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

A variation of Lenten bread, famous in song and story, is the hot cross bun. You can still find them…

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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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The Meaning of Advent (Part 1)

[Editor’s Note: This is Part 1 of a two part blog story. Read Part 2 here.] The seasons of our…

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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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Street Corner Catholic

[Editor’s Note: This is part 1 of a two part blog series. To read part 2, click here.] I am…

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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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