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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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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CARES Act Tax Incentive

Many have heard of the CARES (Corona Aid, Relief and Economic Security) Act, a stimulus program passed in light of…

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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 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 $800 Disk

In the spring of 1993 I was looking for a good field disk and gave Auctioneer Glen of Springfield a…

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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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