Rachel is a rising Senior at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN, where she is pursuing degrees in Catholic Studies and Business. Rachel has a passion for the New Evangelization and a particular love for Pope Francis. A self-proclaimed true feminist, she is determined to fight against a culture that devalues women and life. Born and raised in Ann Arbor, MI, Rachel now spends most of her time trying to keep warm in the Minnesota winters.When she’s not honing her survival skills, Rachel loves to cook and is an avid Saturday Night Live fan. She can usually be found eating a good meal with family and friends or speaking mostly in movie quotes.
There are too many thoughts I could write and I am passionate about many social issues, those of which I’m sure I will write about frequently here. But my hope is that every thought and passion I possess will be motivated and consumed by my love for Jesus Christ. I hope and pray that my writing here may be thought provoking and interesting, but ultimately that it may bring glory to God. As I am writing, I am journeying, and hope that you will accompany me on this journey to learn more and toleanr how love Jesus more.
Continuing his tour of Washington D.C., Pope Francis stopped by Capitol Hill this morning to jointly address Congress. While his whole visit to the States has generated excitement for many, there has been an enormous amount of buzz surrounding what Francis might say in his homilies, speeches, interviews, and especially his address to Congress. More […]
Reproductive Health/Family Planning
In a culture that will sacrifice anything at the altar of sexual freedom and autonomy, Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse and her colleagues at the Ruth Institute are fighting to reveal the true heartbreak and destruction that lie beneath the facade of the “harmless” hook up culture. While sexual freedom has been heralded as a necessity […]
Recently, I attended Violence, Health, and Sexual and Reproductive Rights – a daylong event hosted by the Center for Reproductive Rights, Organization of American States, the Inter-American Commission of Women, and others to discuss violence against women and reproductive rights in Latin American countries. There was a seemingly expert and widespread panel of speakers, ranging […]
For over a week now, same sex-marriage has been legal in all fifty states. Aside from redefining marriage and robbing the American people of the democratic vote (both expansive subjects and worthy of their own blog posts), the Supreme Court’s decision has put people of faith—and for the purposes of this post—Catholics, in a very […]