The Desert Reminds Us of the Importance of Rural Life

This week we, the CRL staff, are at a retreat center in Tucson, Arizona for our second Thriving in Rural…

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The Value of Community: Learning for the Greater Good

[Editor’s Note: The following article is from the Catholic Rural Life Magazine, Fall 2019 issue. To read the full pdf…

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An Ecological Conversion in Our Own Backyards

Saint John Paul II has stated that we, as a people, are in need of an “ecological conversion.” During his…

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Dream of Wild Health Farm Visit

On August 16, I visited the Dream of Wild Health Farm in Hugo, MN with the CSJ Native American Awareness…

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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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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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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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Farm Bill Update

The Senate passed the Agriculture Improvement Act (2018 Farm Bill) on a strong bipartisan vote, 86-11, prior to the Fourth…

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Agricultural Policy Update

The month of June promises to be an interesting one on a number of policy fronts. Here is a quick…

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Musings on Migration

  Six months ago, my husband and I and our children moved from Southwest Florida to Minnesota. It was the…

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