Who goes on dates anymore?

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This week we’re going back to college. That means Natty Light, hook-ups and figuring out what “gluten” is.

This week our guest is Kerry Cronin, professor of philosophy at Boston College. She teaches her students, among other things, about the pitfalls of hookup culture and the dos and don’ts of Catholic dating. She frequently makes headlines (like this one: Ask Someone on a Date—or Kerry Cronin Will Fail You) because of an unorthodox assignment she includes in her classes: asking someone on a date. Like, a real date. So we discuss with Kerry what it’s like to date in college and beyond; we also break open the perennial debate of Tinder vs. Catholic Match. (Swipe right for Jesus!)

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In Signs of the Times, we break down the Vatican’s (not-so-new) rules on gluten-free Communion; pasta made to strangle priests; God propping up Stephen Colbert’s ratings; and the Catholic Church’s relationship to the Black Lives Matter movement.

Have you told your roommate about your new favorite podcast yet? What about your campus minister? There’s no time like JUST DO IT ALREADY. Oh, and pretty please leave us an iTunes review so we can please the podcast gods and bring Jesuitical to more people.

Tell us what you think. Leave us a comment here, write us at [email protected] or find us on Twitter @jesuiticalshow.

Links from the show:

Explainer: What the “new” Vatican rules on gluten-free hosts mean

This pasta was invented to kill Catholic priests

Is God boosting Stephen Colbert's ratings?

Engage young adults, support Black Lives Matter, bishops told at National Black Catholic Congress

Save the date: Kerry Cronin on the love lives of college students

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