Donna Freitas

Stories by Donna Freitas
Religion in a hookup culture

Q:Do your religious beliefs exalt or stigmatize sex (or both)? Is religion a useful tool for helping young people navigate … Continued

A pope resign? Mind-boggling but soul-healing

Q:Should Pope Benedict XVI be held responsible for the escalating scandals over clerical sexual abuse in Europe? Should he be … Continued

A Communion of Saints

Q:What is your vision of heaven? What images – from Scripture, tradition, culture or your personal experience – best describe … Continued

The church chooses to serve all or some

Q: If a church or other religious charity receives government funding, should it follow all government rules, including those against … Continued

My Three Catholic Wishes

The Question: What can Pope Benedict XVI say and do to repair the growing rifts between the Vatican, the clergy … Continued

Young Adults Already Know

I don’t know that it is a mark of health or sickness, so much as a sign of the information … Continued

Strong on Inspiration, Soft on Faith

I like Barack Obama. A lot. If he wins the nomination I will vote for him come November. If anyone … Continued

The Need for Honest God-Talk

The real question is not whether this year’s presidential campaign is too religious or even whether secular ideas get short … Continued

The Real Sex Scandal: Youth Leading the Youth

While America frets about the bedroom activities of its leaders, many young adults across the country and across traditions agonize–most … Continued

Fundamentally Missing the Point

Normally, Mr. Hitchens, I would disagree with you—at least with your tone in how you go at religion. Your approach … Continued