The New Federal Budget: Impacts on American Agriculture
After months of negotiations, the House and Senate have finally reached a two-year budget deal to keep the government running….
Septuagesima and the Berger Family Tradition
At one time it was customary to announce the date of Easter on the feast of Epiphany. “As we have…
Checking Expectations: Part II
Let’s continue our conversation on expectations. Remember Part 1? #SpaghettiSquash vs. #SteakAndStout? We explored what could happen when we change…
Checking Expectations: Part I
Our contentment and creativity is centered around—either perceived or unconscious—expectations. Jeff, my husband, is fine with spaghetti squash for dinner…
Interested in My People: A Reflection on Monsignor Ligutti’s Life and Legacy
During the Advent season, we often take time to recall personal and Universal traditions. CRL has many traditions and a…
Prayer in Advent
Advent is a time of watching and waiting. We watch, wait and pray for the coming of the Christ Child…
Celebrating Rural Life Across the Country
During the same week in September, Catholic Rural Life took part in two different Rural Life Celebrations. I attended a…
Summer Silo Series: Bringing Music to the Farm
Growing up, being lazy was never an option. I didn’t sleep in (unless I was deathly ill), always made my…
FAQ: Do Dioceses Still Celebrate Rural Life?
The simple answer is, yes! In fact, several dioceses and many parishes hold rural life celebrations on an annual basis,…
Has Rural America Become the New “Inner City”?
An analysis by reporters of the Wall Street Journal shows that since the 1990s, “sparsely populated counties have replaced large…