Colbert and Catechesis -- Sightings (Martin Marty)
I am not ashamed to say that I am a pretty devoted viewer of Stephen Colbert (and Jon Stewart as well). He is an intriguing person -- whose use of satire pushes buttons that often need pushing. There may appear to be cynicism there, but if you watch closely you recognize that Colbert knows his Catholic faith. In fact, he and Jon Stewart, who is Jewish, have a better handle on the truth of the Christian faith than many preachers. Martin Marty points to Colbert as a person who might help us better teach the faith, especially to younger generations. Colbert has raised the question of the nature of truth with his focus on "truthiness," a word he invented. I invite you to read and consider what Colbert might have to say to us about faith and its transmission.