Video – Roving Reporter #95: Dawn Eden on Pre-Vatican II Morality
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Dawn Eden, who last year gave us the great story of her conversion through St. Maximilian Kolbe and G.K. Chesterton, recently returned to Griswold, CT, and we accosted her for another interview which she graciously granted. This time she talks about her studies for her Masters in Moral Theology at Dominican House of Studies in DC and how they relate to current issues in our society. In particular she refers to the recent debate on Christopher West's interpretation of Pope John Paul II's Theology of the Body. She relates what she has found about how morality was taught before and after the Second Vatican Council and how this compares with West's assertion that Catholic morality was very prudish before the Council. It was this assertion that was the basis for his very controversial Nightline interview where he favorably compared John Paul II to Hugh Hefner, the founder of Playboy, since both, in their own way, saved us from this supposed prudery. Listen to Dawn's fair, informative analysis of this controversy.
References: "The Truth and Meaning of Human Sexuality" from the the Pontifical Council for the Family