Tweaking a 1,700-year-old Creed?

Tweaking a 1,700-year-old Creed?

When Stephen Colbert weighed in on the changes in the Mass on last night’s Colbert Report, he almost gave the infamous Colbert bump to our best-selling Catholic Update Guide to Changes in the Mass. I shrieked when he started waving around the pew card, because I recognized it as one of ours.

He hit on most of the chatter about the changes in his inimitable style. His main reason for opposing the changes? “Now when I’m sitting in the pew I have to stop and actually think about what I’m saying instead of mindlessly reciting words while playing Fruit Ninja on my iPhone.” As with most things Catholic and Colbert, he’s going to muddle his facts, but if you listen closely, he gets a lot of what matters right.

He’s always been able to recite a wickedly fast Nicene Creed, so it’s going to take him a while to get up to speed on the new one.

If you’ve seen Colbert before, you know what to expect in the clip below. If you haven’t, remember that this is a late-night show on Comedy Central. Some people might find the content objectionable.

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About the Author

Diane M. Houdek is Digital Editor for Franciscan Media as well as an editor in the book department. She is the author of Lent with St. Francis, Advent with St. Francis and Pope Francis and Our Call to Joy. She is an avid knitter and spinner and shares her home with four rambunctious dogs. Born and raised in Wisconsin, she has tried her hand at urban farming and a host of other pursuits and hobbies.