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.

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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?
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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.
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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.”
Kaitlyn Dever and Beanie Feldstein in ‘Booksmart’ (photo: IMDB)
Arts & CultureFilm
Renée Darline Roden
This motley crew of high school students want to live an authentic life. They want to be known, by themselves and by others.
Arts & CultureFilm
Renée Darline Roden
Dickinson is not a poet stunted by fear of living, but an eccentric hermit delighted by the world and delighting in her craft.
FaithFaith in Focus
Renée Darline Roden
This practice of prayer in front of a piece of bread seems foreign and superstitious. It seems inimical to the communal life the Eucharist is meant to provide.