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Clips of Stephen Colbert talking faith matters are popular fodder for various bloggers in my circle. And sometimes it's criticized that his only credentials for such a distinction is that he is Catholic. However, his boldness (I don't think it's just "acting"), does serve to illustrate what we are called to through our Baptism and Confirmation. Here's what the Catechism says to this point:
For "by the sacrament of Confirmation, [the baptized] are more perfectly bound to the Church and are enriched with a special strength of the Holy Spirit. Hence they are, as true witnesses of Christ, more strictly obliged to spread and defend the faith by word and deed." (CCC, #1285)
Now, I am not canonizing Colbert; however, highlighting his quirky defense of our faith does serve a purpose. This faith of ours - this relationship with Christ is worth defending - and it can be cool too.