From the Christian Post:
"NEW YORK – Comedian Stephen Colbert cracked jokes at major Catholic
figures such as Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan and Pope Francis during
Thursday's Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner, which raised $3
million in charity for children.
Colbert, a Roman Catholic who
teaches Sunday school, declared himself "America's most famous Catholic"
in his opening remarks, according to The Associated Press, then turned to Dolan, the Archbishop of New York and president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops:
"I know what the cardinal is thinking: 'Stephen, pride is a sin.' Well, Cardinal, so is envy, so we're even."
"Colbert further joked that Dolan had a chance to be elected pope when
Catholic bishops were electing a new leader earlier this year at the
Vatican, "but he blew it in the swimsuit competition."
comedian also focused on Pope Francis, bringing up the humble and modest
nature the new Roman Catholic leader has been praised for. He joked
that if the pope had planned Thursday's dinner, "we wouldn't be in
white-tie at the Waldorf - we'd be in sweat pants at the corner booth of
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