A Very Extraordinary Day

As I sit trying to come up with the right words for this column I have written and deleted and…

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The Meaning of “Farm to Table” with Ron

[Editor’s Note: An excerpt of the following appears in CRL’s Spring 2019 Magazine, Our Farms to Our Tables. CRL interviewed…

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The Meaning of “Farm to Table” with Tom

[Editor’s Note: An excerpt of the following appears in CRL’s Spring 2019 Magazine, Our Farms to Our Tables. CRL interviewed…

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A Prayer for Easter

The following prayer is from the CRL Rural Life Prayer Book, originally published in 1956. You can purchase a copy…

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Our Yard Farm

I fancy myself a country boy – from a small Arizona town where I grew up surrounded by (very small…

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“The New Evangelization and Celebration of Rogation and Ember Days”

In November 2018, Catholic Rural Life (CRL) celebrated its 95th anniversary. CRL, originally called the National Catholic Rural Life Conference…

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A Spiritual Winter as a Season of Grace

The winter in South Dakota has gone on long enough. People say, “I am so sick of winter. I can’t…

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The New Farm Bill

On December 20, 2018, President Trump signed into law the 2018 Agriculture Improvement Act, commonly referred to as the farm…

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Relationship Between Faith and Food

[Editors Note: The following article was originally published by Iowa State Daily and shared with their permission. It can also…

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A Farmer’s Nature

Life on a rural farm is a natural place to experience and nurture a vibrant Catholic culture. This culture begins…

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