Stewardship: A Way of Life

[Editor’s Note: This post originally appeared on Dr. Cuddeback’s blog “LifeCraft”.] “To husband is to use with care, to keep,…

June 17, 2020

Letter to Senate Committee on Appropriations

Catholic Rural Life joins the USCCB, Catholic Relief Services, and Catholic Charities USA in a letter to Senate Committee on…

June 16, 2020

What is a Novena?

Novena comes from the Latin word “novem”, meaning nine. A novena is a nine-day period of prayer, private or public,…

May 5, 2020

CARES Act Tax Incentive

Many have heard of the CARES (Corona Aid, Relief and Economic Security) Act, a stimulus program passed in light of…

May 5, 2020

Easter Sweet Bread

“One evening, Monsignor Hellriegel was describing the finding of the “Alleluia” egg in his family. The story was becoming more…

April 13, 2020

A Prayer for Easter

The following prayer is from the CRL Rural Life Prayer Book, originally published in 1956. You can purchase a copy…

April 12, 2020

“The New Evangelization and Celebration of Rogation and Ember Days”

In November 2018, Catholic Rural Life (CRL) celebrated its 95th anniversary. CRL, originally called the National Catholic Rural Life Conference…

April 1, 2020

A Prayer for Our Nation and the World

Last week I was traveling in California meeting with several CRL members throughout the San Joaquin Valley. I also visited…

March 18, 2020

Faithfulness in the Midst of Great Trials

One of my Lenten practices is to dedicate time to read stories of women and men of great faith from…

March 4, 2020

The Desert Reminds Us of the Importance of Rural Life

This week we, the CRL staff, are at a retreat center in Tucson, Arizona for our second Thriving in Rural…

February 19, 2020