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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.

Politics & SocietyFaith in Focus
Renée Darline Roden
Until all structures of sexism are transformed and the patriarchal mores in our hearts and relationships are converted, there will always be unwanted pregnancies.
Politics & SocietyNews
Renée Darline RodenAlejandra Molina - Religion News Service
The panel consisted of six Catholics from across the medical field and around the globe and they made appeals to a shared faith identity and to “pro-life” values.
People evacuated from Afghanistan step off a bus as they arrive at a processing center.
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Renée Darline Roden
Keeping Our Promise, a volunteer-run refugee resettlement organization, partners closely with churches, synagogues and faith-based organizations to help Special Immigrant Visa hopefuls in Afghanistan.
Arts & CultureIdeas
Renée Darline Roden
Could the singer responsible for making Catholic schoolgirl uniforms a Halloween costume-party staple now herself be Catholic?
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.”
Arts & CultureBooks
Renée Darline Roden
"Writing means being overheard," writes Zadie Smith in her new book.
Arts & CultureBooks
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?