Voices

Renée Darline Roden holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree from the University of Notre Dame and currently works as an editor for FaithND and as a playwright in New York City. Her writing has appeared in Howlround, Church Life Journal, and Image Journal’s Good Letters.

Arts & CultureBooks
Olga Segura’s book charts her personal journey of resisting systemic racism and her pain at finding herself unaccompanied on that path by many Catholics or by the institutional church.
FaithIdeas
Renée Darline Roden
Nearly half of American adults believe sharing their religious beliefs with a spouse is “very important,” according to a Pew survey from 2016. But think that JDate, Christian Mingle or Catholic Match will make the process easier? Think again.
Field technicians dig at a former plantation
Politics & SocietyNews
Renée Darline Roden
“You go through a lot of emotions visiting a plantation, walking in the same steps as your ancestors,” said Angela Wilson, a descendent. “It can be eerie. It can be exhilarating.”
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Renée Darline Roden
"Writing means being overheard," writes Zadie Smith in her new book.
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Renée Darline Roden
Benedict’s rule—particularly the commitment to stability—offers a way of communal life that can accommodate difference and authentically renew any culture in which Christians find themselves.
FaithFaith in Focus
Renée Darline Roden
How can I pontificate about Christ’s presence with those who suffer and not put my body where Christ’s is?
Arts & CultureBooks
Renée Darline Roden
Like language, cartography is a miracle that insists the unique slice of universe we view from the perspective of our own minds and hearts is—against all odds—expressible.
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Renée Darline Roden
‘When Life Gives You Pears’ reads as a polished version of a long catch-up conversation with a good friend, writes Renée Darline Roden.
Debbie (Betty Gilpin) tangles with Ruth (Alison Brie) in ‘GLOW’ (photo: Netflix)
Arts & CultureTelevision
Renée Darline Roden
“GLOW” celebrates female strength: on the mat, in the producing studio and on the L.A. auditioning circuit.
Arts & CultureBooks
Pete Holmes discovers a new meaning to Christ’s words “Go and do likewise,” not as a moralistic command, but as a call to an awakening, a conversion, the practice Catholic tradition calls the “imitation of Christ.”