Catholic Hipster: The Next Level: How Some Awesomely Obscure Stuff Helps Us Live Our Faith with Passion

Catholic Hipster: The Next Level: How Some Awesomely Obscure Stuff Helps Us Live Our Faith with Passion

by Tommy Tighe

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Do you have what it takes to become a next-level Catholic hipster?

Building on the overwhelming popularity of The Catholic Hipster Handbook, Tommy Tighe is back with a new cast of fellow hipsters—including Haley Stewart, Samantha Povlock, Matthew Sewell, Fr. Damian Ferrence, and Patrick Neve—to share overlooked saints, forgotten prayers, and profound practices that define the countercultural Catholic lifestyle, inspiring you to live your faith in radical ways.

The Catholic Hipster Handbook successfully defined Catholic cool. In Catholic Hipster: The Next Level, editor Tommy Tighe and his squad of hipsters delve even deeper into the Church’s countercultural 2,000-year history and kick it up a notch by helping you answer the call to act on your beliefs.

The book is divided into three parts that challenge you to live the theological virtues of faith, hope, and love. Each contributor introduces a forgotten saint and prayer and provides a suggestion for living the beautiful quirkiness of the Catholic faith. Topics include:

  • bringing Catholic Twitter into the real world
  • understanding Catholic feminism
  • exploring third orders as extreme hipster Catholicism
  • making a Flannery O’Connor pilgrimage
  • looking at J. R. R. Tolkien as an early Catholic hipster
  • debating praise and worship music versus traditional organ music

Covering the intellectual, practical, and intrinsically hipster, Catholic Hipster: The Next Level has something for everyone. Whether you want to be challenged, called to serve, or shown something new about your faith, you’ll end up embracing all that’s cool about Catholicism and having a more personal relationship with Christ and his Church.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781594719202
Publisher: Ave Maria Press
Publication date: 11/08/2019
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 413,047
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Tommy Tighe is a marriage and family therapist, creator of the Saint Dymphna’s Playbook podcast, and the cohost of Repent and Submit on CatholicTV. He is the author of The Catholic Hipster Handbook, The Catholic Hipster: The Next Level, and #BlessedMother. He is the coauthor of How To: Catholic Family and Catholic Funny Fill-ins with his wife Karen.

Tighe has appeared on Relevant Radio, EWTN Radio, and The Catholic Channel on SiriusXM Radio—the station that runs his podcast The Chimney. He has contributed to publications including Angelus News, Catholic Herald,, Aleteia, and Catholic Digest.

He lives with his family in the San Francisco Bay area of California.

Table of Contents

Introduction xi

Part 1 Living with Faith 1

Honor the Sabbath: Learning to Pause the Noise in Our Lives to Hear God Sr. Brittany Harrison, F.M.A 3

Healing the Sick and Raising the Dead: Just Your Average Catholic Hipster Jackie Francois Angel 7

Jesus, I Trust in You (Easier Said than Done) Katie Prejean McGrady 11

Observing Ember Days Haley Stewart 15

First Mass, Last Mass, Only Mass Julie Lai 19

Third Orders: Extreme Hipster Catholicism Holly Vaughan 23

There's More than One Way to Pray a Rosary Tommy Tighe 27

The Song of Songs: The Mass in the Old Testament Patrick Neve 33

J. R. R. Tolkien: Catholic Hipster Kaitlyn Facista 39

Guitars and Organs Matthew Sewell 45

Deck the Halls with Weird Old Testament Ornaments, Fa La La La La, La La La La Katie Prejean McGrady 49

Lectio Divina: The Art of Sacred Reading Holly Vaughan 53

Fasting: Not Just for Diets Sr. Brittany Harrison, F.M.A 57

Part 2 Living with Hope 63

They Don't Call Us a Universal Church for Nothing! Julie Lai 65

Bringing Catholic Twitter into the Real World Tommy Tighe 69

Punk Rock Catholicism (aka Tattoos) Theresa Zoe Williams 73

Becoming Inklings Kaitlyn Facista 79

Human Formation for Every Catholic Fr. Damian Ference 85

I've Got That Grief, Grief, Grief, Grief Down in My Heart Tommy Tighe 89

Catholic Feminism (aka Things Popes Said That No One Talks About) Samantha Povlock 95

The Early Church Was the Catholic Church Holly Vaughan 99

You Must Wait Three Days to See the Pope Matthew Sewell 103

Chalk on the Door: House Blessings Katie Prejean McGrady 109

Social Justice in Every Sip Tommy Tighe 113

Getting into the Spirit of Michaelmas Haley Stewart 117

Servant Royalty Theresa Zoe Williams 121

Part 3 Living with Love 129

Hipster Mom: Working Catholic Mom of Nine Jackie Francois Angel 131

The Art of Accompaniment: Journeying with Others in Faith Sr. Brittany Harrison, F.M.A 135

The Catholic Worker Ethic Tommy Tighe 139

I'm Not a Regular Catholic; I'm a Cool (and Prideful) Catholic Julie Lai 145

The Catholic Idea That's Key to Gender Equality Samantha Povlock 151

How to Make a Flannery O'Connor Pilgrimage Fr. Damian Ference 157

Catholic Bees Haley Stewart 163

NFP, Yeah You Know Me Tommy Tighe 167

Co-Creating with God Theresa Zoe Williams 171

Making All Things New Matthew Sewell 177

St. Andrew, an Apostle before It Was Cool Patrick Neve 181

Attraction: Hormones Meet Theology Jackie Francois Angel 185

Heroic Friendship Kaitlyn Facista 189

Conclusion 195

Acknowledgments 197

Notes 199

About the Contributors 205

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