Witness to humor, witness to Faith: Colbert shows us there is much more under the hood

Richard SontagSpiritual Reflections

“What’s worse than getting a mosquito bite?” “Decapitation.” Author and philosopher Henri Wald said of humor, “Humor brings forth the contrast between real and ideal with a view to criticizing the real.” One might be tempted to complain about a mosquito bite and the itch that ensues.  Mosquito bites are annoying, rarely anything more.  Yet that small bite and its raised … Read More

Catholic comedian Jim Gaffigan shares his faith in new TV show

Richard SontagChurch News, US News

(CNA, By Adelaide Mena) God and comedy clubs are not generally something most families throw together; then again, most families don’t create a cable comedy show either. But for Jim and Jeannie Gaffigan, this mix of faith and funny is a vital part of their family life – a life that they draw upon in creating their latest project, a cable … Read More