Stephen Colbert on Pope Francis, Cardinal Dolan and (of course) Stephen Colbert

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New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan (right) and Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert together again for the third time at the annual Al Smith dinner on Thursday night (Oct. 18) at the Waldorf Astoria in New York. RNS photo by David Gibson

New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan (right) and Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert together again for the third time at the annual Al Smith dinner on Thursday night (Oct. 18) at the Waldorf Astoria in New York. RNS photo by David Gibson

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NEW YORK (RNS) “If Pope Francis were throwing tonight’s party we wouldn’t be in white tie at the Waldorf. We’d be in sweat pants crammed into a corner booth at the IHOP.”

  • I am a huge Stephen Colbert fan, and I’m happy he is still allowed in Roman Catholic circles despite his liberal views. I did not find such welcome. Perhaps if I were famous and had a better sense of humor…

  • Gordon Sinclair

    I maintain that Pope Francis is America’s favorite catholic. You two will have to settle for second and third.
    By the way, what is wrong with being modest? Not a bad trait for a few of our Bishops to strive for. I feel we have some very anxious Bishops in the country, as it seems Pope Francis is wanting them to act more like pastors, than politcians.

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