“As an observant Catholic, I believe the Pope is infallible, but he’s also wrong about a lot of things.” You can always count on Stephen Colbert to come to any event with the jokes. Much like, “being Catholic is like being in the Admiral’s Club of Christianity: Membership has its privileges, but if even atheists can be redeemed, what’s next, Lutherans? It’s madness.” He added that the actions of Pope Francis “forces (him) to ask the eternal question: Is the Pope Catholic? And if not, where are bears going to the bathroom?” He always says the right thing at the right time and his most recent right time was on Thursday at the Al Smith Dinner, an annual event for Catholic charities in New York.
Don’t worry about the Pope though. Even the man who is “proud to be America’s most famous Catholic” didn’t focus solely on the Pope, he also had some things to say about Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, Christine C. Quinn, Raymond W. Kelly, and Cardinal Timothy Dolan who is apparently a good friend of his. He was quick to add to his self-proclaimed fame that “I’m sure the Cardinal is thinking, Stephen, pride is a sin. Well Cardinal, so is envy, so we’re even.” He went on to say about Dolan almost becoming Pope that “he blew it in the swimsuit competition. I would have gone with the one-piece.” Dolan also got up and ensured the crowd that he was enjoying the jokes by saying that the mark of a good night is one that ends in laughter. He added that “a sense of humor comes from faith, a faith that everything is in God’s providential hands, a faith that frees us up to laugh.” And I guess being the kind of person who loves sacrilegious humor, I completely agree!