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

Faith Features
Rachel LuNovember 01, 2019
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.
Politics & Society Short Take
Rachel LuFebruary 27, 2019
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 & Society Features
Rachel LuJanuary 21, 2019
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 & Society Features
Rachel LuAugust 10, 2017
We need an economy that enables people to apply their energies to meaningful work that advances the common good.