Why Rural Matters: Celebrating the Importance of Rural America (Winter 2017)

The Winter 2017 issue of the CRL magazine tackles the question: Why does rural matter? In this issue, we highlight…

Sowing Seeds: Renewing Catholic Faith in Rural America (Fall 2016)

Sowing seeds for over 90 years, this magazine issues explores CRL’s history, future vision, current campaign, and the importance of…

The Call for Agricultural Leadership: Merging Faith with Agriculture and the Environment (Summer 2016)

The Summer 2016 issue of Catholic Rural Life introduces the richness of our forthcoming document, “The Vocation of the Agricultural…

Year of Mercy: Faith in Action in the Countryside (Spring 2016)

Pope Francis declared 2016 a Jubilee Year of Mercy, a time when the faithful are called to not just reflect…

Rural at Heart: Celebrating the City-Country Connection (Winter 2016)

Catholic Rural Life has sought to strengthen the bonds between urban and rural communities since our founding more than 90…

Rural Women: The Feminine Genius in the Countryside (Fall 2015)

Women are invaluable to the well-being of rural America. In this issue, we celebrate our rural women, and unpack how…

Laudato Si and the Countryside: Caring for Our Common Rural Home (Summer 2015)

Pope Francis’s  eco-encyclical, Laudato Si, has something to say to everyone. But in a particular way, it has implications for those who live…

The Next Generation: Passing on Our Faith and Farms (Spring 2015)

Family farms and fervent faith have long defined the American countryside. But how do we pass these treasured gifts on…

The Agricultural Vocation: Highlights from the Faith, Food & the Environment Symposium (Winter 2015)

This issue explores the idea of agriculture as a way of life, and not just a way to make a…

Faith and Ecology: Why We Care for Creation (Summer 2014)

Many may know that the Catholic Church has a lot to say on the environment and the stewardship of creation,…