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

Faith Features
Rachel LuSeptember 18, 2020
It is some comfort to recall that Catholics have already survived many difficult periods like our own.
Faith Faith in Focus
Rachel LuJuly 17, 2020
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.
Faith Features
Rachel LuMay 15, 2020
In a troubled time in our nation's history, can we unite around shared commitments to freedom, human dignity and truth?
Faith Short Take
Rachel LuMay 06, 2020
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.
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.