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Pope Francis, pictured in St. Peter's Square Oct. 8, 2014.

Pope Francis to agricultural sector: Seek solidarity, not just profit

Those who work in agriculture should consider the relationship between Creator, man, and nature, and strive to operate on a... Read more

Cardinal Angelo Comastri presides over the blessing of farm animals at the Vatican for the feast of St. Anthony the Great, Jan. 17, 2019.

Holy cow: Farm animals receive blessing outside St Peter's Square

Farmers from across Italy brought their animals to the Vatican for a blessing Thursday, turning the street outside St. Peter’s... Read more

Are farming co-ops just a hipster trend? These Catholics beg to differ

Anyone who's familiar with “Portlandia” probably remembers Colin the chicken – a heritage-breed, woodland-raised fowl who was fed a diet... Read more

Are farming co-ops just a hipster trend? These Catholics beg to differ

Anyone who's familiar with “Portlandia” probably remembers Colin the chicken – a heritage-breed, woodland-raised fowl who was fed a diet... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square during the Wednesday general audience Nov. 19, 2014.

Humanity cannot exist without farmers, says Pope

Pope Francis told farmers on Saturday that in a world marked by wastefulness and extreme climate change, they have the... Read more

Bishop Francis Xavier Vira Arpondratana plants rice with hill tribesmen of his local Church.

Thai bishop sows seeds of evangelization in mission diocese

The bishop of Thailand's northernmost diocese, which is largely rural and dominated by hill tribes, has begun himself working in... Read more

St. Mary's Catholic Church in Portsmouth, Iowa.

Late Iowa farmer hid generosity throughout life, priest says

Edwin “Bud” Skalla, who died last November, was a bachelor farmer whose magnanimity was made known only after he passed... Read more

A tractor turns the cover crop into the soil in preparation for planting in the Salinas Valley of Calif. on June 16, 2011.

Farm Bill should help the vulnerable, religious leaders urge

Catholics leaders in the U.S. asked members of Congress to place the needs of the poor at the center of... Read more

A tractor turns the cover crop into the soil in preparation for planting in the Salinas Valley of Calif. on June 16, 2011.

Catholic groups say agriculture laws should aid poor, farmers

Leaders of several prominent Catholic institutions asked members of Congress to provide for the hungry, protect the interests of farmers... Read more