Voices

Rachel Lu is a freelance writer and instructor in philosophy. She lives in St. Paul, Minn.

Politics & SocietyFeatures
Rachel Lu
Building a worker-friendly economy is a slow and difficult job. Stoking the rage and resentment of disaffected voters is much easier. Are pro-labor conservatives up to the task?
FaithFeatures
Rachel Lu
It is some comfort to recall that Catholics have already survived many difficult periods like our own.
FaithFaith in Focus
Rachel Lu
Jesus called his followers to be fishers of men. We can understand this better if we consider what it takes to be a fisher of fish.
FaithFeatures
Rachel Lu
In a troubled time in our nation's history, can we unite around shared commitments to freedom, human dignity and truth?
FaithShort Take
Rachel Lu
Her five sons are keeping up with the curricula at home, writes Rachel Lu, but there is something missing: The energy and sense of purpose of a complete Christian community.
FaithFeatures
Rachel Lu
What has football contributed to American Catholicism? What has Catholicism contributed to American football? For Catholics, it is particularly worth revisiting Notre Dame’s unique story.
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Politics & SocietyShort Take
Rachel Lu
Babies are experts at instructing us in the preciousness of human life. Our advocacy for the unborn will be most effective when we allow it make us more compassionate and more humane.
Politics & SocietyFeatures
Rachel Lu
Like most public writers, I was used to getting notes that were crude, crazy or even mildly threatening. Normally, I would say a quick prayer for these obviously troubled people and get on with my day. This time it felt different, precisely because the author wasn’t insulting or obviously deranged.
Politics & SocietyFeatures
Rachel Lu
We need an economy that enables people to apply their energies to meaningful work that advances the common good.