Quick -- think of a typical rural family living on land. Picture a barn, tractor, several farm implements (including large equipment: hay baler, etc.) with horses and cows grazing on their acreage.
Are they protestant or Catholic?
Unfortunately, the answer is usually "protestant" or even "un-churched".
I would say virtually all of them pay some kind of lip-service respect to God, but many of them are un-churched or non-religious.
Some of these good-old-boys go to something like a "country church" -- a watered down form of mainstream Protestantism where everyone comes "as they are", etc. This is one of those many "churches" that doesn't expect anything out of you Monday thru Saturday. We have a church like that around here -- it's called "The Country Church" and it's something of a franchise. It has several "locations", and even a logo (a cowboy off his horse, kneeling next to a crude rendering of a cross made of 2 sticks). You see this logo and/or a sign that says "I love the Country Church" on many 100+ acre ranches around here.
Here is my point:
How can a person be Catholic -- valuing the Sacraments -- and still live out "in the boonies" where there is no Catholic Church (at least not a traditional one)?
Protestants have no issues, since they can still read their Bible on Sunday wherever they are. And it seems like many have taken advantage of this fact.
Meanwhile, most Catholics traditionally have lived in the city. Not just smaller towns, I mean the CITY as in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, etc. since that's where the other Catholics lived, and that's where the best schools and parishes were. It's also where CULTURE was to be found. And Catholics traditionally have had no problem embracing true culture.
So how are we to "return to the land" if it's fundamentally inimical to living a Traditional Catholic life, centered around the Mass and the Sacraments?