A Prayer for Our Nation and the World

Last week I was traveling in California meeting with several CRL members throughout the San Joaquin Valley. I also visited…

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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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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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Our Letter in Response to the Church Crisis

Editors Note: The following letter was originally published in the CRL eNewsletter on September 5, 2018. Dear Friends, The past…

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Agricultural Life of Carmelite Nuns

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

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First Local CRL Chapter in Texas!

Welcome to the newest Catholic Rural Life Chapter, CRL Victoria! This new chapter is the first in Texas and officially…

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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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Herbicide Controversy: Care for our Common Home Part II

This is Part II of a two part series. Read Part I here.  Our perspective at Catholic Rural Life is…

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Unpacking the Convocation: Unity Amidst Diversity

The purpose of the USCCB’s Convocation of Catholic Leaders this year, was to reflect on Pope Francis’ challenging letter, Evangelii…

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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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