Bernard Evans

Bernard Evans  

Associate Dean for Faculty

Virgil Michel Ecumenical Chair in Rural Social Ministries

Associate Professor in Theology, 1981-


B.A., Saint John’s University, 1965; M.A., 1971; Ph.D., The Catholic University of America, 1986


Recent courses taught:

  • Christian Social Ethics (Spring 2014)
  • Rural Social Issues (Fall 2013)
  • Food and Faith, Hunger and Hope (Summer 2013)
  • Environment in Christian Theology (Spring 2010)


Vote Catholic: Beyond the Political Din

Vote Catholic: Beyond the Political Din

(Collegeville: Liturgical Press, 2008).

Lazarus at the Table: Catholics and Social Justice

(Collegeville: Liturgical Press, 2007).

Recent publications:

Vote Catholic:  Beyond the Political Din
(Collegeville:  Liturgical Press, 2008)

Lazarus at the Table:  Catholics and Social Justice
(Collegeville:  Liturgical Press, 2007)

"Review of Caritas in Veritate,"
(Pastoral Liturgy, January - February, 2010) 

"Virgil Michel and Catholic Social Movements," Saint John's at 150
(Collegeville:  Liturgical Press, 2005)

Professional activities:

Columnist for the St. Cloud Visitor

Member of the Board of Directors, Joint Religious Legislative Coalition (1995-2010)

Executive Committee, Northland Ministry Partnership (Minnesota Consortium of Theological Schools) (1992-2010) 

Social Concerns Board, Minnesota Catholic Conference (1990-2010) 

Board of Directors, Central Minnesota Emergency Services Chaplaincy (2005-2008)

Various public speeches and lectures on Catholic social teaching