March 2016

National Catholic RegisterCatholic Farm-to-Table Advocate Champions Farming

December 2015

The Drew Mariani ShowCRL executive director Jim Ennis takes calls from listeners to the Drew Mariani Show about climate change. 

November 2015

National Catholic Reporter – What’s happening after coal? – The transition from fossil fuels must be centered on the human person, says CRL president Bishop Paul D. Etienne.

Catholic EcologyUS bishops affirm climate stance – CRL executive director Jim Ennis relays the message that many American farmers are supportive of Laudato Si‘s call for sustainable agriculture.

October 2015

The Register (Salina, Kan.) – Catholic Rural Life head calls for action on Laudato Si’

September 2015

Minnesota Public RadioCatholic leaders: Reactions to pope’s climate change message mixed

Catholic News Service – Catholic policy advocates crossing fingers in advance of papal visit

August 2015

The Catholic Visitor (St. Cloud, Minn.) – Program gives seminarians a taste of farm life, ministry joys and challenges

The Catholic Spirit Seminarians gain pastoral vision at Belle Plaine farm

Cody Enterprise – ‘Nourishment for life’ found in ‘toil, labor’ , by Janice Downey

National Hog FarmerCoalition opposes both Senate COOL options

July 2015

The Catholic Free Press – Helping environment, poverty requires change of heart, cardinal says 

National Catholic Register – Laudato Si and Agricultural Stewardshipby Jonathan Liedl

The BayNet – Local farmer travels to Tanzania

National Catholic Reporter – Vatican-sponsored conferences further unpack ‘Laudato Si” from frames of farming, climate, by Brian Roewe

June 2015

The Hagstrom Report – NFU: Pope’s message has “big implications

National Catholic Reporter – World weighs in on Laudato Si, by Brian Roewe

The Catholic Spirit (St. Paul/Minneapolis) – Encyclical a hoped catalyst for conversation, change, by Maria Wiering

National Catholic Register – Engaging the Encyclical: A Climatologist, a Policy Wonk and an Archbishop Walk into a Seminary, by Jonathan Liedl

Bluff Country Newspaper Group – Graduation means rural brain drain, but future holds promise for brain gain, by David Phillips

May 2015

Relevant Radio – “Conversation on Dying Bees and Catholic Social Teaching” (begins at 30 minute mark), The Drew Mariani Show

April 2015

Catholic News Service – Awaiting ecology encylical, Catholic groups prepare for pope’s message, by Dennis Sadowski

Catholic News Agency – Why no Catholic is exempt from caring about Creation, by Addie Mena

The Catholic Messenger (Diocese of Davenport)Stewardship of creation calls for changing our mind-set, by Barb Arland-Fye


March 2015

National Catholic Reporter – U.S. farmers, Francis talk at Vatican, by Brian Roewe

National Catholic Reporter – Seminarians head out to the fields: Program aims to nurture green seeds in the crop of future priests and pastors, by Sharon Abercrombie


February 2015 

The Register (Diocese of Salina, Kan.)- Farming, faith  bound together, says national director, by Doug Weller


January 2015

National Catholic Reporter – Former Catholic Rural Life director Holy Cross Br. David Andrew dies



The Hagstrom Report – Johnson to Catholics: Ag can come together around soil

National Catholic Register – Faith, Farming and Ecology– How Should They Co-Exist?by Barb Ernster

Catholic World Report – Special Report: Catholic Rural Life, by William L. Patenaude

Catholic News Agency – Don’t ignore rural Catholics in America, exhorts advocate, by Matt Hadro

National Catholic Register – U.S. Farmers and Business Leaders Share Expertise and Insight in East Africa, by Jonathan Liedl