Tuesday, July 21, 2009
The End of an Era
Catholic blogger par excellence -- as well as brilliant apologist, urbane raconteur, great wit, and lovely, ardent, and compassionate woman -- Dawn Eden has written what she intends to be her last blog post.
Dawn is a dear friend of mine. She is also my son's godmother. When I first started writing this blog two years ago, I intended it to be read only by a few close friends, including her, and when she linked to it, I was devastated at first. But her publicizing my blog has given me the opportunity to make other wonderful friends, an experience that has enriched my life. And, while some readers who found me through Dawn complained that she shouldn't link to me (it appears that some who consider themselves orthodox Catholics believe that others, apparently more sinful, don't deserve to be called penitents), Dawn always defended me.
I pray that Dawn will find in her life and work the connection and engagement she facilitated for others through her storied blog. Godspeed.