The CRL Magazine

The Future of Family Farms: Stories of Family, Faith and Farming (Winter 2019)

In this issue of CRL Magazine, we ask the question, “What is the future of the family farm?” There are…

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Celebrating 95 Years: Community, Membership, Life and Faith (Fall 2018)

In this issue, we celebrate 95 years of CRL’s work and mission. We wanted to get to the heart of…

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Rural Inspirations: Reclaiming Beauty, Culture and Tradition (Summer 2018)

In this issue, we are interested in the beauty of rural life and how that inspires rural artists. We look…

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A Farm Bill for the Future: How the Farm Bill Touches Our Lives (Spring 2018)

In this issue, we are interested in expanding upon the meaning of the Farm Bill–not only in terms of policy,…

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Offering Our First Fruits: The Value of the Gift is in the Heart (Winter 2018)

In this issue of CRL Magazine, we were intrigued by the idea of “tithing”. In the course of investigating the…

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The Sacredness of Water: Preservation, Tradition, Culture and Hope (Fall 2017)

In this issue of CRL Magazine, we look deeply into the problem of “preservation.” In rural communities preservation is an…

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Life in the Rural Parish: Community, Leadership, Formation and Faith (Summer 2017)

In this issue, we tackle the question: what is life really like in a rural parish? We gathered stories from all…

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Eating is a Moral Act: Restoring Right Relationships with Food & Land (Spring 2017)

In this issue of Catholic Rural Life magazine, CRL highlights personal stories and movements around the country seeking to heal…

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

In this issue of the CRL magazine, we tackle the question: why does rural matter? We highlight the struggles, inspirations,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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