Ash Wednesday

Today we recognize the beginning of the Lenten season together with the entire Church throughout the world. The Church reminds…

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Septuagesima and the Berger Family Tradition 

At one time it was customary to announce the date of Easter on the feast of Epiphany.  “As we have…

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Interested in My People: A Reflection on Monsignor Ligutti’s Life and Legacy

During the Advent season, we often take time to recall personal and Universal traditions. CRL has many traditions and a…

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Prayer in Advent

Advent is a time of watching and waiting. We watch, wait and pray for the coming of the Christ Child…

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Agriculturist Turned Pastoral Scholar Part III

Thomas Berry was a Passionist Brother who received a PhD in European Intellectual History from the Catholic University of America….

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Learning Gratitude from St. Martin de Tours

The Thanksgiving holiday invites us to reflect on the true meaning of giving thanks. St. Martin de Tours, whose feast…

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Agriculturist Turned Pastoral Scholar Part I

While I love listening to stories, I have just never developed the knack for telling them. The stories I told…

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FAQ: Does the Church Care About Animals? Part I

Animal welfare, whether in an agricultural context or domestic, can be a polarizing issue, and we want to treat this…

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Herbicide Controversy: Care for our Common Home Part II

This is Part II of a two part series. Read Part I here.  Our perspective at Catholic Rural Life is…

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