The Beauty of Rural Life

On June 24, the Diocese of Fargo will hold its first annual Rural Life Celebration on the Schmitz farm near…

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Celebrating the Feast of St. Isidore

On May 15, we celebrated the Feast of St. Isidore the Farmer. In February 1947, St. Isidore was constituted as the…

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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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The Native American 10 Commandments

I am pretty sure that everyone knows of the Ten Commandments. If you have been to a Christian church more…

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The Return of the Rural Family

“The rural family needs to regain its rightful place at the heart of the social order.” Why? I’ve been pondering…

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Agriculturist Turned Pastoral Scholar Part IV

Where is the middle in agriculture that I desire? Is there a place where participants in a dilemma actually listen…

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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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Rest in God: Enjoying and Caring for Creation

In these recent days, I have been taking time for rest and relaxation. For months, people have been encouraging me…

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