Monday, July 16, 2007

A New Dawn

Blog Review by James Volpe

Blogging is a new form of mass communication which I have been involved in for the past few years. Since blogs are often equivalent to a public publishing of a private diary, it is easy to feel that I really know a blogger even if I have never met them. One of the bloggers who generates this feeling of friendship is Dawn Eden of The Dawn Patrol (

Miss Eden has used her blog to discuss her rather sordid past, her conversion story, politics, journalism, and her newly published book. All of these subplots combine to provide an amazing portrait of a woman trying to live her life for Christ, especially through the virtue of chastity. Her years spent as a rock-and-roll journalist in New York City make her an unlikely, and very interesting person to preach on chastity and she freely imparts the lessons learned on her blog, although she would love to have you buy the book as well.

Her recent conversion to Catholicism and her appreciation of many great Catholic authors, such as G. K. Chesterton, let her serve as a translator. She experienced many of the pitfalls of modern society and she can explain these pitfalls in terms that those in the Church can understand. She daily gives a captivating portrait of Generation X: one that is as dark as the deepest pits of depression, yet hungers to be washed whiter than snow.

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