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Thank you sponsors for your valuable support of our mission and work. Your contributions enrich the life and faith of rural America. Here is a sample of the letters of support we receive from dioceses and religious communities across the country – rural and urban – who invest in our work.
"The National Catholic Rural Life Conference has been a great instrument over the years to bishops and dioceses with regard to the promotion of rural concerns. The Conference has the interest and needs of the family farmers and the connection of faith to the cultivation of the land, the care of animals and the promotion of the gift of life in all of its forms. The Diocese of Green Bay has for years been involved with this important Conference and regularly benefits by the fruits of their research and the very large network which the Conference has developed over the many years of its existence.
A former priest of the Diocese of Green Bay who is now the Bishop of Venice, Florida Bishop Frank Dewane, is the Chairman of the Conference and is doing a very good job.
May God continue to bless the wonderful work of the NCRLC."
Most Reverend David L. Ricken, DD, JCL - Bishop of Green Bay
“We appreciate the work that you are doing-especially in your education and advocacy efforts in rural America. Our religious congregation shares the values which motivate your mission. We know how great the needs are, and we offer our gratitude for your work in this tangible way. Be assured also of our prayers on your behalf. We wish you God’s blessings as you continue your good efforts.”
Sr. Mary Martens – Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Dubuque, IA (February 2013)
"The Archbishop understands the tremendous work that NCRLC does for the Church in the United States. The issues of Faith, Food, and Farming which the NCRLC addresses, certainly affect all of us. Even here in the State of California, which is a large agricultural state, we understand these issues - even those of us who live in a very large urban metropolitan area."
Rev. Msgr. Royale Vaadakin P.A., Vicar General/Moderator of the Curia - Archdiocese of Los Angeles (Jan. 27, 2012)
"We are truly blessed to assist you in the development of new educational and outreach programs in 2012, to bring the New Evangelization to rural communities."
Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, Ph.D., D.D. - Bishop of Brooklyn, NY (Feb. 7, 2012)
"The Diocese of Syracuse is delighted to contribute to your many accomplishments and your desire for expansion. There is truly a great need to spread the word of the Lord to the good people in our rural communities."
Most Reverend Robert J. Cunningham, Bishop of Syracuse, NY
"We are happy to be able to send with this letter a check...for the support of your work promoting an integral vision of the rural way of life, uniting appreciation for the environment, for justice and hard work, and for the spiritual and human values that are especially nurtured in rural life. We regard it as a privilege to assist you in your work and ministry."
Abbot John Klassen, O.S.B., of Saint John's Abbey, Collegeville, MN