This week, Dominic and Paul talk with author and theologian, Dawn Eden Goldstein. They discuss the presence, both historical and ongoing, of antisemitism in the Catholic Church. Specifically, Dawn speaks about a talk she gave two years ago for the Society of G.K. Chesterton concerning Chesterton’s antisemitic writings. Dawn talks about how Catholics today need to honestly acknowledge and wrestle with the sins of their heroes.
Dawn Eden Goldstein is the author of “Father Ed: The Story of Bill W.’s Spiritual Sponsor” and several other books, including “The Thrill of the Chaste” and “My Peace I Give You: Healing Sexual Wounds with the Help of the Saints.” Together, her books have sold more than sixty thousand copies worldwide in ten languages.
Dr. Goldstein began her working life as a rock-and-roll historian and went on to editorial positions at the New York Post and the Daily News before publishing her first book in 2006. In 2016, she became the first woman to earn a doctorate in sacred theology from the University of St. Mary of the Lake. She has taught at universities and seminaries in the United States, England, and India. Today she lives in Washington, DC, where she recently received a degree in canon law at the Catholic University of America.
Talk for the Society of G.K. Chesterton: “Chesterton and My Jewish/Catholic Journey”:
Recap of that Chesterton talk: https://dawneden.blogspot.com/2021/08/the-chesterton-essay-so-offensive-that.html
Father Ed: The Story of Bill W’s Spiritual Sponsor: https://orbisbooks.com/products/father-ed-the-life-of-bill-w-s-spiritual-sponsor
Archbishop Kevin Rhoades, “Friendship with Our Jewish Brothers and Sisters”: https://todayscatholic.org/friendship-with-our-jewish-brothers-and-sisters/
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