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 & Culture Books
Renée Darline RodenOctober 04, 2019
‘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 & Culture Television
Renée Darline RodenAugust 09, 2019
“GLOW” celebrates female strength: on the mat, in the producing studio and on the L.A. auditioning circuit.
Arts & Culture Books
Renée Darline RodenJuly 12, 2019
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 & Culture Film
Renée Darline RodenJune 14, 2019
This motley crew of high school students want to live an authentic life. They want to be known, by themselves and by others.
Arts & Culture Film
Renée Darline RodenMay 09, 2019
Dickinson is not a poet stunted by fear of living, but an eccentric hermit delighted by the world and delighting in her craft.
Faith Faith in Focus
Renée Darline RodenFebruary 04, 2019
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.
Faith Faith in Focus
Renée Darline RodenMarch 09, 2018
Swearing can function as a shield against more honest emotions, a cool façade of indifference.