In recent years, there has been a lot of debate around the word “consent” when it comes to preventing sexual assault on campus. What can Catholic colleges and universities bring to these discussions? How do we talk about sexual encounters that church teaching says shouldn’t be happening outside of marriage in the first place? To find out, we talk with Briana Maturi, who leads Loyola Marymount University’s consent program, called LMU CARES.
We ask Briana about the hook-up and dating scene on campuses today, what a culture of consent looks like after college and what bystanders can do prevent sexual assault and harassment.
In Signs of the Times, we discuss Pope Francis’ historic trip to the Arabian Peninsula and Cuba’s newest Catholic Church. Next, how should bishops respond when Catholic politicians support abortions. And in Midwest news: The bishops in Illinois come out against the legalization of recreational marijuana, and the University of Notre Dame covers up murals of Christopher Columbus.
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Also: If you want to learn more about Pope Francis’ trip to the U.A.E., check out the latest episode of Inside the Vatican, from our colleague and friend of the podcast, Colleen Dulle.
Links from the show
Pope Francis to world’s religious leaders: We build the future together or there will be no future
Cuba’s first church inauguration since the revolution
Canon law examined in wake of push for excommunication over abortion
Illinois Bishops Advise Against Legalization of Marijuana
University of Notre Dame to Cover Up Prominent Columbus Murals
How one Catholic university is trying to create a culture of consent
What’s on tap
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