A Mid-Winter’s Reflection

[Editor’s Note: On January 24, 2019 the Wethersfield Institute is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the death of its benefactor,…

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The Signed 2018 Farm Bill

President Trump signed the 2018 Farm Bill last month. Like many bills that go through conference committees, there were several…

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The Winners of the Archbishop Edwin V. O’Hara Award

We are happy to congratulate the Religious Sisters of Mercy in Jackson, Minnesota as the 2018 recipients of Catholic Rural…

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It Isn’t Christmas Without Love

My Dad and his sisters began their lives on a very prosperous dairy farm in central Wisconsin. When Dad would…

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Rural Culture and the Church – Interview

The following is an excerpt from an interview by Matthew Maloney from Know the Faith podcast and Max Becher, a CRL…

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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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Expired Farm Bill – Impacts and Advocacy

On October 1, 2018 the current 2014 Farm Bill expired after passing the September 30, 2018 deadline with no new…

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Everyone Can Participate in Stewardship

[Editors Note: The following excerpt has been adapted from the Fall 2011 edition of the “Catholic Rural Life” magazine.] Not everyone…

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Part II: Agricultural Life of Carmelite Nuns

[Editor’s note: This is Part II of a two-part story on the Carmelite Nuns project in rural Fairfield, PA. Read…

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Farm Bill Update: Key Talking Points

The Agriculture Committee Chairmen Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) and Rep. K. Michael Conaway (R-Texas) and Ranking Members Sen. Debbie Stabenow…

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