And the Catholic League’s on it.
On September 16 the popular political satirist, whose Daily Show appears on Comedy Central, did a report about Pope Francis and the Catholic Church. He had only good things to say about the new pope; the Huffington Post, in fact, published the video under the headline “Jon Stewart LOVES Pope Francis”.
But The Catholic League thought he should have stopped there:
Here is what he said next: “What, exactly, of Catholicism is left? I mean, you take away Jesus and celibacy—Catholic Church is just an ordinary restaurant that only serves wafers.” At this point, a woman is shown receiving Communion. This is followed by several obscenities.
They need to hire some practicing Catholics at “The Daily Show.” Someone needs to tell Stewart the difference between joking about celibacy and ridiculing the heart and soul of Catholicism. I am assuming, of course, that that would make a difference.
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