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NEW YORK (RNS) “If Pope Francis were throwing tonight’s party we wouldn’t be in white tie at the Waldorf. We’d be in sweat pants crammed into a corner booth at the IHOP.”


  1. I am a huge Stephen Colbert fan, and I’m happy he is still allowed in Roman Catholic circles despite his liberal views. I did not find such welcome. Perhaps if I were famous and had a better sense of humor…

  2. Gordon Sinclair

    I maintain that Pope Francis is America’s favorite catholic. You two will have to settle for second and third.
    By the way, what is wrong with being modest? Not a bad trait for a few of our Bishops to strive for. I feel we have some very anxious Bishops in the country, as it seems Pope Francis is wanting them to act more like pastors, than politcians.