catholic humour – and creed
You can get a glimpse of the Cardinal’s humour from this interview:
and one of Stephen Colbert’s classic clips at this link.
This Colbert link reminds me of the story I heard some time ago about a Catholic priest at his monthly “Christian Ministers” meeting in a NZ town. The local clergy of the Christian churches decided spontaneously at their meeting to share ‘what they believed’. Several of the group spoke making comments like “I believe in the love of God”, and “I believe in the goodness of all people”. Others added “I believe in the creativity of God” and “in the harmony of all creation.”
The Catholic priest in the group was silent and seemed to be getting more agitated as he was asked to speak. He then gently began to share saying:
Creator of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried; on the third day he rose again from the dead;
and is seated at the right hand of God
from there he will come to judge
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the resurrection of the body,
and life everlasting. Amen
When the priest had finished, the other clergy were silent until one asked (seriously), “wow, where did you get that from?” I will upload the link to the Dolan / Colbert conversation on this blog when it is publicised.
ps. another interview with Cardinal Dolan