A Very Extraordinary Day

As I sit trying to come up with the right words for this column I have written and deleted and…

June 19, 2019

The Meaning of “Farm to Table” with Ron

[Editor’s Note: An excerpt of the following appears in CRL’s Spring 2019 Magazine, Our Farms to Our Tables. CRL interviewed…

June 4, 2019

The Meaning of “Farm to Table” with Tom

[Editor’s Note: An excerpt of the following appears in CRL’s Spring 2019 Magazine, Our Farms to Our Tables. CRL interviewed…

June 4, 2019

Easter Sweet Bread

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

April 17, 2019

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 16, 2019

Our Yard Farm

I fancy myself a country boy – from a small Arizona town where I grew up surrounded by (very small…

April 3, 2019

Support for Disaster Flood Assistance

Record floods last month in Iowa, Nebraska, and Missouri have caused severe damage to croplands, ranches, and communities. There are…

April 3, 2019

“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…

March 19, 2019

A Spiritual Winter as a Season of Grace

The winter in South Dakota has gone on long enough. People say, “I am so sick of winter. I can’t…

March 6, 2019

The New Farm Bill

On December 20, 2018, President Trump signed into law the 2018 Agriculture Improvement Act, commonly referred to as the farm…

February 19, 2019