Growing Up Catholic

Growing Up Catholic

The original edition of Growing Up Catholic, along with its sequels, struck a heavenly chord with a generationof Catholics of all persuasions.

Author: Jeffrey Allen Joseph Stone

Publisher: Image

ISBN: 9780767905978

Category: Humor

Page: 220

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The original edition of Growing Up Catholic, along with its sequels, struck a heavenly chord with a generationof Catholics of all persuasions. Now, to commemorate the Great Catholic Jubilee of the Year 2000, the authors bless us with an updated and expanded version of this beloved national bestseller. Filled with a witty, poignant, and downright hilarious potpourri of essays, lists, games, drawings, photos, and quizzes, it includes the best of all three Growing Up Catholic books. For Catholics of all ages--from those who lived through Vatican II to those who've never seen a nun's habit except in a movie--Growing Up Catholic celebrates in a lighthearted way the funny and sublime side of day-to-day Catholic life.
Categories: Humor

Growing Up Catholic

Growing Up Catholic

For that reason, GROWING UP CATHOLIC may have, even, Catholics more so GROWING UPWARD CATHOLIC than had they not read this book.

Author: Tim Lott


ISBN: 0979118832

Category: Religion

Page: 191

View: 167

Tim Lott began to go through a self-transformation years ago. Little did he know that the quest for satisfaction in religion would be part of that satisfaction in his own approach towards a confidence that faith existed. He learned the hard way that there is more to a relationship with God than a once a week interlude. To this objective, the recurrent theme throughout GROWING UP CATHOLIC was that traditions and the way our ancestors practiced honoring God may not be good enough for us any longer. Struck by divorce and a calamity of events, the once 'down and out' Lott looked up and saw the figurative face of God reach out for him through the text of the Bible. Yes. In GROWING UP CATHOLIC: THE PURSUIT OF TRUTH, author Tim Lott divulges that his satisfaction in his own quest for truth correlated with his own need for knowing that faith was a vehicle for his own salvation aka determining his fate with where he stood with God. Maturing with the spirit literally before your eyes in this book, as Lott rationalizes his own faith and, then, the direction of his own faith in the face of doubt, (with GROWING UP CATHOLIC) he shows how radical his own filling-in-the-blanks can be on the road to utmost confidence in God. We learned through Lott how he used his own confidence in God to do without him for a while and like a once lost floating piece of paper, how the spirit floated back into his life, and how by his experiences and faith, he discovered a self- accountability by God's word. It is as though Lott found that he needed a faith within himself first before he could fully devote his faith to God; which may be why the traditions of the Catholic religion was a turn off early on in Lott's life. On the surface a book that airs the Catholic religions dirty laundry may appear self-serving, but after reading GROWING UP CATHOLIC, it proves to be just the opposite; as it is, instead, a compassionate outreach to those who are Catholics or those who grew up Catholic that may not have been able to put their finger on just what was missing from their experience. For that reason, GROWING UP CATHOLIC may have, even, Catholics more so GROWING UPWARD CATHOLIC than had they not read this book. The book GROWING UP CATHOLIC raises many valid questions, and it leaves the reader to do the answering (not Tim Lott). This book greatest strength is that it guides the reader towards self-discovery and onward towards a relationship with the Lord, and 'all that' is a gem worth having as a keepsake in your household or nearby on the church book shelf for when its congregation needs to be reminded where the strength of your faith came from. Its STUDY GUIDE QUESTIONS were pointed and intriguing as and, to a generous extent, brings into application the many valid faith-guiding lamp-posts lined up in this literary inward look at what reads as a gut-wrenching experience any compassionate person can appreciate. Lott's (book) GROWING UP CATHOLIC will achieve its goal, in due time: to simply help Catholics and Former Catholics build a bridge to a relationship with the Lord Christ almighty. No need to wait until something tragic happens in your life to be the one impetuous to strengthen your relationship with the Lord. Do it now! Readers will applaud Lott in tackling a tough subject: Religion versus faith; which is the mistaken foundation of seeking a relationship with the Lord?”
Categories: Religion

Growing Up African American in Catholic Schools

Growing Up African American in Catholic Schools

CHAPTER 9 Growing Up Black and Catholic in Louisiana : Personal Reflections
on Catholic Education Antoine M. Garibaldi As I have progressed through my
career over the past 20 years , I continually reflect on the excellent academic ...

