The CRL Magazine

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…

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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…

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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,…

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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….

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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…

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Life-Giving Water: Sustaining Creation and Communities (Spring 2013)

Water is a gift from our Creator and vital for life on earth. In this issue of Catholic Rural Life,…

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Life & Dignity: Living Our Faith in Rural Communities (Winter 2013)

In this issue of Catholic Rural Life, we feature articles about the links between faith and the dignity of life, both…

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A Balancing Act: Joys and Challenges of Rural Ministry (Summer 2012)

In this issue of Catholic Rural Life, CRL (then NCRLC) highlights examples of how priests, women religious, and laypersons are following…

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Food and Faith: Why Eating is a Moral Act (Spring 2012)

“Eating is a moral act.” We say this simply because food sustains life. But the world of agriculture is extremely…

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Right Relationships to the Land and the People (Winter 2012)

In this issue of Catholic Rural Life, we explore how our faithful relationship to God extends to right relationships with…

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Catholic Stewardship of the Land: A Growing Renewal (Fall 2011)

As stewards of the gift of creation, we are called to “till and keep,” to be co-operators with God in…

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Renewable Energy: Potential of the Land (Spring 2011)

What does farm-based energy mean for rural communities? This issue of Catholic Rural Life examines this question, but goes further…

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