Prayer in Advent

Advent is a time of watching and waiting. We watch, wait and pray for the coming of the Christ Child…

December 6, 2017

Agriculturist Turned Pastoral Scholar Part III

Thomas Berry was a Passionist Brother who received a PhD in European Intellectual History from the Catholic University of America….

November 22, 2017

Learning Gratitude from St. Martin de Tours

The Thanksgiving holiday invites us to reflect on the true meaning of giving thanks. St. Martin de Tours, whose feast…

November 8, 2017

Farming Opportunities for Veterans

Veterans Day, observed annually on November 11, honors all the military men and women who have served our country. There are…

November 8, 2017

Living Life In Christ

Rural parishes have seen an urgent need for lay leadership. They need men and women capable and willing to facilitate…

November 1, 2017

Agriculturist Turned Pastoral Scholar Part II

Growing up on a farm, I had the honor and privilege to observe and work with God’s creation. As in…

October 25, 2017

Principles for a Fairer Farm Bill

Catholic Rural Life is collaborating with a broad-based coalition of 210 farm, rural, worker and consumer advocacy organizations to address…

October 18, 2017

Agriculturist Turned Pastoral Scholar Part I

While I love listening to stories, I have just never developed the knack for telling them. The stories I told…

October 11, 2017

Celebrating Rural Life Across the Country

During the same week in September, Catholic Rural Life took part in two different Rural Life Celebrations. I attended a…

October 4, 2017

Dignity of Farmworkers: Response to Washington Post

In our recent blog postings, FAQ: Does the Church Care About Animals?, we began with the Church’s perspective on the care…

September 27, 2017