Author: Jacqueline Jordan Irvine

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 0807735302

Category: Social Science

Page: 187

View: 577

This volume explores the experiences of African Americans in Catholic schools through historical and sociological analysis as well as personal memoirs and reflections of former students. It challenges the theory that they are marginalised, existing in constant opposition to the dominant culture.
Categories: Social Science



Author: Edmund Campion


ISBN: UOM:39015001724189

Category: Australia

Page: 241

View: 265

Categories: Australia

Growing Up Catholic in Pittsburgh

Growing Up Catholic in Pittsburgh

Growing Up Catholic in Pittsburgh draws charming analogies between the Roman Catholic faith and the beautiful City of Pittsburgh for all ages to enjoy.

Author: Regina K Munsch


ISBN: 0692139060


Page: 24

View: 157

Growing Up Catholic in Pittsburgh draws charming analogies between the Roman Catholic faith and the beautiful City of Pittsburgh for all ages to enjoy.

How I Flunked Penmanship and Other Tales of Growing Up Catholic

How I Flunked Penmanship and Other Tales of Growing Up Catholic

Whether you grew up before Vatican II , around the time of the council , or are
growing up Catholic today , these whimsical stories will delight you and bring
back a flood of memories . From the changing experience of Holy Communion
and ...

Author: Bill Dodds


ISBN: 0892837373

Category: Religion

Page: 238

View: 325

Tales of growing up Catholic. Stories spanning three generations.
Categories: Religion

Growing Up Green

Growing Up Green

Newark Catholic Football and the 1985 State Championship William B. Evans ...
of Licking County near the city of Pataskala, the Warriors were probably Newark
Catholic's most difficult challenge in the Licking County League year after year.

Author: William B. Evans

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 9781553958222

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 340

View: 256

In 1985, the Newark Catholic High School football team finished with a perfect 14-0 record and won its fourth state playoff championship. The championship was also the second in the incredible string of four-in-a-row that occurred in the mid-1980's. The 1985 season was an amazing and unexpected feat when one considers that 20 starters from the 1984 championship team were lost to graduation. The year that brought the biggest rebuilding job ever turned out to be one of the greatest. Growing Up Green is a detailed journey of the 1985 football team from day one of summer conditioning to the post-season awards banquet. Each opposing team is discussed in detail. Play-by-play is provided for all games including the Division V semifinal thriller against Mogadore and the hard-hitting title game against Delphos Jefferson. Get a fascinating inside look at the legendary Newark Catholic football program. Experience the heartbreaks and celebrations of a group of average kids as they struggle through an incredible season and fulfill a dream. A truly inspiring story for any athlete! Reviews "There's high school football- then, there's REAL high school football. Newark Catholic embraces what high school football embodies. I've been a huge fan of the program for many years and Bill's book shows what it takes to make a championship program and the dedication that's required to be #1." George Lehner Sports Director 610 WTVN Radio, Columbus, Ohio "Outstanding! I was captivated with each chapter and lost a lot of sleep reading late into the night." -Joe Bell New Albany, Oh "I've never read a book that was so graphic with it's descriptions of each football play. It should certainly be a help to those who may not understand the sport of football." -Frances Keck Newark, Oh "Inspirational. I felt like I was there watching the games and it made me want to stand up and cheer for the team." -Donna Fleig Leetsdale, PA "The book does an excellent job of capturing Coach Graham's language and tone. I couldn't put it down and was often up reading until 2 a.m." -Tim McKenna Newark, Ohio "Growing Up Green is a very pleasurable trip through Americana. The game to game replay is very detailed and the insights into the coaches and players is superb. It's football's answer to "Hoosiers!" -Robert Greismer Concord, Ohio "The book was fantastic! I was laughing uncontrollably and my wife was wondering what was wrong with me." -Albert Ghiloni Newark, Ohio "This is a must read for all fans of the old Licking County League. It brought back many great memories. Bill shows his great love for Newark Catholic and Newark Catholic football." -Wes Poth Assistant Varsity Football Coach, Newark Catholic High School
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Growing Up Protestant

Growing Up Protestant

It was the first national Catholic organization for husbands and wives together (
who were traditionally separated into male and female sodalities ) , and , as
Debra Campbell argues , it " represented a new phenomenon , an apostolate
based in ...

