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“On ‘The View,’ Stephen Colbert presented the Cross…”

posted by jmcgee

Stephen Colbert’s Catholicism continues to grab attention. The latest, from Kathryn Jean Lopez: “I hope that applause is for my mother’s womb.” I certainly enjoyed when Stephen Colbert slipped that in during a recent appearance on ABC’s The View. The […]

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Stephen Colbert: “I love my church”

posted by jmcgee

The good people at the Religion News Service have discovered something a lot of us have known for a while: MCPF (My Close Personal Friend) Stephen Colbert is, indeed, a good Catholic boy: Colbert has said that he attends church, […]

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Colbert on faith

posted by jmcgee

For various people who have wondered about the man’s religious devotion — especially in light of his recent testimony before Congress — I found this snip from an interview in 2009: Would your family all sing carols on Christmas Eve? […]

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Stephen Colbert cites Matthew 25

posted by jmcgee

His now-famous — and infamous — testimony on Capitol Hill included one surprising moment when, it seems, he broke character and quoted this scripture passage. Colbert teaches Sunday school at his Catholic parish Montclaire, New Jersey. It’s nice to see […]

Colbert on “The Father, Son and Holy G”

posted by jmcgee

Well, it’s been a while since MCPF Stephen Colbert appeared on The Bench, but I’m delighted to bring him back for a special salute to my Boston siblings in Electronic Evangelization, Catholic TV. Take it away, Steve. The Colbert Report […]

“There’s more important things in life than what’s for lunch”

posted by jmcgee

This is just priceless: Stephen Colbert chatting with the Vatican astronomer, Jesuit Brother Guy Consolmagno, about extraterrestrial life.  The Colbert Report Mon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c Gold, Frankincense and Mars – Guy Consolmagno www.colbertnation.com Colbert Report Full Episodes Political […]

“Open the gates before him, lift up your voices…”

posted by jmcgee

I posted this eons ago, back at my old blog site, but it seems a good time to revisit this classic from My Close Personal Friend (MCPF) Stephen Colbert. Happy Feast of Christ the King, y’all.

“Come on in, the water’s holy!”

posted by jmcgee

Check out this classic Colbert from earlier in the week. MCPF Stephen Colbert on the pope: “He’s like a flying squirrel.” You have to see it. Enjoy.

“Thanks, Jews!”

posted by jmcgee

That’s what the “T” of the cross really means, doesn’t it? Check out this priceless Stephen Colbert take-down of Justice Antonin Scalia. And a grateful h/t to my new blog neighbor Michelle McGinty. (For those who are new to my […]

Jon Stewart, prophet

posted by deacon greg kandra

If true, what does that make MCPF Stephen Colbert? Anyway: the scoop on Stewart, from David Waters in the Washington Post: In the July issue of Sojourners magazine, the Rev. Jim Wallis calls the Daily Show’s Jon Stewart a prophet. […]

“God does not likes puns, sir”

posted by deacon greg kandra

I missed this last week — I was otherwise engaged — but it’s Must See TV, from MCPF Stephen Colbert.  Enjoy!  The Colbert Report Mon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c Bart Ehrman colbertnation.com Colbert Report Full Episodes Political Humor NASA […]

“The near occasion of cynicism”

posted by deacon greg kandra

That’s how a woman by the name of Heidi Schlumpf refers to MCPF Stephen Colbert in this essay from NCR: I enjoy satire as much, or maybe even more, than the average person. I even guiltily laughed at The Onion’s […]

“Speaking of the Almighty…”

posted by deacon greg kandra

One FOB (Friend of the Bench) visits MCPF (My Close Personal Friend) Stephen Colbert. Enjoy. The Colbert ReportMon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c Turning to Religion – Jim Martin Colbert Report Full EpisodesFunny Political News Christian Bale ParodyJoke of the […]

Did God rig the Super Bowl?

posted by deacon greg kandra

For those who may have missed it, MCPF’s insightful analysis of that question, and some others: The Colbert ReportMon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c Yahweh or No Way – The Super Bowl Colbert Report Full EpisodesFunny Political News Christian Bale […]

Tip of the mitre, wag of the crosier!

posted by deacon greg kandra

It turns out one of the names being mentioned for Archbishop of New York is MCPF. Personally, I don’t think he’s Irish enough.

Another Christmas song

posted by deacon greg kandra

Everyone else is cranking them out now — over two weeks before the Main Event (or, shall we say, Manger Event) — so why shouldn’t MCPF Stephen Colbert? This is priceless. From his recent TV special. Enjoy. The Colbert ReportMon […]

Set your TiVo

posted by deacon greg kandra

Or, if you prefer, just be a dasher (like the reindeer, ha!) and head to the store next week for a new Christmas special by MCPF Stephen Colbert: The permanently suit-clad Stephen Colbert has traded in his pinstripes for a […]

Stephen Colbert wags his finger at the pope!

posted by deacon greg kandra

MCPF takes His Holiness to the woodshed.

