Date of Award


Document Type

Research Paper

Superseded Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education (Professional Development in Youth Ministry)

Colleges & School

Cardinal Stritch College

Degree Granted By

Cardinal Stritch College

First Advisor

Dan DiDomizio

Library of Congress Subject Heading

Cultural awareness; Religious education; Rural conditions--Religion; Rural churches


The leaders of the Catholic Church need to understand their people and the lives they live. This is a basic component in being able to minister to peoples' needs. The main purpose of this study was to explore the rural culture, the farm crisis and the rural Catholic Church experience in order to discover what are some steps the Catholic Church can take, from the local level to the international level, in order to truly walk with the people who live in rural areas.


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