The Ironic Catholic


Just like G.K. Chesterton, without the insight, depth, humor, or talent.

Oh, more than that? I am a 40-something Catholic systematic theologian and college professor, wife and mother of five, who moonlights as a humorist at The Ironic Catholic website. I love the Church, I love the saints, I love to laugh, and I love to teach. I got to do all four in these books.

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Felon Blames 1970s Church Architecture for Life of Sin: The Ironic Catholic News, Vol. I
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 12,960. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Catholicism, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
In the style of The Onion, Stephen Colbert, and occasionally Jonathan Swift, the writer of "The Ironic Catholic" website offers light satirical takes on the world of Catholic news. The fake news stories (Attendees of Flannery O'Connor Conference Meet Dire End, Tired Mother Announces 'Come and See' Weekend, Re-gifting Chia Pets Not Considered Lenten Sacrifice, etc.) both entertain and teach.
Dear Communion of Saints: amusingly apt advice for foolish Christians
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,950. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Religious, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
What if "Dear Abby" were a saint? The popular satire and parody website, The Ironic Catholic, takes all the foolish questions we stumbling Christians have offers them to the great Catholic saints, who provide tough-love wisdom, insight, and considerable humor.

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  • The Sinner's Guide to Natural Family Planning on Oct. 12, 2013

    This is an amazing book. Anyone who has read Simcha Fisher's blogs at Patheos and National Catholic Register knows she is funny and insightful, so reading anything longer than 1000 words is a treat. But this not just is also a practical and deeply spiritual look at what happens when a couple takes practicing Natural Family Planning seriously. She is candid (maybe a little too candid for some, but we're all adults here, right?), witty, very non-judgmental, and has some fantastic insights into what makes NFP challenging...and what is the difference between the "good character-building challenges" and the "um, you're not approaching this correctly and making it 1000% worse challenges." Seriously, I think every married couple (especially Catholic, but maybe everyone! This is about the nature of sex, people, it's a universal!) should read this book. Pastors too. It's that good, and there is nothing else out there like it.