FAQ: Does the Church Care About Animals? Part I

Animal welfare, whether in an agricultural context or domestic, can be a polarizing issue, and we want to treat this…

September 13, 2017

Summer Silo Series: Bringing Music to the Farm

Growing up, being lazy was never an option. I didn’t sleep in (unless I was deathly ill), always made my…

September 6, 2017

What Do Rural People Think?

What do rural people think? This question presses upon the minds of policymakers—or at least should—when it’s time to craft…

August 30, 2017

Herbicide Controversy: Care for our Common Home Part II

This is Part II of a two part series. Read Part I here.  Our perspective at Catholic Rural Life is…

August 16, 2017

Herbicide Controversy: Care for our Common Home? Part I

Catholic Rural Life has followed media reports about the growing controversy surrounding the herbicide dicamba. This weedkiller has been around…

August 16, 2017

Unpacking the Convocation: Unity Amidst Diversity

The purpose of the USCCB’s Convocation of Catholic Leaders this year, was to reflect on Pope Francis’ challenging letter, Evangelii…

August 9, 2017

Rest in God: Enjoying and Caring for Creation

In these recent days, I have been taking time for rest and relaxation. For months, people have been encouraging me…

August 2, 2017

Can I Have A Little Help From My Friends?

A couple of weekends ago, I moved into a new apartment. I had asked my group of friends if they…

July 26, 2017

FAQ: Do Dioceses Still Celebrate Rural Life?

The simple answer is, yes! In fact, several dioceses and many parishes hold rural life celebrations on an annual basis,…

July 19, 2017

Blog Series: Unpacking the Convocation

The purpose of the gathering was to reflect on Pope Francis challenging letter, Evangelii Gaudium (Joy of the Gospel), with…

July 12, 2017