When the House voted on the farm bill May 18, the measure’s merits were only partly considered. But what brought it down to a surprising defeat was not its content, but a vastly different subject: immigration.
Many family farmers in the United States are facing the worst combination of events since the “farm crisis” of the mid-1980s.
More than 900 people visited the Mark and Shelley Czech farm in rural Gilman Aug. 21 for the annual Rural Life Celebration. The event — which included outdoor Mass with Bishop Donald Kettler, lunch, farm tours and live music — was hosted by Sts. Peter and Paul, Gilman; St. Elizabeth, Brennyville, and St. Joseph, Morrill. […]
The following commentary first appeared in the January/February issue of The Harvest, monthly magazine of the Diocese of Great Falls-Billings, Montana. It was written by Bishop Paul Etienne of Cheyenne, Wyoming, president of Catholic Rural Life. One of the greatest privileges of being a bishop in a rural diocese has been my ability to witness […]