Author: Margaret Lamberts Bendroth

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 0813530148

Category: Religion

Page: 195

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Home and family are key, yet relatively unexplored, dimensions of religion in the contemporary United States. American cultural lore is replete with images of saintly nineteenth-century American mothers and their children. During the twentieth century, however, the form and function of the American family have changed radically, and religious beliefs have evolved under the challenges of modernity. As these transformations took place, how did religion manage to "fit" into modern family life? In this book, Margaret Lamberts Bendroth examines the lives and beliefs of white, middle-class mainline Protestants (principally northern Presbyterians, Baptists, Methodists, and Congregationalists) who are theologically moderate or liberal. Mainliners have pursued family issues for most of the twentieth century, churning out hundreds of works on Christian childrearing. Bendroth's book explores the role of family within a religious tradition that sees itself as America's cultural center. In this balanced analysis, the author traces the evolution of mainliners' roles in middle-class American culture and sharpens our awareness of the ways in which the mainline Protestant experience has actually shaped and reflected the American sense of self.
Categories: Religion

Growing Up Transnational

Growing Up Transnational

Books such as Growing Up Latino: Reflections on Life in the United States (
Stavans and Augenbraum 1993), Growing Up Catholic: The Pursuit of Truth from
Tradition to Satisfaction (Lott 2007), and even Growing Up Empty: The Hunger ...

Author: May Friedman

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781442642973

Category: Social Science

Page: 266

View: 732

Stereotypes and cultural imperialism often provide a framework of fixed characteristics for postmodern life, yet fail to address the implications of questions such as, "Where are you from?" Growing Up Transnational challenges the assumptions behind this fixed framework to look at the interconnectivity, conflict, and contradictions within current discussions of identity and kinship. This collection offers a fresh, feminist perspective on family relations, identity politics, and cultural locations in a global era. Using an interdisciplinary approach from fields including gender studies, postcolonial theory, and literary theory, this volume questions the concept of hybridity and the tangible implications of assumed identities. The rich personal narratives of the authors explore hyphenated identities, hybridized families, and the challenges and rewards of lives on and beyond borders. The result is a new transnational sensibility that explores the redefinition of the self, the family, and the nation.
Categories: Social Science

Waking Up Catholic

Waking Up Catholic

A Guide to Catholic Beliefs for Converts, Reverts, and Anyone Becoming Catholic
Chad R. Torgerson. Introduction. Childhood. Dreams. Growing up, we often
dream of our careers as adults and who we will become. I dreamt that one day I ...

Author: Chad R. Torgerson

Publisher: Assisi Media

ISBN: 9780989531900

Category: Theology, Doctrinal

Page: 154

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Are you new to Catholicism and become a recent "Catholic convert"? Did you grow up Catholic and return as a "Catholic revert"? Are you interested in "becoming Catholic" for the first time? If you want to learn more about basic Catholic beliefs, Waking Up Catholic: A Guide to Catholic Beliefs for Converts, Reverts, and Anyone Becoming Catholic is the book for you. The depth of Catholic theology is one of its greatest beauties, but understanding it can be one of its greatest challenges. You have questions. Waking Up Catholic has answers. Learn about: How does Catholic Tradition fit in with Scripture? Why do we have a pope? Do Catholics "really" worship Mary? Why do Catholics pray to saints? Is Holy Communion just a symbol of Christ? What is the purpose of Confession? Do repetitious Catholic prayers really work? And more... Waking Up Catholic answers these questions, and more, from the perspective of someone who converted to Catholicism himself. Waking Up Catholic may be the first Catholic book you've ever read, but after you're done, it won't be the last.
Categories: Theology, Doctrinal

Growing Up in the West

Growing Up in the West

they weren't allowed to read the Bible in English, he didn't know much about
Catholics. ... to marry but had fancy women and children, they would let you
marry a Catholic girl only if you promised the kids would be brought up as Papes.

Author: Edwin Muir

Publisher: Canongate Books

ISBN: 9781847674708

Category: Fiction

Page: 737

View: 224

A man returns to France to unravel the truth about his father’s actions during WWII in “a novel of scope, substance and strength all too rare today” (Spectator). Widely acclaimed as Allan Massie’s finest novel, A Question of Loyalties explores the complexities of loyalty, nationality, and family legacy after the horrors of World War II. Rife with the anguish of hindsight and the irony of circumstance, this powerful book is “addictively narrated . . . Out of one broken man’s story evolves the weighty history and treachery of a whole era” (The Times). Etienne de Balafré, half French, half English, and raised in South Africa, returns to postwar France to unravel the tangled history of his father. Was Lucien de Balafré a patriot who served his country as best he could in difficult times, or a treacherous collaborator in the Vichy government? “I have no hesitation in calling it a major novel . . . Massie here has vigorously pushed back the narrowing boundaries of English fiction.” —Spectator
Categories: Fiction

