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American Catholic author and lecturer Donna Steichen is best known for her incisive criticism of contemporary Catholic affairs.   Since the early 1970s, when she began writing for the newly organized pro-life movement, her work has been widely published in Catholic, Christian, and secular journals.

Books and essays: 

In progress

Chosen: Living Stones to Rebuild the Church, editor.


Introduction to A Generation Betrayed by Eamonn Keane, Hatherleigh Press, (2002);

Prodigal Daughters: Catholic Women Come Home to the Church, editor (Ignatius Press 1999);

“Beseiged by Feminism: The Catholic Family in America” in Defending the Family: A Sourcebook, Paul C. Vitz and Stephen M. Krason, editors, (Society of Catholic Social Scientists, 1998);

“Strength and Beauty are Her Clothing” in Real Women: Advice, Commentary and Encouragement for Women Today, Sister Concetta Bellaggia, D.S.P, editor (Ignatius Press, 1994);  

Foreword,  Designing Your Own Classical Curriculum: A Guide to Catholic Home Education, by Laura M. Berquist (Ignatius Press, 1994);

Ungodly Rage: The Hidden Face of Catholic Feminism, (Ignatius Press, 1991).

Publications:  journals

Catholic World Report, Latin Mass, Touchstone, National Catholic Register, Crisis, Eutopia,  Fidelity, Social Justice Review, The Wanderer, Journal of Family and Culture, Journal of Psychology and Theology, Ligourian, St Catherine Review, Voices, Rutherford, Ventura County Star, Minneapolis Star Tribune, St Paul Pioneer Press, , A.D. 2000,: Cruxnews, Catholic Exchange others.

Mrs. Steichen has addressed audiences across the United States, Canada, England, Ireland, Netherlands, Australia, New Zealand and the Philippines..

Speaking engagements -- colleges, universities and seminaries:

Kansas Benedictine College, Boston College, Thomas Aquinas College, Mount St Mary’s Seminary, Assumption College, University of Dallas, Loyola University (Baltimore), Loyola University (Los Angeles), University of Santo Tomas (Manila), Christendom College, St John’s University, College of St Benedict, Banyo Seminary (Brisbane), others.

Speaking engagements -- parishes:

St John Cantius (Chicago), St Agnes (New York), St Agnes (St. Paul), St Mary’s Cathedral (St Cloud), St Rose of Lima, (Cleveland), St. Jude’s (Westlake Village), others.

Speaking engagements -- organizations:

Population Research Institute, Catholic Writers’ Association of Ventura County, Catholics United for the Faith, Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice (London), Pro Fide Forum (London), Family Life International (Auckland), Human Life International (US, Canada, Ireland, The Netherlands, Manila, New Zealand, Australia), Couples for Christ (Manila), Wanderer Forum (Washington, DC) Endeavor Forum (Melbourne), Women for Faith and Family (St Louis, Arlington, Lincoln), San Diego Catholic Forum, Christifidelis Forum, New York Catholic Forum, Connecticut Catholic Forum, Call to Holiness (Detroit), Call to Holiness (Omaha), others.

Raised in St Cloud, Minnesota, Mrs. Steichen attended the College of St Benedict and St John’s University in Minnesota, and graduated (Honors English) from St. Cloud State University.  Married since 1950 to LeRoy Steichen, she is the mother of four adult children, grandmother of 24 and great-grandmother of 2.   

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