Rural Outreach and Ministry - Catholic Rural Life

Rural Outreach and Ministry

Ministry and Advocacy for Rural Communities

Pastoral Support

The historical mission of CRL, working in tandem Bishop Ricken rurallife2with the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, is to develop a network of diocesan rural life advocates, along with the active participation of grassroots rural people. Our role is to be a catalyst and convener for social justice in agriculture, environmental and rural issues.

We believe in the graciousness and generosity of the rural way of life. Rural people hold a unique tradition in their devotion to the Scriptures. The Church must respond in kind to the needs and concerns of rural communities.

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