Before Stephen Colbert met the Cardinal …

…he met the Deacon. Longtime readers will remember this snapshot, from CBS in 2007. Colbert had broken his wrist.  While recovering, he got several TV anchors (including Katie Couric) to sign his cast, and later sold it for charity. [Read more...]

Dolan and Colbert yuck it up at Fordham

A few reporters squeezed into the hall and one of them was from the New York Times: The evening was billed as an opportunity to hear two Catholic celebrities discuss how joy and humor infuse their spiritual lives. They both delivered, with surprises and zingers that began the moment the two walked onstage. Mr. Colbert [Read More...]

Cardinal Dolan on humor, joy and the spiritual life

He appeared at Fordham University last night, in a conversation with Stephen Colbert that was moderated by Fr. James Martin, SJ.  Here’s part of the cardinal’s opening remarks: My assignment was to share with you for a few moments what you might call the theological reasons for laughter. Why would a person of faith be [Read More...]

Stephen Colbert: “The deliverance God offers you from pain is not no pain…”

“I’m not bitter about what happened to me as a child, and my mother was instrumental in keeping me from being so. She taught me to be grateful for my life regardless of what that entailed, and that’s directly related to the image of Christ on the cross and the example of sacrifice that he [Read More...]

Stephen Colbert: "Service is love made visible"

That’s just part of his very fine (and surprisingly Catholic) commencement speech at his alma mater, Northwestern University. Check it out below.  H/T U.S Catholic. They point out that he gets to the heart of the matter around the 16:00 mark. [Read more...]


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