That's what Scott Simon on NPR's "Weekend Edition" asked me the other day. Here's my answer from today's show along with some reflections on an occasion when humor went too far. The America piece on humor that Mr. Simon mentions at the beginning is The Most Infallible Sign. The piece on The New Yorker, from "In All Things" is here. And yes, someone really did ask me that question across the street from Carnegie Hall!
James Martin, SJ