CRL featured in The Catholic Spirit

By Catholic Rural Life on June 6, 2014

CRL featured in The Catholic Spirit

Article asks “When is the last time you thanked a farmer?”

The newspaper of the Archdiocese of St. Paul-Minneapolis is drawing attention to challenges facing farmers and the role CRL is playing in addressing the agricultural community’s needs. The article, entitled “When is the last time you thanked a farmer?”, also features the role CRL is playing in addressing the needs of the agricultural community. Here’s what they had to say about us:

There are many good resources for learning about agriculture and enviornmental stewardship the other 364 days of the year, including Catholic Rural Life, a natonal organization founded 91 years ago to serve the rural Church.

CRL is grounded in Catholic social teaching, and one of its mantras is that “eating is a moral act”—meaning that food should be produced in wats that are good for the earth, good for consumers, and good for farmers and other agricultural workers

To support food systems that are sustainable, fair and just, CRL recommends getting to know local famrers by visiting farmers’ markets, buying fair-trade products or purchasing a share in a community-supported agriculture venture.

To read the rest of The Catholic Spirit’s aritcle, click here.


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