MANASSAS, VA – Today Cardinal Newman Society (CNS) President Patrick Reilly announced the hiring of author Dawn Eden to become CNS’s first Director of its new Love & Responsibility Program.
“We are thrilled that Dawn has agreed to join us as the head of our new Love & Responsibility Program,” said Reilly. “The combination of Dawn’s professional experience and natural ability to connect with students on a personal level will jump-start our work to promote authentic Catholic values on love, life and sexual ethics on Catholic campuses.”
Before joining the Cardinal Newman Society, Ms. Eden served as Deputy News Editor of the New York Daily News. She is the author of The Thrill of the Chaste: Finding Fulfillment While Keeping Your Clothes On (Thomas Nelson, 2006) and her writings have appeared in national publications such as the Sunday Times of London, The Wall Street Journal, Touchstone, Canada’s National Post, and National Review Online.
Ms. Eden is also in demand as a speaker, having given talks to college students and young-adult groups throughout the U.S. including the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign’s Newman Hall, Cleveland’s St. Mary Seminary, and Washington, D.C.’s Catholic Information Center, as well as Theology on Tap events around the country. She is a featured speaker at this weekend’s Legion of Mary Youth Conference in Dublin, Ireland and at next week’s 26th Annual G.K. Chesterton Conference in St. Paul, Minn.
The CNS Love & Responsibility Program seeks to reestablish chastity as the cornerstone of Catholic campus culture by proactively promoting Catholic values, such as those embodied in Pope John Paul II’s frequent exhortations on the “theology of the body” and Pope Benedict XVI’s recent encyclical Deus Caritas Est (God Is Love).
Ms. Eden will, among other things, advise, train and provide support for students at Catholic colleges who are developing student clubs, lectures or other campus events in support of Catholic teaching on love and sexuality.
For more information on the Cardinal Newman Society’s Love & Responsibility Program see www.cardinalnewmansociety.org.