Tag: Farming

Pursuing less to live more: the grace of enough

Pursuing less to live more: the grace of enough

| Christina Capecchi | October 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

The experience changed the Stewarts. It was messier and more grueling than they’d imagined, but it was also glorious.

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Scientists, farmers, theologians reflect on agriculture as ‘noble vocation’

Scientists, farmers, theologians reflect on agriculture as ‘noble vocation’

| March 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

“The Church has a voice in these conversations because you’re dealing with human beings: their response to God, their care for creation [as] God’s gift,” said James Ennis, Catholic Rural Life executive director.

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School choice legislation fails to pass, but MCC sees ‘marriage-friendly’ welfare win at session’s end

School choice legislation fails to pass, but MCC sees ‘marriage-friendly’ welfare win at session’s end

| May 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

The final omnibus bills demonstrated concessions from both major parties, but they were “geared to reach certain electoral constituencies or serving special interests,” Adkins said, pointing the finger at both sides of the aisle.

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Encouraging new growth in family farming

Encouraging new growth in family farming

| Shawn Peterson | March 22, 2017 | 1 Comment

The decline of small, family farms and rural communities isn’t just a problem for small-town residents or American Gothic enthusiasts. It carries with it consequences for all Minnesotans that we should address.

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Tending to each other and our common home

Tending to each other and our common home

| Christina Capecchi | March 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

The old farmers used to say you should leave a field better than you found it. Sometimes that called for heavy lifting. Other times it just meant picking up a rock as you crossed and placing it at the field’s edge.

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Global document with local ties extols farming vocation

Global document with local ties extols farming vocation

| December 16, 2016 | 1 Comment

The document “is really retrieving the idea of vocation for all those involved in agriculture,” said Jim Ennis, executive director of St. Paul-based Catholic Rural Life. “There’s a special, unique role that farmers, ranchers and all those involved in agricultural production and bringing food to our tables play in how important it is, and the Church affirms it.”

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Annual Rural Life Sunday Mass celebrates farming, creation, community

Annual Rural Life Sunday Mass celebrates farming, creation, community

| Clare Kolars | June 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

Kay Keller hopes one takeaway will be a realization that Catholics, both rural and urban, should care about each other as a family. “It’s a way to help city folks remember rural life still exists and to give them an opportunity to come and see a farm,” she said. “Mass is a bonus.”

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Seminarians gain pastoral vision at Belle Plaine farm

Seminarians gain pastoral vision at Belle Plaine farm

| August 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

The seminarians’ visit to the Glisczinski farm was one stop of a weeklong practicum on the Church and rural life led by the St. Paul Seminary School of Divinity and Catholic Rural Life.

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Falling in love with each other — and farming

Falling in love with each other — and farming

| June 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

Elaine and Vernon Rosckes’ deep faith and postcard perfect homestead are reasons why members of Immaculate Conception nominated them to be hosts of this year’s annual Rural Life Sunday, which will take place June 22.

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Couple wants to share blessings of farm life

Couple wants to share blessings of farm life

| June 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

Rural Life Sunday

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