Renée LaReau

Renée LaReau is a senior writer at the University of Notre Dame's Keough School of Global Affairs. She lives with her family in South Bend, Indiana.

Eternal Matters

A quick glance at the “inspiration” section in any large bookstore is all one needs to determine that books classified as spiritual writing occupy a…

Magnum Opus

Chances are, for most people, the words “Opus Dei” conjure up the image of an albino assassin monk, Silas, or the mysterious and haunting “Teacher”…

Heresy for Dummies

After the death of John Paul II and the election of Pope Benedict the XVI, print and broadcast media pundits regularly bandied about phrases like…

Word on the Street: All I Want for Christmas

On the surface, Christmas shopping season is at its peak and our lists of “must haves” and wants are long. But will full shopping bags and trees blockaded by presents fulfill all our Christmas desires? No way, says our unofficial survey.