The Pilgrim's Journey

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

Richard SontagLast Updated: September 16th, 2015Spiritual 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 … Read More

Catholic comedian Jim Gaffigan shares his faith in new TV show

Richard SontagLast Updated: January 4th, 2016Church 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 … Read More