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