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No media coverage allowed for Cardinal Dolan's panel session with Stephen Colbert

August 13, 2012

A Fordham University symposium on humor, featuring Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York and comedian Stephen Colbert, will be closed to the media.

The Fordham event, announced in July, had prompted widespread media interest. But organizers have now announced that reporters will not be invited to attend.


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  • Posted by: Gil125 - Aug. 14, 2012 2:39 PM ET USA

    I assume they will also confiscate all smart phones and other electronic devices capable of recording from members of the audience as they enter. If I were there, I can tell you the session would appear on YouTube in a (Fordham) New York minute.

  • Posted by: mgreen32234 - Aug. 14, 2012 10:44 AM ET USA

    And the (ha, ha) moderator of the meeting is the yuk-it-up editor of America, Father James Martin (audience laughter). Card. Dolan is a laugh a minute (giggles). Did you hear the one about Card. Dolan (har, har) meeting President Obama in the hallway before the Al Smith Dinner? (guffaws).

  • Posted by: Pro Deo et Hibernia - Aug. 13, 2012 9:29 PM ET USA

    What a shame...I can tell you as a recent college grad that this event is all the buzz with Catholic young adults. The good cardinal is missing a huge opportunity for the new evangelization.