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New Catholic Satire Gets Faithful To Laugh, Think
What if Dear Abby were a saint? The Ironic Catholic website has published a parody, Dear Communion of Saints: amusingly apt advice for foolish Christians. The tough-love answers try to get Catholics to laugh at themselves in foolish situations.
The e-book is based on a series from the popular comic website, where run of the mill Christians ask preposterous questions of the Communion of Saints, such as "Is it a sin to substitute carob for chocolate in one's Lenten fast?" and "Can I ask the priest presiding at our wedding to serenade us during the big kiss?" The book turns the American self-help culture on its head and provides tough love wisdom and wit in an affectionate and humorous format.
"At a difficult time in the Church and in our economic life, humor can be a healthy release," says the mystery author. "It's not an escape but a way to laugh at ourselves and remember that humor may be our second greatest strength."
On June 28, 2010, there is an online book launch party on facebook (http://www.facebook.com/
The Ironic Catholic is a systematic theologian teaching at a small Catholic university in the upper Midwest. She is a married mother of four and has been writing parody and light satire under the pen name "The Ironic Catholic" for four years at http://www.ironiccatholic.com .
Contact for interview:
The Ironic Catholic
ironiccatholic at yahoo dot com
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