Renée Darline Roden

October 27, 2015

The Eucharist, Our Only Hope for a Preoccupied World

“I cannot compass all I have/ for all thou hast and art are mine.” As Lumen Gentium reminds us, The Eucharist is the “source and summit […]
September 22, 2015

Love Never Fails

This past spring, I assistant directed our high school’s production of Our Town, the classic tale of turn-of-the-century New England by Thornton Wilder. Our Town is […]
September 10, 2015

Pride & Prejudice’s Rational Romance, a Lesson for our Times

  Humanity is awash in romantic narratives—from Anna Karenina to 50 Shades of Grey—that distort the nature of love, and feed our imaginations’ images of love […]
August 31, 2015

Mumford & Sons Sing of Emmanuel in our Timshel

  If you are a Mumford and Sons fan, then you are probably familiar with the word “Timshel,” which is the title of the briefest song […]
August 22, 2015

Surprised by Pixar’s Joy

  Just recently, I saw Pixar’s Inside Out, and midway through I was surprised to find myself weeping. I don’t know if I have begun to weep […]
August 19, 2015

Mars One & The Great Human Escape

If you are a space enthusiast, or have been following the goings and comings of billionaire venture capitalists over the past several years, then you are […]