October 9, 2013

The 12 best Catholic quips from Stephen Colbert, the ‘pope of basic cable’

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Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert has used his "Colbert Report" to gently make fun of religion and religious institutions, even as he remains a man of deep and devout Catholic faith.  Photo courtesy Scott Gries/Comedy Central

Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert has used his "Colbert Report" to gently make fun of religion and religious institutions, even as he remains a man of deep and devout Catholic faith. Photo courtesy Scott Gries/Comedy Central

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NEW YORK (RNS) Comedy Central’s Stephen Colbert will headline the famed Al Smith Dinner to raise funds for Catholic charities. Colbert frequently riffs on his Catholic faith on his show, and here we collect his best Catholic quips.