“Bigger than some of the minor saints”

How did I not see that coming? Stephen has the “definitive” coverage of the thwarted disturbance during the pope’s weekly audience. “Whenever anything happens to the pope, people ask me to interpret it. I’m kind of like the Pope’s pope.”

“As you all know, I’m huge in the Catholic community. I’m not saying I’m bigger than Jesus, but I think it’s fair to say I’m bigger than some of the minor saints.” The episode guide is up at NoFactZone with a link to St. Huber of Liege, patron saint of dog bites.

Loved the reference to the hybrid jeep: “The little wheel turns by faith and the big wheel turns by the grace of God.”

In the interview with Cullen Murphy, he had a wonderful misquote of Scripture: “Render unto Caesar what it Caesars and the private sector what is the private sector’s.”

Not much to say, except that it’s been a great week of shows. Stephen’s character continues to develop and deepen and not incidentally just gets funnier all the time. It will be interesting to see whether tonight’s show, with the pope, a smattering of Latin, and Roman military dress will spark another round of “Hey, Stephen Colbert is Catholic” from the blogosphere.


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