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

Yes to the Honey, but I’ll Pass on the Locusts

In our yard there’s a huge fig tree. About eight years ago, one of the Labs chewed the branches down…

July 5, 2017

Has Rural America Become the New “Inner City”?

An analysis by reporters of the Wall Street Journal shows that since the 1990s, “sparsely populated counties have replaced large…

June 27, 2017

CRL’s Frequently Asked Questions

Why Does the Church Get Involved in Agricultural Issues? Sometimes, when CRL weighs in on a farm matter or when…

June 20, 2017

10 Reasons to Nominate Someone in Your Community for a Recognition Award

Did you know that CRL has two recognition awards that it presents to outstanding rural community members? We love our…

May 23, 2017

Manna From Heaven, Food From the Ground: A Reflection on My Desert Garden

Though I became a convert to Catholicism as an adult, I enjoyed the blessing of parents who raised me in…

April 25, 2017

Easter Cake Recipe

Holy Week is upon us. It is a time to reflect on what happened to us during Lent: How have…

April 12, 2017

Renewal of Earth and Life: Easter Reflection

Our forty days of walking in the desert of Lent are at an end. During Holy Week, we arrive at…

April 12, 2017

Most Reverend John Jeremiah McRaith, 1934-2017

Former CRL Director & Bishop of Owensboro, KY Passes Away Most Rev. John J. McRaith, Bishop of the Diocese of…

March 24, 2017