When I Was Growing Up

When I Was Growing Up

I was growing up my Mom, Dot, and I were the only Catholics in Unionville. Dad
and Mom met when he was working as a chauffeur in New York City. Mom was
the oldest of a family of six children, three boys and three girls. Mom's name was

Author: Harold Keith

Publisher: Dorrance Publishing

ISBN: 9781434900296

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 152

View: 284

Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Oma Growing Up

Oma  Growing Up

... Judy, RoseAnn, Pat, Barbara, Linda, Mimi and Mary (yes, we grew into
friendship as we entered high school, and she was a lovely, ... She was my first
non-Catholic friend, and lived around the corner above a row of shops on Willard

Author: Janet Rose Fappiano Brady

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781450039444

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 158

View: 713

Janet frequently was asked by her curious grandchildren: “What was it like growing up, Oma, when you were a little girl?” She realized that as a 100% Italian American, she was obligated to teach her eleven “Chickies” about their proud heritage. Therefore, she decided to ensure that each Chickie should—and would—learn not only about Oma’s growing-up days, but also about heroic ancestors leaving their homeland and coming to America to make a better life for their yet-to-be-born progeny.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Growing Up Religious

Growing Up Religious

His choice of words is revealing : instead of saying he grew up Catholic , he says
he grew up “ with Catholicism . " He also says it was hard for him to connect
Catholicism with the rest of his life . “ When I was growing up with Catholicism , ”
he ...

Author: Gerhard R Andlinger Professor of Sociology and Director of the Center for the Study of Religion Robert Wuthnow

Publisher: Beacon Press (MA)

ISBN: UOM:39015046000280

Category: Religion

Page: 249

View: 955

Explores the religious habits, rituals, and memories of adult Americans in an attempt to understand the state of spirituality today
Categories: Religion

Growing Up Kennedy

Growing Up Kennedy

OF Robert and Ethel Kennedy . The children gather in a loose circle around their
parents ' huge bed . They are ready for bed and reasonably well scrubbed and ...

Author: Harrison Rainie

Publisher: Berkley Books

ISBN: 0425080358

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 918

Focuses on the lives, ambitions, and destiny of a third generation in the Kennedy dynasty and explains how recent history, media intrusion, and political, social, cultural, and ethical changes have influenced them
Categories: History

Growing up in Lee on the Solent

Growing up in Lee on the Solent

At that time, and indeed up to 1980, the Catholic Church at Lee consisted of an
old asbestos shedlike building on the site of the present church in South Place.
Even though not all families went to church, practically all families triedto keep ...

Author: John W Green

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 9781909183643

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 189

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John Green’s family moved to Lee-on-the-Solent just in time for the outbreak of war in 1939. For a seven-year-old, war sounded like an exciting adventure, but as he sheltered with his mother and sister under the stairs during an air-raid, someone said they thought they heard machine-gun fire. They all held their breath and listened, but the noise turned out to be the rhythmic rat-a-tat of his mother’s trembling knee knocking against the panelling. In this delightful memoir, John W Green describes what it was like to grow up in a ‘village of two halves’, with the western end inhabited by well-to-do families, and the eastern end by the people who served them. It was commonly thought that the shopkeepers reserved the better-quality groceries and nicer cuts of meat for the west-enders and for the officers’ hoity-toity wives. He vividly describes how he became a rebellious child, going bird-nesting, running wild in Court Barn, scrumping apples, collecting ammunition, scavenging on the Ranges, and ‘borrowing’ a boat to row on the Alver. As he grew up, his hang-outs changed and he met his friends ‘up the Tower’, at the Bluebird Café or in the amusement arcade. Despite his reputation for being a rebel, John followed in his father’s footsteps by joining the RAF before becoming a ‘Marconi man’ in the merchant navy, sailing to every corner of the world.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Queer and Catholic

Queer and Catholic

Preface. Amie's Preface Growing up Catholic has been both a blessing and a
curse for me. ... Catholic traditions filled my childhood with joyful memories that
none of my non-Catholic friends or colleagues share, and these
traditionshavehada ...

