The Sexual Catholic

The Sexual Catholic

A podcast about connecting concepts from the field of sexuality with Catholicism in sex-positive ways. Hosted by Dr. Mark Levand, a certified sexuality educator, researcher, and scholar of Catholic sexual theology, this podcast is a look into the many ways sexuality and Catholicism intersect, aiming to help people join these two realities to become more sexually healthy adults.

Episodes

July 16, 2023 23 mins

We’ll talk about sexual decision making with a bit more moral complexity than “don’t do that” and “because the Church says so.”  In the first of this 2-part episode, we discussed some concepts that will help situate our conversation in moral theology. In this second part, we will discuss insights from moral theology that can help us navigate some of the more nuanced aspects of the world of sexuality.  Using these frameworks in Cath...

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We’ll talk about sexual decision making with a bit more moral complexity than “don’t do that” and “because the Church says so.”  In the first of this 2-part episode, we will discuss some concepts that will help situate our conversation in moral theology. In the second part, we will discuss insights from moral theology that can help us navigate some of the more nuanced aspects of the world of sexuality.  Using these frameworks in Ca...

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June 4, 2023 24 mins

Dr. Mark Levand discusses sexual shame and the harm it can cause in our sexual lives. We then explore what it might look like to rejoice in one’s sexuality.

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May 14, 2023 22 mins

Dr. Mark Levand explores what the church teaches about health, education, and the Catholic teaching that supports comprehensive sexuality education.

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We’ll talk about the Life Behaviors of Sexually Healthy Adults as presented in the SIECUS Sexuality Education guidelines within the frame of conscientiousness rather than “health.”  We will also consider some insights from Catholicism on discrimination and respect that can help people coexist around sexuality.

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April 9, 2023 20 mins
Who am I and why do I do what I do?   What is this podcast about?  Who is it for? In this episode, Dr. Mark Levand describes his background and reasons for hosting a podcast about this meaningful and complicated intersection.  In short, health professionals needed a sex-positive resource for their Catholic clients. This podcast is one such resource.
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In this episode, Dr. Mark Levand describes the way both sexuality education and Catholic theology view sexuality as an important aspect of life.  He describes a model used in sexuality education to better understand what “sexuality” means and he looks at key Catholic teachings that support healthy sexuality.
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January 5, 2023 52 secs

Trailer for The Sexual Catholic with Dr. Mark Levand

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