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What’s Life Like Without Sex?

Ever wonder what it’s like to lead a life of chastity? Jesuit priest and author James Martin explains. “I find people can be freer with me. When I become close friends with somebody they’re not wondering, is he becoming friends because of sex? On a practical level it makes you a lot more mobile.” To Martin, celibacy has nothing to do with the abuse scandals in the Catholic Church–those have to do with the church’s culture of secrecy.

Martin touches on everything from his recent feud with Glenn Beck over the concept of social justice, to what it’s like to appear in Stephen Colbert’s hot seat. He also talks about the prevalence of anti-Catholicism in entertainment today. 


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