The Cardinal & Colbert


Last night, Cardinal Dolan brought joy, youthfulness, and humor to Catholicism in a big mainstream way. He sat down and talked to well-known Catholic comedian Stephen Colbert about his new e-book, Praying in Rome: Reflections on the Conclave and Electing Pope Francis, and Pope Francis’ comments about homosexuality.

It seems that Cardinal Dolan is leading when it comes to the new evangelization. Watch for yourself.


Categories:New Evangelization Pope Francis

  • Shawn

    Everybody needs to remember that Colbert openly mocks Catholics on his show. It’s time to wake up and stop giving him praise.

  • Susan

    Praised be Jesus Christ… Now & Forever !!!

  • Greg Aitchison

    My guess is that no one reading this blog ACTUALLY knows Stephen Colbert. He may teach Sunday school and be a big cafeteria Catholic jerk. Or he may teach Sunday school and be an undercover Catholic comedian saint. Either way, I think we’re just wasting our time trying to condemn or canonize him with the little bit of actual personal knowledge of Colbert’s day-to-day life (though I certainly hope he’s a saint through and through!).

  • Mark Connolly

    My understanding is that Colbert actually teaches a Sunday School class at his church. Unable to verify, but that’s what I read one day on a Catholic Blog.

  • Stacy

    I think Colbert hit the nail on the head with his questions. There is truth in humor. Cardinal Dolan didn’t sufficiently answer the questions on ecumenism and homosexuality. The Pope is supposed to clarify moral issues, not muddy the waters.

    • Seminarian Sister

      In response to your quandry about insufficient answers to ecumenism and homosexuality, I would like to suggest that you consider the traditional teachings of the church, which are based on tradition and the bible (documented teaches of christ). The story of Sodom and Gomorrah indicates how the old testament felt about homosexuality, look it up. When the Pope says “who am I to judge”, it is because the Catholic Church has made a decision on homosexuality and same-sex marriage. Marriage, as sanctioned by God, is between a man and a woman (to procreate the earth). It is also considered a sin to be engaged in sexual activity outside of wedlock. Therefore, homosexuality, where there is no marriage, is considered a sin not necessarily because it is man and man or woman and woman, but because it is outside of marriage.

      I know, curse words to many out there, but who are we to decide that God should change with the times. As Catholics, it is our responsibility to not let the times change us.

  • Nathalie

    I wouldn’t call Colbert a Catholic comedian, as if his comedy comes from a Catholic point of view. He is a comedian (who I still find very funny) who grew up Catholic. Remains to be seen if he actually practices these days.

    • Edison

      Excellent comment! Agreed! He may be a CINO (Catholic In Name Only).

    • Jaybird

      He does practice. Your remark was snarky.

      • nick

        He actually IS a practicing Catholic to this day.

      • Mathguy

        Sometimes a person can practice something and still not be very good at it.

        • M

          Well, we are all bad at it. Thank God for confession and God’s mercy.

          It’s the continuous struggle and our inner disposition that counts. Since we can’t see inside other people’s souls then we shouldn’t judge on how “good or bad” of a Catholic we perceive them to be. Don’t you think?

        • Logan

          Arent we all not good at being catholic? Isnt that what the church is about? Changing who we are to be better Catholics to be better Christians. Sure he may not seem as good of a Catholic as Cardinal Dolan is but he is Catholic and is practicing the faith. He has always expressed his faith very well in his show (as much as I have seen of him) and I think he is an awesome guy.

    • Jack

      Well, he teaches Sunday school at his parish, wears a scapular… sounds Catholic to me. His intentions seem to be in the right place.

    • Pat

      Funny how people are all judging Colbert right after what Cardinal Dolan said about judging in the video.



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