Growing Up Catholic: An Infinitely Funny Guide for the Faithful, the Fallen, and Everyone In-Between

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Broadway Books, 2000 - Humor - 220 pages
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The original edition ofGrowing Up Catholic, along with its sequels, struck a heavenly chord with a generation of 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 threeGrowing Up Catholicbooks, along with many all-new features, such as:

Jubilee 2000: Not Your Average Birthday Party
Father Phil: Confessor to the Sopranos
Who Will Be The Next Pope?: A Handicapper's Guide
Ansubstantiationtray: Can't Anybody Here Speak Latin Anymore?

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 Catholiccelebrates in a lighthearted way the funny and sublime side of day-to-day Catholic life.


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Growing up Catholic The Commemorative Catholic Jubilee Edition by Mary Jane Frances Cavolina Jeffrey Allen Joseph Stone Maureen Ann Teresa Kelly and Richard Glen Michael Davis You have got to be a ... Read full review

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At this remove in time, this book returns the reader to the period when the adult, not the teenager, had the moral and sociological high ground. The amount of simple ageism, and the criticism of ... Read full review


Introduction to the Jubilee Appropriate Names for Catholic
The Difierences Between God What ls llmug with 1ris
A Pop Quiz I2 The May Procession
A Catholic Womanfs Rhytlzm Is It a Bird?
The Mass Ordinary
Four More Years 48 Seek and Ye Shall Find
The Parish as Family 56 Dear Abbey
Nun oftre Above I04 Other NonCatholics
The Holidays 109 People We re Glad Arent
How They Elect the Pope by Heaven
Tllellllltl IZ s I22 Limbo
Liturgically Correct 190 Gonna Take a Miracle
Priests We Have Known 163 An Unofficial Whos
The Way We Were I 76 Has Gone Too

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Mary Jane Frances Cavolina was born in 1954 and grew up in the Bayside section of Queens, New York, where she attended Sacred Heart School. A model student, Jane once received a prayer book for never turning her head during Mass. She attended St. Mary's Girls' High School, where she perfected her understanding of the concept of purgatory, and went on to receive a B.A. Honors degre from Hunter College. Jane is the coauthor, with her sister Ellen Cavolina, of How to Really Watch The Godfather. She lives in Lambertville, New Jersey.

Jeffrey Allen Joseph Stone was born in Providence, Rhode Island, in 1966 and grew up in Westbrook and Gorman, Maine. He was baptized at an Italian parish in Providence, despite the fact that an associate pastor contended that neither "Jeffrey" nor "Allen" was a saint's name. Among his coauthors, Jeff is the only "public"--a public school student who attended CCD classes at a Catholic school on Saturdays and was accused, along with his fellow CCDers, of messing up the parochial kids' desks. Jeff graduated magna cum laude from Brown University in 1977. Now living in New York City, he is a coauthor of Treasures of the Aquarians and What Color Is Your Toothbrush?

Maureen Anne Teresa Kelly was born in 1957 and was baptized at Most Precious Blood Church in Denver. Her first confession was said at St. Pius X Church in Dallas, and she received her first Holy Communion at Holy Ghost Church in Houston. In parochial school she won a glow-in-the-dark plastic Madonna for selling Holy Childhood Christmas Seals and was a member of the Junior Altar Rosary Society, an organization of young Catholic girls dedicated to straightening church pews and dusting kneelers. She went on to St. Agnes Academy in Houston and Randolph-Macon Woman's College in Lynchburg, Virginia. A coauthor of Working in France, she lives in Pittsburgh.

Richard Glen Michael Davis was born in 1953 and was baptized at St. Valentine's Church in Cicero, Illinois. After attending Sacred Heart, St. Elizabeth of Hungary, Mary Queen of Heaven, and Christ the King schools, he graduated from Montini High School--Montini being the surname of Pope Paul VI--and went on to receive a B.A. from the University of Illinois. Richard, who lives in Glendale, California, is a coauthor of Treasures of the Aquarians and What Color Is Your Toothbrush? He has written for the Los Angeles Times magazine, the Los Angeles Times and other publications.

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