WATCH: Stephen Colbert Talks Faith, Lent, Favorite Hymns and Saints

Stephen Colbert is generally keeping a low profile in the news media while he prepares to take over CBS’ “The Late Show” from David Letterman in September. But he gave a video interview to the Catholic publication America Magazine that offered a glimpse into his personal faith credo.

During the long run of “The Colbert Report,” Colbert often billed himself as “America’s foremost Catholic.” He proves his bona fides in this nearly seven-minute interview with Father Jim Martin, the magazine’s editor at large. He riffs on his favorite hymns, passages from scripture and explains why the “super flawed” Peter is his favorite saint. And for good measure, he throws in a quote from Frank Herbert’s “Dune.”

Colbert is also set to don a collar to play a clergyman in an upcoming episode of “The Mindy Project,” as creator/star Mindy Kaling teased in a tweet last month.

More TV

  • Hasan Minhaj

    TV News Roundup: Hasan Minhaj Joins NBC's 'Champions' in Guest Role (EXCLUSIVE)

    Stephen Colbert is generally keeping a low profile in the news media while he prepares to take over CBS’ “The Late Show” from David Letterman in September. But he gave a video interview to the Catholic publication America Magazine that offered a glimpse into his personal faith credo. During the long run of “The Colbert […]

  • Sony's Tony Vinciquerra: Disney-Fox 'Creates Opportunities'

    Sony's Tony Vinciquerra: Disney-Fox 'Creates Opportunities'

    Stephen Colbert is generally keeping a low profile in the news media while he prepares to take over CBS’ “The Late Show” from David Letterman in September. But he gave a video interview to the Catholic publication America Magazine that offered a glimpse into his personal faith credo. During the long run of “The Colbert […]

  • Mayweather McGregor fight

    Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor Fight Is Second Biggest Pay-Per-View of All Time

    Stephen Colbert is generally keeping a low profile in the news media while he prepares to take over CBS’ “The Late Show” from David Letterman in September. But he gave a video interview to the Catholic publication America Magazine that offered a glimpse into his personal faith credo. During the long run of “The Colbert […]

  • What Disney Bought in the Fox

    What Disney Bought: A Billion-Dollar Breakdown of Assets

    Stephen Colbert is generally keeping a low profile in the news media while he prepares to take over CBS’ “The Late Show” from David Letterman in September. But he gave a video interview to the Catholic publication America Magazine that offered a glimpse into his personal faith credo. During the long run of “The Colbert […]

  • Actor Dustin Hoffman poses for photographers

    Dustin Hoffman Accused of Exposing Himself to a Minor, Assaulting Two Women (EXCLUSIVE)

    Stephen Colbert is generally keeping a low profile in the news media while he prepares to take over CBS’ “The Late Show” from David Letterman in September. But he gave a video interview to the Catholic publication America Magazine that offered a glimpse into his personal faith credo. During the long run of “The Colbert […]

  • conde-nast-entertainment

    Paramount TV, Anonymous Content Set First-Look Deal With Condé Nast Entertainment

    Stephen Colbert is generally keeping a low profile in the news media while he prepares to take over CBS’ “The Late Show” from David Letterman in September. But he gave a video interview to the Catholic publication America Magazine that offered a glimpse into his personal faith credo. During the long run of “The Colbert […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content