Together We Can Make A Difference (Part 2)

[Editor’s Note: This is Part 2 of a two part blog story. Read Part 1 here.] After meeting with countless…

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A Prayer After the Storm

Deacon Dan Freeman of the Diocese of Davenport, Iowa wrote this prayer in response to the devastating storm that affected…

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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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Stewardship: A Way of Life

[Editor’s Note: This post originally appeared on Dr. Cuddeback’s blog “LifeCraft”.] “To husband is to use with care, to keep,…

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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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What is a Novena?

Novena comes from the Latin word “novem”, meaning nine. A novena is a nine-day period of prayer, private or public,…

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Easter Sweet Bread

“One evening, Monsignor Hellriegel was describing the finding of the “Alleluia” egg in his family. The story was becoming more…

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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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Lenten Recipe – Hot Cross Buns

[The following recipe is from the “Cooking for Christ” cookbook. You can purchase a copy of the cookbook here.] A…

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Slovak Rožcky for the Feasts of St. Cyril & St. Methodius

These cookies are perfect for celebrating the Feasts of St. Cyril and St. Methodius on February 14, brothers and missionaries…

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