Catholic Rural Life


web resource
Accessed April 19, 2017.

This Roman Catholic resource focuses on helping rural and small town congregations in three prime areas: rural outreach and ministry, stewardship of creation, and agriculture and food. The resources on the website are designed to help pastors and congregations serve the rural church, rural people and their communities. A blog, for example, covers topics such as “Celebrating Earth Day” and local and global “food security.” Other freely available articles discuss eating as “a moral act,” offer book reviews, and address issues related to migrant workers. Free, downloadable publications include online versions of “Rural Life Prayerbook” and a study titled “Food Security and Economic Justice.” In exchange for an e-mail address, readers can receive a weekly eBulletin that highlights items of interest for rural congregations. Although this resource’s perspective is Roman Catholic, other Christian traditions can gain insight and ministry ideas from the many articles available.

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