Monday, October 4, 2021

Coming to Paris! (UPDATED)

I am thrilled to be journeying to Paris from October 9 through 16 to promote Je vous donne ma paix, the French-language edition of my book My Peace I Give You: Healing Sexual Wounds with the Help of the Saints. While I am there, I will do a book-signing at Librairie Tequi, give a talk at Saint-Pierre-Du-Gros-Caillou, and record an interview for the KTOTV program "Un coeur qui ├ęcoute." Details of my public appearances can be found on my Appearances page.

If you are a journalist and would like to interview me about the topic of Je vous donne ma paix—namely, spiritual healing from sexual abuse through the lives of saints who were victims of abuse—please write to me at dawneden -at-

Last, I would be grateful for your prayers as I prepare for and undertake this promotional tour. Thank you and God bless you!

Thursday, August 19, 2021

VIDEO: I address the Chesterton Conference on why GKC's fans must reckon honestly with his anti-Semitism

I am grateful to the Society of G.K. Chesterton for giving me the opportunity to address its conference on Chesterton's treatment of Jews in his writings. The Chesterton community can only benefit from an honest reckoning with GKC's anti-Semitic comments.

Saturday, August 14, 2021

The Chesterton essay so offensive that Frank Sheed censored it

I started a conversation at the 40th Annual Society of GK Chesterton conference that is now continuing on Twitter. It concerns the need for the Chesterton community to confront GKC's anti-Semitism. I only recently discovered that at least one of Chesterton's more abhorrent statements was edited by Frank Sheed out of a posthumous collections of his writings. Ignatius Press retained Sheed's edit in its critical edition—thus (perhaps unwittingly) perpetuating a cover-up that remained until Simon Mayers exposed the censorship in his book Chesterton's Jews

Click the image below to read my Twitter thread, which is based on my talk at the Chesterton Conference. If you would rather see the thread on a single web page, click here to view it via ThreadReaderApp.

Thursday, August 5, 2021

Mais oui! My book on healing sexual wounds is now available in French!

I am grateful that my book My Peace I Give You: Healing Sexual Wounds with the Help of the Saints is now available in French through Librairie Saint-Paul.  As I wrote on Twitter, Je vous donne ma paix marks the sixth translation of My Peace I Give You; it is also available in Spanish, Polish, Hungarian, Italian, and Slovak. 

It is also good to see that the publisher did a lovely job on the cover! I like the midnight blue and the hopeful-looking butterflies.

Most of all, I am thankful that, nearly ten years after its original publication, My Peace I Give You continues to make its way around the world, helping people heal.

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

An "arresting notion" that gives comfort to a dementia sufferer

I was touched to read a beautiful essay by Russell E. Saltzman in which he wrote that an "arresting notion" from my book Remembering God's Mercy had given him comfort since his recent diagnosis with small-vessel brain disease, which is also known as vascular dementia. His essay appears on the Aleteia website, where he also reviewed Remembering God's Mercy when it came out in 2016. I know you'll want to join me in praying for him after you read his reflections, with thanksgiving for how the Lord is enabling him to witness to his faith in time of hardship.

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Statement concerning Austin Ruse

The following is a text version of the statement issued on my behalf by my lawyer. Click here to see the original (in PDF format).

June 22, 2021 

A statement from Dawn Eden Goldstein concerning Austin Ruse: 

“I recently sought an anti-stalking order against Austin Ruse in the District of Columbia in response to his many months of online harassment, including his repeated statements on Twitter that I am mentally ill and, as a result, unemployable. Mr. Ruse continued his course of misconduct after I repeatedly asked him to stop and informed him that his harassment was causing me emotional distress. Even after I blocked his Twitter account, he publicly bragged that he was creating fake accounts in order to continue to monitor my activity. 

“Mr. Ruse’s protracted campaign of lies and defamation forced me to seek legal protection for myself. He has now further perpetuated his lies in a recent article in which he claims that he prevailed in court based on a First Amendment defense. The court decided the case on its narrow interpretation of the District of Columbia’s broadly worded anti-stalking statute, not Mr. Ruse’s weak claim that his harassment constitutes 'journalism'; hence, the judge acknowledged that the decision did not rule out other potential means of legal recourse. 

“What Mr. Ruse is doing is not journalism. It is cyberstalking and cyberbullying. I don’t know why he persists in it, but I pray for him and ask that others do so as well. 

“I have no further comment. Any questions should be directed to my lawyer, William A. Cubbedge.”

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Dutch treat

I'm delighted—no, thrilled—to report that the Catholic edition of my first book, The Thrill of the Chaste, is now available in a new language: Dutch! It's called De kick van kuisheid—literally, "The kick of chastity," I think—and is available from the publisher, Betsaida.

This new translation marks the sixth language for The Thrill of the Chaste, although it is only the first translation of the Catholic edition that Ave Maria Press published in 2014 (the others are of the 2006 edition, which was published by Thomas Nelson). The book is also available in Spanish, Polish, Chinese, and Slovak translations.

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Priest-to-be cites my book as inspiration

Today I was overjoyed to learn that Deacon John Dudek, who is to be ordained a priest of the Archdiocese of Detroit this Saturday, cites my book My Peace I Give You as the book that most influenced him. Please join me in praying for the soon-to-be Father Dudek and for all who are preparing for ordination.