I was not there last night, where new kinds of Bronx cheers must have been heard when Cardinal Dolan of New York and Stephen Colbert of Comedy Central’s “Colbert Report” met at Fordham University. Their host was Rev. James Martin, SJ, a lover of good humor and author of “Between Heaven and Mirth.”
Here are a couple of paragraphs from Jim’s post at “America” magazine this morning and a link to the whole thing. Jim also explains why there was no television coverage. Alas.
If you were in the Bronx last night, that rumbling sound you heard was not an earthquake, or even an especially loud subway car rolling past, it was the sound of 3,000 Fordham students, faculty, Jesuits and guests cheering for Timothy Cardinal Dolan, the archbishop of New York, and Stephen Colbert, the host of “The Colbert Report,” who met for a much-anticipated conversation about the place of joy and humor in the spiritual life. Fordham had invited me to moderate the discussion, called “The Cardinal and Colbert,” which I was delighted to do. Actually, “delighted” is an understatement. “Overjoyed” is better, and in this case entirely appropriate.
Continue reading the blog post here
Fr. Dave Dwyer of the “Busted Halo Show” on Sirius radio posted a short video of the opening on Facebook (it may take years to download it from Facebook and repost it so check it out on his page.
Here’s a photo Dave took and posted as well. Not bad for a radio guy – laughter in motion
This event is not about movies but it sure is about communication and culture. Smile!