We’re Casual About Sex and Serious About Consent. Is it Working?

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I’m the Coordinator of Catholic Life on a campus where people wear “Consent is Sexy” t-shirts. But how can a student give informed consent to a sex partner they don’t really know? Love is sexy. It’s in The Washington PostWe’re Casual About Sex and Serious About Consent. Is it Working? Anna Keating on disassociating love and sex: Paradise Lost

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TCC Playlist: Turn Your Lights Down Low by Bob Marley and Lauryn Hill

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Lauryn Hill and Rohan Marley

“Every chord is a poem, telling the Lord how grateful I am cause I know him.”

I live across the street from a college campus, and the other day I saw an undergrad wearing a t-shirt that said, “Consent is sexy.” As he passed me I thought, “Consent is crucial yes, but sexy? Consent is the bare minimum, in terms of the legal distinction between sex and rape. Love is sexy.” Read this Washington Post piece: We’re casual about sex and serious about consent. But is it working? Then, listen to this Bob Marley track to hear Lauryn Hill rap about love and marriage, “If you’re asking than I’m telling you it’s yes.” In addition, to being one of our favorite recording artists Ms. Hill is a Christian mother of six, and Bob Marley, joined the Ethiopian Orthodox Church at the end of his life. Listen and watch the video after the jump:

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Misc: Islamic State Destroys Ancient Christian Monasteries in Syria

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bulldozing 1500 year old monastery

From committing genocide against Christians and other religious minorities to enshrining a theology of rape, the moral tragedy continues as the Islamic State bulldozes ancient Christian monasteries in Syria. For the first time in my lifetime a Pope has approved limited use of force. More from The Gaurdian here: Islamic State Destroys Ancient Monasteries in Syria

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Saint Maria Goretti & Jan Hus

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Today’s memorials keep the memory of saints whose lives were unjustly taken. One was an Italian child, the other a Bohemian priest. One memorial is officially marked in the church calendar and the other is kept in the hearts of those who know the story. Learn more about these saints from TCC’s own Melissa Musick after the jump:

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