The CRL Magazine

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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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…

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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…

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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…

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