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.
 
 
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June 24, 2010 - PRLog -- Winona, MN.  June 24, 2010 -- The Minnesota based theologian and blog author named "The Ironic Catholic" has published Dear Communion of Saints: amusingly apt advice for foolish Christians, a parody that imagines what would happen if an advice column such as "Dear Abby" were written by the saints.  

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/ironiccatholic#!/pages/Dear-Commu...) and twitter . The book may be purchased as an ebook via Smashwords at http://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/ironiccatholic .  

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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About theironiccatholic.com: the Ironic Catholic is a popular Catholic blog that affectionately pokes fun at the foibles and challenges of the Catholic Church. Written by a mystery academic and theologian, the blog has been putting the "ic" in Catholic since 2006.
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