The Thrill of the Chaste, and the Mystery of Agape Love

In this new Catholic edition of The Thrill of the Chaste, [Dawn] Eden is still living as a sign of contradiction — the world, after all, still misunderstands chastity as being little more than a dreary and joyless island of “no” — but she also has become a rather paradoxical witness to the world of “yes,” and how the power of that word, directed first to God, before any human, creates a chaste place for the Holy Spirit, and providence, to work in our lives.“If you take the longing you feel in … [Read more...]

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Resurrection: Eden’s Book Makes Great Easter Reading!

If you take a look at Dawn Eden's excellent book, The Thrill of the Chaste: Finding Fulfillment While Keeping Your Clothes On, you'll see a little blurb from me that says:"Dawn Eden's book helped me to understand that virtue is about much more than our sexuality; its pursuit is a positive action applicable to our work, our relationships, our prayer, our play, our daily bread--indeed, it is applicable to every aspect of our lives. So is this book."I meant all of that. Having spent … [Read more...]

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As Predicted: the Normalizing of Incest and Pedophilia

Although I hadn't as yet read any headlines about it, I understood Father Dwight Longenecker to be pulling a taut string of satire on this "Hollywood director coming out for man/goat love.And then I saw the actual article and realized that Longenecker hadn't, perhaps, stepped far enough away from reality to make it truly satirical!So, in the course of a week, we see advocacy for incest and as well as a sort of apologia for pedophilia suggesting that some people are "born with" the urge … [Read more...]

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