Together We Can Make A Difference (Part 2)

[Editor’s Note: This is Part 2 of a two part blog story. Read Part 1 here.] After meeting with countless…

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Prayers for All Saints and All Souls

The following prayers are from the Rural Life Prayer Book. For more prayers for more Fall prayers, see our seasonal…

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Together We Can Make A Difference (Part 1)

[Editor’s Note: This is Part 1 of a two part blog story.] “I’m part of the fifth generation in my…

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A Prayer After the Storm

Deacon Dan Freeman of the Diocese of Davenport, Iowa wrote this prayer in response to the devastating storm that affected…

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Confessions of a Rural Music Director

The first time I heard the choir sing at Our Lady of the Valley, I thought I was hearing angels,…

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On Old Lakes and New Eyes

Growing up, we had a word for people who drove up from the Twin Cities to summer in cabins on…

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Understanding Farm Stress

As I was reflecting on how the world has changed in the last few months, and the new stresses we…

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Stewardship: A Way of Life

[Editor’s Note: This post originally appeared on Dr. Cuddeback’s blog “LifeCraft”.] “To husband is to use with care, to keep,…

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Letter to Senate Committee on Appropriations

Catholic Rural Life joins the USCCB, Catholic Relief Services, and Catholic Charities USA in a letter to Senate Committee on…

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What is a Novena?

Novena comes from the Latin word “novem”, meaning nine. A novena is a nine-day period of prayer, private or public,…

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