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Cardinal Timothy Dolan and Stephen Colbert to Star in Catholic Comedy Slam

posted on July 26, 2012

New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan and Comedy Central’s Stephen Colbert will host “a panel on faith and humor this September at Fordham University in the Bronx, N.Y.,” reports Religion News Service’s David Gibson. Both men are known for their humor, and Colbert is a lifelong Catholic who teaches Sunday school, “a far cry from the right-wing blunderbuss he portrays on his popular cable show,” writes Gibson. Cardinal Dolan says the purpose of the event is to challenge “the caricature of the Catholic Church as crabby, nay-saying, [and] down in the dumps.” “I’m thinking if there is anything that should be upbeat, affirming, positive, joyful, it should be people of faith,” explains the Cardinal. 

Read at Religion News Service