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About Catholic Rural Solutions

This group is for the practical application of Catholic Distributist teachings as promoted by Pope St. Pius X, Belloc, Chesterton, Maurin and others in the 20th century. This group is also a respite for traditional Catholics who adhere to the Tridentine Rite of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and who share a concern for small independent Catholic communities throughout the world. These communities while primarily small holding farmers, craftsmen and tradesman all espouse an integrated life based on Catholic Social Justice and the Sacred Magisterium of the Church. Through this we intend to inject the Distributist economic principles into the greater society. Please fell free to share your experiences in this vein. Flaming, proselytizing and persecution WILL NOT BE TOLERATED.

The A, Bee, C’s of Beekeeping


The A, Bee, C’s of Beekeeping This is my seventeenth year of beekeeping and despite being very thick, time and experience does teach you a thing or two about whatever discipline one may take up. Initially, I started beekeeping to … Continue reading

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Clearing the AIr on Anti-biotics and Homesteaders, Smallholders and Consumers


Clearing the Air on Antibiotics and Homesteaders, Smallholders and Consumers Surprisingly, based on written and verbal responses, most of the readership of Catholic Rural Solutions, brusquely failed to understand fully the ultimate ramifications of my last posting of March 21, … Continue reading

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Danger! …Smallholder… Danger!


  Danger! …Smallholder… Danger! Clearing the Smoke and Mirrors of Illusion from the New FDA Antibiotic Regs. As most of the long-time readers of Catholic Rural Solutions Blog know I’ve long advocated some regulations regarding antibiotics in animal feeds and … Continue reading

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Ya Flea-Bitten Varmint…


Ya Flea-bitten Varmint… I’ve been an advocate of Do-It-Yourself, Back-to-the-Land, smallholding for many, many years… decades even. I’ve gardened since I was knee-high under the sage and experienced advice of my favorite Uncle Henry, that is, Uncle Hen, as he … Continue reading

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The Bronx… An Obscure Root of the Russian Revolution


The Bronx… an Obscure Root of the Russian Revolution Believe it or not…   it is an historical fact that one of the most notorious and ruthless leaders of the infamous Red Army and a mover and shaker of the Russian … Continue reading

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Expired?!?!?!


Expired?!?!?! In our times there is much confusion about almost every aspect of living day to day. Time was when things seemed more stable, for instance, in employment. Back in the day when you joined a company it was usually … Continue reading

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The Legend of Prester John


The Christian Legend of Prester John Of long forgotten contemporary Catholic memory is the Legend of Prester John, an alleged Christian Monarch of the Orient. The word prester is said to be a corruption of the word presbyter, meaning alternately … Continue reading

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