A Prayer After the Storm

Deacon Dan Freeman of the Diocese of Davenport, Iowa wrote this prayer in response to the devastating storm that affected…

August 19, 2020

Confessions of a Rural Music Director

The first time I heard the choir sing at Our Lady of the Valley, I thought I was hearing angels,…

August 19, 2020

Welcome Tim – New CRL Program Manager

Tim Streiff joined the CRL staff in August as the Program Manager, a new role on our team focused on…

August 19, 2020

On Old Lakes and New Eyes

Growing up, we had a word for people who drove up from the Twin Cities to summer in cabins on…

August 5, 2020

Understanding Farm Stress

As I was reflecting on how the world has changed in the last few months, and the new stresses we…

July 15, 2020

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