Stephen Colbert Goes on ‘Catholic Bender’
He tried to give it up for Lent, but the Church pulled him back in
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 26, 2011 8:23 AM CDT

(Newser) – Lent is a time for Catholics to "give up something they love for 40 days," so this year, Stephen Colbert gave up Catholicism. He thought he could make it til Easter, but on Good Friday he caught a whiff of his trigger: cathedral incense. "Long story short, I went on a Catholic bender and I don't remember a lot of the weekend," he admitted last night. "I got totally pious-faced. I did every station of the cross. I don't remember how many sacraments I did. For all I know I'm celibate now." To find out how he got to the point where he "genuflected all over the back of a cab," watch in the gallery.