“Being hopeful doesn’t mean being ‘Little Mary Sunshine’ all the time”

Rachel Balducci, the co-host of Catholic TV’s “The Gist” and best-selling author of How Do You Tuck In a Superhero? And Other Delightful Mysteries of Raising Boys, just published an interview with me on her Testosterhome blog about my book My Peace I Give You: Healing Sexual Wounds with the Help of the Saints. Her [Read More...]

I like to be in America!

Cross-posted from my “personal stuff” blog, The Dawn Patrol: The online home of America magazine today features “How God Heals Sexual Abuse: An Interview with Author Dawn Eden.” An excerpt: What do you want readers to take away from your writings? I want people to know that Jesus, in winning the victory over sin, has [Read More...]

Editor of America’s leading pastoral magazine endorses My Peace I Give You

Cross-posted from The Dawn Patrol: Fr. David Meconi, S.J., editor of Homiletic & Pastoral Review—the foremost U.S. publication for priests and pastoral caregivers—has published an editorial endorsing My Peace I Give You, my book on healing from childhood sexual abuse. He recommends it as an example of how the Church under Francis is moving forward [Read More...]

A note regarding Dr. Philip J. Mango

I recently received an e-mail from a reader of My Peace I Give You, my book on healing from childhood sexual abuse, requesting guidance beyond what my book could give. My response was to refer the reader to a local religious order that could in turn recommend a spiritual director and a therapist. I added, [Read More...]

“This is the night”: A Holy Saturday reflection

Holy Saturday is particularly meaningful for me because it was on Holy Saturday in 2006 that I received the Sacrament of Confirmation, after being received into the Catholic Church on Holy Thursday. In the following excerpt from My Peace I Give You: Healing Sexual Wounds with the Help of the Saints, I write about how, in [Read More...]

“Learning that Catholics themselves were grieving over abuse…helped me become more open to entering the Church”

Catholic World Report today features an interview with me by John Burger in which I talk about why the Catholic Church, and all society, needs to reach out to victims of childhood sexual abuse, a need that is particularly visible in this week’s news stories on Dylan Farrow and Ryan Loskarn. I also speak about [Read More...]

“Perhaps God’s greatest miracle is not creation, but re-creation”: My talk at the Courage conference

I wrote to you earlier about the beautiful experience I had last month at the annual Courage Apostolate conference, and am now delighted to share with you a video of the talk I gave there. An audio podcast is also available, courtesy of AirMaria.com. The video is long. If you are pressed for time, I [Read More...]

Healing with Courage

Since returning last Sunday from the four-day Courage/EnCourage conference, where I spoke about healing sexual wounds with the help of the saints, I have wanted to write about what it was like for me to witness the vital work done by the Catholic apostolate that ministers to same-sex-attracted men and women as well as their [Read More...]

Catholic News Agency reports on my talk to graduates of the Project Dawn Court: “Women with prostitution charges find compassion, new start”

[Cross-posted at The Dawn Patrol:] Ever since writing My Peace I Give You: Healing Sexual Wounds with the Help of the Saints, I have sought to give talks to those most in need of healing from childhood abuse or trauma. Last week, I had a unique and beautiful outreach opportunity when Philadelphia’s Project Dawn Court, [Read More...]

UPDATED WITH AUDIO: Welcome, “Morning Air” listeners!

UPDATE: My “Morning Air” interview is now online! Listen here. I’m very thankful to Sean Herriott for giving me the opportunity today to speak on his Relevant Radio show “Morning Air” on how childhood sexual abuse affects men and on how those who suffered may find healing with the help of the saints. Here are [Read More...]


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