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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

[email protected]


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