Still Catholic After All These Fears

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August House Publishers, 2006 - Biography & Autobiography - 222 pages
In his Apologetics class at Monsignor Bonner High School, Ed Stivender, designated clown, crossed Father McGinnis once too often. His punishment: a debate whose topic was The Existence of God. His assignment: the argument against it. What's a good Catholic to do when a task sets the two great directives of his upbringing to affirm his faith, and to perform well in the classroom in opposition? Young Edward's solution would foretell his future as a performing storyteller who recalls with affection the challenges of growing up Catholic. In a cycle of twelve autobiographical stories, Stivender details with wit, humor, and precision a faith journey through the obstacles change imposes."

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STILL CATHOLIC: After All These Fears

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Storyteller and entertainer Stivender offers more affectionate glimpses of his Irish-Catholic upbringing in Philadelphia in the late 1950s and early '60s. The 12 chapters of this sequel to Raised ... Read full review


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Ed Stivender Bio: Ed has fabulated his way around the globe --appearing in schools, churches, coffeehouses and theaters, as well as at major storytelling festivals. He has been a featured performer at the National Storytelling Festival, the Cape Clear Island International Storytelling Festival in Ireland, Graz Festival, Austria and the Philadelphia Folk Festival. His unique brand of "affectionate humor" about the challenges of faith and adolescence has been compared favorably to Robin Williams and George Carlin.

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