Bernard Toutounji is an Australian writer, speaker and commentator.

Bernard holds a Bachelor of Theology from the Catholic Institute of Sydney and a Master of Theology from the John Paul II Institute for Marriage and the Family, Melbourne. He has undertaken further studies out of interest at St Andrew’s Greek Orthodox Theological College, Sydney and at the Theology of the Body Institute, Pennsylvania, USA. He is a member of the Australasian Catholic Press Association and the Catholic Press Association of the United States and Canada.

Bernard writes a syndicated column, dealing with issues of anthropology, morality and truth. Foolish Wisdom is published in Australia in The Record in the Archdiocese of Perth, The Catholic Leader in the Archdiocese of Brisbane, and in Ignitum Today, an American Catholic opinion website. His articles have been seen in both print and online mediums including The Daily Telegraph, The Punch, The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald, CathNews, Online Opinion, National Catholic Register, MercatorNet and Crisis Magazine. The articles are also recorded as podcasts for and

Bernard tutors in theology at a university level and has co-authored a book titled Family and Human Life. Bernard serves as a sub deacon in the Melkite Catholic Church.

At the end of 2012 Bernard married Jane and in the months leading up to the wedding he wrote a weekly record of his journey at These entries were published in The Catholic Weekly Sydney and recorded as podcasts for Xt3 and Cradio.

Bernard speaks at parishes, schools and conferences on topics of faith, morality and the Church’s vision of the Human Person. If you would like Bernard to speak at an upcoming event, include his column Foolish Wisdom in your publication, or use one of his articles, click here to contact him.