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Message: Faces behind the by-lines "How can the message be prbclaimed if the messengers?are not sent out?" is tim question St. Paul pokes inhis Letter to the Romans. (Romans 10:14) - ." " On this page are the names and fac of our "messengers." These are the writers and columtflsts who work to send out the Message. The office of the Message is located at the Catholic Center in Evansville. Facilities for our five staff members include an office, a production area and a darkroom. Using satellite and computer technology, Catholic News Ser- 4:1 Father Donald Dilger breaks open the Gospel. With the confi- dence of a dedicated Scripture scholar and the wry humor of a keen observer of human nature, Father Dilger examines the themes of each Sunday's Gospel reading. He walks around in early Christian times andbrings back insights and deeper understand- ing for us Christians today. Phil Beget works at high speed as production manager of the Message. A typical day willfind him with a hone in one hand and a mouse in the other, designing ads, laying out a brochure, or adding fin- ishing touches to another page of the Message. Phil, his wife, their chil. dren and foster children, live in Lynnville. vice material is "captured" and stored. Selected material Charlie Martin's column and the Washington Letter or ican Letter -- is used iach week. Bishop Gettelfinger composes his column at home or1 his office and brings it in on a computer diskette. sends in his column by means of a computer modem. Dilger brings in his columns personally. Though the means of communication may vary, there single purpose: to serve our readers with news about the faith we all share. Bishop Gerald A, Gettelfinger, publisher of the Message, con- stantly seeks to improve diocesan communications. He approved the innovative plan to mail the Mes- sage to every diocesan household once a month. In the Bishop's Forum, he offers an insight, shares a thought or a personal reflection, or puts flesh on the bare bones of a news announcement. THE M A G Amv Housman is the newest mem- ber of the staff. She brought her skills and artistic talents to the Mes- sage in mid-January. As secretary in the Communications Office, she handles the phone, the flles, a cam= pu tr kaylaoarid,.Bulletin ,Board the, diocesan directo, and the con- stantly changing mailing list. She lives in Evansville. Paul R. Leingang is editor, di- rector of comunications, hus- band and proud father of two sons..His background includes seminary training and broadcast news  helpful in a position where church ministry and mod- ern media come together. Paul and his wife are active in the Christian Family Movement. They live in Evansville. !i!; ti):i Charlie Martin writes a column distributed by Catholic Service, but we claim him as one our own. Each week Charlie the words era song on the current charts fi'om a Christian Charlie's "On the Re written in Rockport. ' Father Joseph Ziliak believeS lX "Magic of Words." He has newspaper magic as editor, publisher and columnist since beginning of the Message: One, Number One, October 2, Father Ziliak is pastor Church, Newburgh, and dean Newburgh Deanery. Mary Ann Hughes may work part time but you'd never know it from the volume of ma- terial she handles in School Notebook and Around the Diocese. An excellent feature writer, she brings great sensitivity to stories about people in the diocese. Mary Ann wife, mother and journalist  is staff writer at the Message. She and her family live in Evansville, You can tell by the smile on Paul New- land's face that he finds his sales job to be delightful. On the road or on the phone, Paul exhibits a genuine concern for Mes- sage advertisers. Paul enjoys his member- ship in the Knights of Columbus. Paul and his wife have one son at home, They live in Washington. Reader finds people of the diocese acknowledged in Each diocese is a portion'of diocese. Schnlman about Hannukal Meinrad's was also good, as I Church is everyone, the People of God. The Message belongs to its readers  the people of the Diocese of Evansville. Following is a letter to the editol; which reflects that cen- tral purpose of our publica- tion: we  all of us  are the We couldn't ask for a high er complim ent. To the editor: The December 11, 1992, issue of the Message was an especially good one. I really enjoyed the articles by Edith (Chanukah), Bea Kerby about the Superman comic book, Cleo Zirkelbach about the Christian Life center in the old Monastery of Saint Clare, and Father Loehrlein's para- ble, The Gold Manager. The article about CACD at Saint It's easy to subscribe to the Message Cut outthis form. (Your mailing label should be on the back:) Send it with your payment of $12 to the Message. . , - If the mailing label is missing, incoiTect, orfor another person, use the form below. Follow the subscription directions in your parish bulletin, or mail your subscription re- quest to the Message, P.O. Box 4169, Evansville, IN 47724-0169. Name Address City/State/ZIP Parish think many people still see seminarians as cut off from the problems of the so-called "real world:" Your series on the catechists and other reli- gious educators has been ex- cellent and I think all of the individuals you have featured deserve recognition for their contribution to the Catholic "formation" of the youth of the Evansville diocese. I al- ways enjoy the Bulletin Board, School Notebook, and Around the Diocese. You might not realize how many other Catholic papers envy the Message for having such faithful "stringers" in the schools and parishes sending in these news items for publi- cation. I doubt that there is any Catholic paper that in- cludes as much "local news notes" and individual recog- nitions as does the Message. I think it is a good way of tying the diocese toga(her and Bishop I think this t good year for the The paper gets better a ter. Your editorials informative, personal. I am gb Bishop as I think the is a most approprl for a bishop to ministry as "Teacher. already expressed mY sure in reading ger's Scripture after week and am Father Ziliak's regular basis. I'm already planning tures for 1993 san Synod being probiibilitv of namirt cathedral and sever tional churches. A 19(,}2 has be(;ll a got the Message and 1993 to be even better