Truthiness triumphant

posted by Deacon Greg Kandra

Well, hearty congratulations to MCPF Stephen Colbert, for his victory tonight at the Emmy Awards. Stephen (and a few of his helper elves) won the award for Outstanding Writing For A Variety, Music Or Comedy Program. (Couldn’t those dunderheads at […]

“Does that mean Sarah Palin is Mary Magdalene?”

posted by Deacon Greg Kandra

For the answer to that and other provocative questions, check out this very amusing conversation between My Close Personal Friend (MCPF) Stephen Colbert and Dr. Peter Gomes, on the “scandalous gospel” of Jesus. Enjoy.

“Take up your remote control and follow me”

posted by deacon greg kandra

It’s been a while since I found something blog-worthy in the world of MCPF Stephen Colbert. So I was delighted to surf around this morning and find this choice nugget, about his recent address at Princeton: There are two Stephen […]

Stephen Colbert and Anne Lamott seek grace, eventually

posted by Deacon Greg Kandra

This is pretty damn funny. I wasn’t wild about Lamott’s last book, Grace, Eventually, but her first spiritual memoir, Traveling Mercies is a wondrous and hopeful and often hilarious collection of essays about her search for salvation as a recovering […]

“Papal cheesy”

posted by Deacon Greg Kandra

MCPF Stephen Colbert turned to another CPF of Your Humble Blogger, Fr. James Martin, SJ last night for some analysis on the pope. And it was delightful. Click and watch and enjoy. These two should go on the road.

“I teach Sunday school, mother******”

posted by Deacon Greg Kandra

This has been making the rounds on the internet, and it’s classic: MCPF Stephen Colbert has a little smackdown with someone who is both creepy and funny.

Some of my best friends are heretics

posted by Deacon Greg Kandra

MCPF Stephen Colbert had a friendly chat with the governor of his home state the other day, and revealed some of the key differences between Catholics and Protestants. (A jolly tip of the jester’s cap to Diane at The Word: […]

Hanging Stephen Colbert

posted by deacon greg kandra

As many of you may have noticed, MCPF Stephen Colbert is finally back on the air. Once again, all is right with the world. And he’s been getting some nice buzz in Washington from, of all places, the Smithsonian: From […]

Automatic confession?

posted by Deacon Greg Kandra

With his writers on strike, MCPF Stephen Colbert has had to resort to re-runs. Which means the merry bloggers at Catholic Colbert are desperate for funny Catholic material. They found this, and sent it my way. Enjoy.

Keep hope alive!

posted by deacon greg kandra

Despite his recent electoral nosedive in the presidential race, MCPF Stephen Colbert is still very much in the game. It ain’t over yet: Stephen Colbert may have abandoned his brief bid for the White House, but he ended up in […]

Give this man an extra ration of rum

posted by Deacon Greg Kandra

I was delighted to notice this exceptional and insightful and brilliant piece of Colbertiana in First Things. The author, Nathaniel Peters, clearly grasps the profound social and cultural significance of My Close Personal Friend, Stephen Colbert, and places him in […]

“It is time for this nation to heal”

posted by deacon greg kandra

A political tragedy seems to be unfolding, even as I type: MCPF Stephen Colbert has reached into the ring and taken back his hat. The race is over. Or so claims the traditionally-hostile-to-Catholics-and-other-nice-people liberal media: Stephen Colbert has dropped his […]

The Colbert Retort? “Be kind.”

posted by deacon greg kandra

This is irresistible, courtesy Diane over at The Word: Catholic Colbert. It’s a little tidbit from a taping of The Colbert Report, from a blogger who was there and described this story that My Close Personal Friend Stephen Colbert told […]

Headline of the week

posted by Deacon Greg Kandra

Pope Signs Contract With The Yankees. Wonder if he’s as good as John Paul. See below.

The Colbert effect?

posted by Deacon Greg Kandra

I’m not sure that this news didn’t have something to do with it…but there’s word this morning that pro-life Catholic candidate Sam Brownback may drop out of the race for the White House: Republican Sam Brownback will drop out of […]

Another Catholic jumps into the presidential race!

posted by Deacon Greg Kandra

And I couldn’t be happier, since this gives me my best shot yet at being able to spend a night in the Lincoln Bedroom. A tip of the hat (before it was tossed into the ring) to Diane at The […]

“You may be infallible, but your Amazon.com ranking isn’t”

posted by Deacon Greg Kandra

My Close Personal Friend Stephen Colbert had some choice words for the pope last night — and that new book, written by his cat, Chico. Enjoy. And a tip o’ the mitre to Diane and the hard-working blogging professionals at […]

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