years and has been a priest for over twenty-eight years as well as a religious (Christian Brothers) for ten years (1974 – 1984).
Father Seger taught in the areas of fundamental moral theology, Catholic social doctrine, end-of-life care decisions, introduction to bioethics and the just war tradition. He lectured widely on topics such as end-of-life care decisions, bioethics and conscience formation. He earned his Pontifical degrees from the Catholic University of Louvain in Belgium where he earned a Licentiate and Doctorate in Moral Theology (S.T.D.).
After seventeen years of teaching Moral Theology and helping with seminarian formation, Father Seger discerned it was time to explore new avenues of ministry and joined St. Teresa of Avila parish in 2015, retiring July 1, 2016. His parents, the late Marjorie Ackerman Seger and J. Stanley Seger, were married in the ‘old church’ of St. Teresa of Avila in 1939, so Father especially enjoys being at his home parish. He graduated from Saint Teresa grade school in 1964. All six of his brothers and sisters attended St. Teresa, living in the Seger’s modest home on Relleum Avenue. He brings fond memories of his childhood experience.