Colbert the Catechist

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Saint Stephen of Comedy Central takes on Garry Wills, a terrific and maddening writer and historian — and confessed Catholic — who may be veering perilously close to caricature these days. He has a new book out, “Why Priests? A Failed Tradition,” and an Op-Ed in the New York Times arguing that Catholics who look […]

  • Joe

    The Eucharist remains in one’s body for approx. 15 mins.

  • Greg Metzger

    Agreed. It was a great moment and surely one that Wills was not prepared for.

  • Richard schrader

    Actually Wills, an American treasure for his historical works alone, more than holds his own against the always feisty Colbert. Stephen gave Gary a much harder time during the interview for Bomb Power in 2010, stubbornly attacking the book’s premise that war powers ought to transition back to Congress, per the intention of our Founders. I did appreciate Colbert’s easy facility with New Testament sound bites.