The Call for Agricultural Leadership (Summer 2016)

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

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,…

Sowing Seeds: Celebrating 90 Years of Rural Ministry (Spring 2014)

This issue of the Catholic Rural Life magazine features a “Q&A” with Timothy Cardinal Dolan, the Archbishop of New York….

Lay Leadership: The New Evangelization in Rural America (Summer 2013)

This issue of Catholic Rural Life explores the many dimensions of developing lay leaders. There is a need in the…