The CRL Magazine

Celebrating 100 Years

In this issue, Catholic Rural Life (CRL) takes a journey through the past 100 years of our organization since its…

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Though the Lens of Faith

In this issue, CRL also takes the time to look at various areas of rural life with new eyes. There…

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Food Security and the Farm Bill

In this issue, CRL takes a look at the Farm Bill through a Catholic lens. Why should Catholics care about…

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Thriving in Rural Life Helping Ministry Flourish

In this issue we explore all the ways rural life is thriving. In particular, you will read about programs CRL…

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The Vocation of the Agricultural Leader Food, Faith, and the Environment

In this issue we look at agricultural work as a vocation. While outside of the traditional view of vocation as…

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Rural Entrepreneurs: Businesses Supporting Rural Faith Communities (Spring 2022)

In this issue we explore various Catholic businesses in rural America and discover how vital they are to their surrounding…

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Rural Spirituality: A Pilgrimage of Faith (Winter 2022)

In this issue, we focus on the gift of pilgrimage to our faith. We explore the reasons for making a…

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Forward to the Land: Rural Life Movement Among the Young (Fall 2021)

Fall is my favorite time of year. I love the cooler weather, the beautiful colors of the leaves, hot and…

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Rural Religious: Gift to the Universal Church (Summer 2021)

By now the summer is drawing to a close and the harvest is once again at hand. Hopefully the drought…

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Eating is a Moral Act: Intentional Growing, Intentional Buying (Winter 2021)

In this issue we learn about what ethical eating does (and does not!) entail. We hear from professors who pose…

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Seeds of Faith in the Midst of Challenges: COVID, Riots, Fires & Storms (Fall 2020)

This year has turned out very differently from what we expected when the “ball dropped” last January. We have endured…

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Hope in the Resurrection: Stories of Faith, Community, and Mercy (Spring 2020)

In these uncertain times of pandemic and social distancing we face isolation and physical, emotional and economic strife. What is…

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