Edgy Catholic is meant to appeal across religious lines, and to be enjoyed by most anyone, but to have a Catholic worldview. It is typically not openly preachy, and emphasizes a compelling story, rather than overt evangelization. The Catholicism may be hidden and symbolic, as in Tolkien's, The Lord of the Rings, or more overt, as in Greene's. The End of the Affair, but it has to be there, if it is Edgy Catholic. But, as is clear from these very different works, the label can apply to most any genre.
Hi, I'm Joseph Cillo, Jr.
When I considered what exactly I seemed to be up to when I started writing, it became apparent that I was not particularly interested in creating a series within a genre, which is an eminently more sensible approach. I was instead beginning a journey to see if I could embed my Catholic values into quality works in a number of different genres, particularly targeted at adults, or at least, teens and above. I call this new grouping, genre, multiple sub-genre, or whatever, "Edgy Catholic." The most basic definition is fiction from a Catholic perspective, not meant for the whole family, which may include significant mature elements of sex and violence, but where sin is always sin, and evil is evil, no matter how graphically it is displayed or described.
Meet the Team
Meet our wonderful, imaginary team! These wonderful people give their all (which is nothing because they don't actually exist, and came as part of the wordpress template) to make EdgyCatholic.com as edgy and as Catholic as it can be!
Founder & CEO
Well, not exactly. But she would be indispensable, if she were really a person, and not just some picture that came with the WordPress template! Doesn't she look indispensable?
I was hoping we could get an imaginary Vice President who did not look like he just got out of prison, but here at edgyCatholic.com, we believe in second chances for our imaginary staff! Of course, he only looks like he just got out of imaginary prison. I'm sure he's a dedicated family man, with a beautiful imaginary wife, and several imaginary kids!
This is the imaginary guy who is totally responsible for the fact that we are completely broke! Our financial woes are all too real, though our imaginary CFO actually had nothing to do with it. But, we were thinking it might be time to let him go, since we are running out of imaginary money to pay him, and it would be all his fault, if he existed!
Get a FREE EBook version of Blind Prophet, Episode 1: A Prophet Is Born, as an example of the Edgy-Catholic genre. It's got lots of pictures and is easy to read, and is a quick way to sample the genre.