Author: Amie Evans

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135466565

Category: Social Science

Page: 384

View: 417

How does one reconcile the tension between the community of one’s own Catholic upbringing and a sexuality and gender identity that may be in conflict with some of the tenets of the faith – especially when one is a member of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Intersex community? Queer and Catholic offers a source of comfort to members of these communities, focusing on not only practicing Catholics, but also the entire experience of growing up Catholic. This unique book discusses Catholicism beyond its religiosity and considers its implications as a culture of origin. This widely varied and entertaining book pulls together a comprehensive collection of essays, stories, and poetry that together represent an honest and engaging reflection of being a queer person within the Catholic experience.
Categories: Social Science

Raised by the Church

Raised by the Church

The true story of a childhood spent in multiple religious institutions in postwar Brooklyn—and what it was like to enter the larger world as an adult.

Author: Edward Rohs

Publisher: Fordham Univ Press

ISBN: 9780823240241

Category: Religion

Page: 244

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The true story of a childhood spent in multiple religious institutions in postwar Brooklyn—and what it was like to enter the larger world as an adult. In 1946, Edward Rohs was left by his unwed parents at the Angel Guardian Home to be raised by the Sisters of Mercy. The Sisters hoped his parents would one day return for him. In time they married and had other children, but Ed’s parents never came back for him—and never signed the legal papers so he could be adopted by another family. Raised by the Church chronicles the life of a bright, mischievous boy raised in five institutions of the Catholic orphanage system in postwar Brooklyn, New York, from infancy until he was discharged in 1965. He was one of thousands taken in by Catholic institutions during the tumultuous post-WWII years: out-of-wedlock infants, children of fathers killed in the war, and children of parents in crisis. Ed describes the Sisters and Brothers who raised him, the food, his companions, and the Catholic community that provided social and emotional support. When Ed finally leaves, he has difficulty adjusting—but slowly assimilates into “normal” life, achieving an advanced degree and career success. He hides his upbringing out of shame and fear of others’ pity. But as he reflects on his youth and talks to the people who raised him, Ed begins to see a larger story intertwined with his own. With original research based on interviews with clergymen and nuns, archival data from the New York Archdiocese, and government records, Raised by the Church tells the social history of an era when hundreds of thousands of Baby Boomers passed through the orphanage system, and “reminds us that every generation is challenged to find ways to take care of children whose parents cannot do so” (Catholic News Service).
Categories: Religion

Life Death and Growing Up on the Western Front

Life  Death  and Growing Up on the Western Front

He admired Father Benedict Williamson, the Roman Catholic chaplain, known for
his incurable optimism. Carrying the Host with him always, he was ready with it in
need: 'the shellholes serve him as chapels'.91 Roman Catholic chaplains ...

Author: Anthony Fletcher

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300198560

Category: History

Page: 352

View: 262

DIV This book was inspired by the author’s discovery of an extraordinary cache of letters from a soldier who was killed on the Western Front during the First World War. The soldier was his grandfather, and the letters had been tucked away, unread and unmentioned for many decades. Intrigued by the heartbreak and history of these family letters, Fletcher sought out the correspondence of other British soldiers who had volunteered for the fight against Germany. This resulting volume offers a vivid account of the physical and emotional experiences of seventeen British soldiers whose letters survive. Drawn from different regiments, social backgrounds, and areas of England and Scotland, they include twelve officers and five ordinary “Tommies.”/div DIV /div DIV The book explores the training, journey to France, fear, shellshock, and life in the trenches as well as the leisure, love, and home leave the soldiers dreamed of. Fletcher discusses the psychological responses of 17- and 18-year-old men facing appalling realities and considers the particular pressures on those who survived their fallen comrades. While acknowledging the horror and futility the soldiers of the Great War experienced, the author shows another side to the story, focusing new attention on the loyal comradeship, robust humor, and strong morale that uplifted the men at the Front and created a powerful bond among them./div
Categories: History

Growing Good Catholic Girls

Growing Good Catholic Girls

Sacred symbols CATHOLICS HAD SAINTS for every occasion : Saint Christopher
for protection when travelling ; Saint ... Catholic children in the 1940s and 1950s
grew up with pictures of angels , saints , Jesus and Mary , and the founder or ...

Author: Christine Trimingham Jack

Publisher: Melbourne Univ. Publishing

ISBN: 0522850553

Category: Social Science

Page: 133

View: 874

"Based on interviews with young Australian girls who lived in Sacred Heart convent boarding schools between 1940 and 1965, this illuminating study provides insight into the Catholic model of education before Vatican II, when obedience, conformity, and repression were used to teach young girls how to be ladies and become “good.” The school's social order and the ways that students responded to the regimen of study and religion are explored. The narratives of one particular school provide a critique of gender fashioning, traditional Catholic symbols and myths, and effective methods of education."
Categories: Social Science