Author Archives: Rod Dreher

About Rod Dreher

Rod Dreher is a senior editor at The American Conservative. He has written and edited for the New York Post, The Dallas Morning News, National Review, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, the Washington Times, and the Baton Rouge Advocate. Rod’s commentary has been published in The Wall Street Journal, Commentary, the Weekly Standard, Beliefnet, and Real Simple, among other publications, and he has appeared on NPR, ABC News, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, and the BBC. He lives in St. Francisville, Louisiana, with his wife Julie and their three children. He has also written four books, The Little Way of Ruthie Leming, Crunchy Cons, How Dante Can Save Your Life, and The Benedict Option.

Luca Daum & St. Galgano

An artist wants to know: What role do artists have in the Benedict Option?

The Cost Of Protecting The Lavender Mafia

A lawyer says Francis’s denial and avoidance will be devastating

Sex, Lies, And Kavanaugh

A black man says: He may be guilty, but history shows that women do lie

Defiance, a l’Opzione Benedetto

Italian priests quietly withdraw from a town’s festival to protest progressivist sacrilege

Ed Whelan’s Crackpot Theory

Top conservative activist and Kavanaugh pal bids to destroy private citizen’s life for the cause

The Remoteness Of Reform

Rising Catholic anger — but the Pope and his team stay the self-destructive course

Making Christian Prophets Within Liberalism

Alan Jacobs on why true reform starts with Benedict Option-style localism

What Happened To Amber Wyatt

Questions raised by Liz Bruenig’s devastating story about a high school rape victim

A Kavanaugh Note

A young woman supports Kavanaugh, because she is a recovering alcoholic, and remembers what it was like to be a teenage drunk

Benedict Option & The Church Of The Future

Sandro Magister: ‘The most important religious book of the decade’ reveals the value of monasticism to moderns

Italians Planting Seed By The Waters

A pilgrim’s progress on the winding road to heaven in Italy

The Kavanaugh Debacle

Can we determine with finality whether or not he did it? And if he did, is it fair to hold a man responsible for something he did as a drunk teenager?

A Monk Recommends The Benedict Option

Abbot Michael John Zielinski says it’s necessary for our post-Christian world

Pope Plunges In Poll

Not the ‘Francis Effect’ the Vatican wants

Building A Credible Catholic Future

Why not redirect your tithe to the Monks of Norcia, to help raise their new monastery?

Benedict Option In Lombardy

La Nuova Bussola Quotidiana covers my Milan speech

L’Opzione Benedetto Today In Milan

I am coming to the end of this exhilarating, exhausting Italian book …

View From Your Table

Milan, Italy

Cardinal: ‘Leave Teddy Alone!’

Top Francis adviser says McCarrick’s molestations were ‘private,’ and he’s been mistreated

The Ben Op Vs. The World

Does this bishop misunderstand the Ben Op?

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