Friday, January 27, 2006

Yep Steve Colbert really is a devout Catholic

The Stabosz family loves The Colbert Report. It's hard to know what Stephen Colbert is serious about and what he is mocking, so I wondered if he really was a practicing Catholic like he often says on the show. Yep he is. He's also the youngest of 13 children.

TONY: You created The Daily Show religious-satire segment, "This Week in God." How do you square your Catholicism with comedy?

SC: I love my Church, and I'm a Catholic who was raised by intellectuals, who were very devout. I was raised to believe that you could question the Church and still be a Catholic. What is worthy of satire is the misuse of religion for destructive or political gains. That's totally different from the Word, the blood, the body and the Christ. His kingdom is not of this earth.


Read the interview.

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