CSAN is particularly keen to hear about local Catholic social and economic initiatives involving food, that may be effective in offering adequate food, local production and community ownership – please send an email to

Vocation of the Agricultural Leader – Catholic Rural Life (USA, with international collaboration) – This reflection applies Catholic social thought to contemporary farming and food systems.  It shows how careful formation of agricultural and food system leaders is vital if, in their business practices, they are to serve the common good, promote the dignity of farm workers, and care for the earth.


Picture – The hospitality of Abraham. Credit: Fr Lawrence Lew (source).