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Colbert and the Cardinal: Now THAT’S funny!

(RNS) So there has been much celebration at Fordham University for next week's "Catholic Comedy Slam" featuring Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert and New York's Cardinal Timothy Dolan, who will talk about their famous sense of humor and their well-known Catholic faith.

(Oh, and popular author and Jesuit priest, Father James Martin, will moderate the panel, lest I forget the lower clergy, as we fondly call them...)

But there has also been much consternation about the media blackout of the event. Only those who get tickets will get to enjoy the Sept. 14 discussion in the Bronx -- no media, no videos, no tapes. Except what enterprising students might record or tweet, natch.

But now there is at least this cool logo for the event, shown here for the first time, the creation of Fordham student Tim Luecke.

So what do you think? Does this caricature make the Cardinal look fat? It gives Father Jim more hair than I think he actually has. But I'm not one to gloat in that regard.

Anyway, it's pretty brilliant in my book.

Topics: Culture, Arts & Media
Beliefs: Christian - Catholic
Tags: cardinal timothy dolan, comedy central, fordham, james martin, stephen colbert


  1. Wondering how the Catholic Comedy Slam was received. Would loved to have been there. Did you see it?

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