'Sex and the Soul'

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April 21 Podcast

Donna Freitas, author of Sex and the Soul: Juggling Sexuality, Spirituality, Romance, and Religion on America's College Campuses, describes the "hook-up culture" prevalent on both Catholic and non-Catholic campuses, and why students aren't happy about it. Many students yearn for a more traditional romantic culture, Freitas explains, yet they are unsure how to attain it. Only evangelical schools seem to have succeeded in creating an alternative environment, with the cultivation of elaborate courtship rituals. Can such a model be brought to Catholic schools? Maybe not, but Freitas offer advice for young people trying to escape the degrading excesses of the college party culture. Listen to this episode
Donna Freitas, author of Sex and the Soul: Juggling Sexuality, Spirituality, Romance, and Religion on America's College Campuses, describes the "hook-up culture" prevalent on both Catholic and non-Catholic campuses, and why students aren't happy about it. Many students yearn for a more traditional romantic culture, Freitas explains, yet they are unsure how to attain it. Only evangelical schools seem to have succeeded in creating an alternative environment, with the cultivation of elaborate courtship rituals. Can such a model be brought to Catholic schools? Maybe not, but Freitas offer advice for young people trying to escape the degrading excesses of the college party culture. Listen to this episode

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