Timothy Dolan Pt. 1

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Timothy Cardinal Dolan discusses his e-book, "Praying in Rome: Reflections on the Conclave and Electing Pope Francis." (5:12)

>> Stephen: WELCOME BACK,

EVERYBODY.

MY GUEST TONIGHT IS THE

ARCHBISHOP OF NEW YORK, A

AL AND A MIDDLE MIDDLE EAST, BUT

I JUST CALL HIM CHIEF.

PLEASE WELCOME HIS EMFINANCE,

TIMOTHY CARDINAL DOLAN.

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]

HEY, THANKS SO MUCH.

>> OH, THAT'S VERY NICE.

>> Stephen: I GOT TO GET

MYSELF A NICE BIG RING IF YOU'RE

GOING TO BE KISSING MY HAND NOW.

>> NOT A BAD IDEA, STEPHEN.

>> Stephen: CARDINAL DOLAN,

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING ON.

>> MY HONOR ON YOUR FIRST NIGHT

BACK.

GOOD TO BE WITH YOU.

>> YOU'RE CARDINAL OF THE ROMAN

CATHOLIC CHURCH, THE 10th

ARCHBISHOP OF NEW YORK, THE

PRESIDENT OF THE CONFERENCE OF

CATHOLIC BISHOPS.

YOU'RE THE SECOND MOST FAMOUS

CATHOLIC IN AMERICA NEXT TO

MYSELF.

>> ALL RIGHT.

THERE YOU GO.

>> Stephen: YOU HAVE A NEW E

BOOK CALLED PRAYING IN ROME,

REFLECTION ON THE CONCLAVE AND

ELECTING POPE FRANCIS, SO THIS

BLOWS THE LID OFF THE PAPAL

CONCLAVE.

>> WELL, THERE'S REALLY NOT MUCH

TO SAY.

I LOST.

THAT'S THE MAIN THING.

BUT THANKS FOR... YOU AND MY MOM

ARE THE ONLY TWO THAT HAVE

REFERRED TO THIS.

THIS IS GREAT.

>> Stephen: YOU'LL GET THE

COLBERT BUMP.

THIS IS GOING TO BE THE

NUMBER-ONE CHURCH-BASED E-BOOK.

>> I'LL TAKE IT.

>> Stephen: I WOULD SWEAR TO

GOD, BUT... ALL RIGHT.

OKAY.

YOU WERE IN THERE.

WHAT'S IT LIKE, FOR THE PEOPLE

WHO HAVEN'T BEEN IN THERE, AND

THAT'S EVERYBODY EXCEPT YOU

CARDINALS, NOBODY HERE BUT US

CARDINALS, WHEN THE DOORS SHUT

AND THEY PUT THAT SEAL ON THERE,

WHAT'S FIRST THING THAT HAPPENS

IN THAT ROOM?

DO YOU GUYS SMOKE 'EM IF YOU GOT

'EM?

WHAT'S GOING ON THERE?

>> I TELL YOU, THE FIRST THING

WE DO IS PRAY, AND WE PRAY HARD

BECAUSE DO WE EVER NEED HELP

BECAUSE WE'RE NOT UP TO THE

TASK, SO WE ASK FOR THE

INSPIRATION OF THE HOLY SPIRIT,

AND I THINK THE SPIRIT COMES

THROUGH.

THEY TOLD US, STEPHEN, THEY

SAID, LOOK, THE HOLY SPIRIT HAS

ALREADY CHOSEN THE NEW POPE, YOU

GUYS JUST GOT TO FIGURE OUT WHO

HE'S CHOSEN, WHICH ISN'T A BAD

EXPLANATION OF WHAT GOES ON IN

THE CONCLAVE.

SO WE PRAY AND ASKING FOR

GUIDANCE.

>>

>> Stephen: IS THERE OUIJA OR

ANYTHING LIKE THAT?

>> NO TEA LEAVES OR ANYTHING.

>> Stephen: NO CHICKEN BONES?

>> NEW YORK WE'RE NOT INTO

VOODOO.

SO TELL ME ABOUT THE FIRST

ROUND.

>> AS AN HISTORIAN, I DON'T

THINK SO.

PEOPLE HAVE BEEN ELECTED THE

FIRST DAY AFTER TWO OR THREE

BALLOTS.

THERE'S FOUR BALLOTS A DAY, TWO

IN THE MORNING, TWO IN THE

AFTERNOON.

THERE'S BEEN POPES ELECTED THE

FIRST DAY, BUT I DON'T THINK THE

FIRST BALLOT.

>> BECAUSE ON THE FIRST BALLOT

YOU GOT TO IMAGINE EVERYBODY'S

VOTING FOR THEMSELVES, JUST IN

CASE, MAYBE THERE IS WAVE BEHIND

ME I DON'T KNOW ABOUT.

>> I THINK ST. PETER HAD IT

PRETTY EASY.

HE WAS APPOINTED FIRST POPE BY

JESUS.

HE GOT IT PRETTY EASY.

AFTER THAT...

>> Stephen: NOW, YOU DID NOT

GET THE GIG, AS I SAID.

I WAS PRETTY NICE BECAUSE I HAD

$50 ON IT.

[LAUGHTER]

DID YOU VOTE FOR THE GUY WHO

EVENTUALLY GOT THE GIG, POPE

FRANCIS.

>> WELL, I CAN'T SAY THAT.

>> Stephen: WHY NOT?

>> WE CAN'T SAY WHO WE VOTED

FOR.

>> Stephen: SO YOU'RE SAYING

IT'S NOT UNANIMOUS.

>> BUT I'M GLAD HE GOT IT.

I THINK WE DID A GOOD JOB, DON'T

YOU?

YOU WERE JUST OVER THERE, BUT

THERE IS A NEW SPIRIT.

>> Stephen: LET ME BE CLEAR,

HE IS THE VICAR OF CHRIST.

>> YES.

>> Stephen: HE IS OUR DIRECT

CONNECTION TO ST. PETER, WHO IS

APPOINTED THE HEAD OF THE CHURCH

BY OUR LORD WHILST HE WALKED THE

EARTH IN HIS FLESH.

>> YOU GOT IT RIGHT.

>> I DON'T CARE FOR THE GUY.

OKAY.

>> HE LOVES YOU, STEPHEN.

HE CARES FOR YOU AND LOVES YOU.

>> Stephen: IT'S UNREQUIETED

AT THE MOMENT.

I TELL YOU WHAT, HERE'S THE

THING, HE'S TOO SOFT.

HE'S TOO SOFT ON SIN FOR ME,

THIS NEW POPE.

>> UH-HUH.

>> Stephen: YOU HEARD WHAT HE

SAID ABOUT ATHEISTS.

>> WHAT DID HE SAY?

>> Stephen: HE SAID THAT EVEN

ATHEISTS ARE REDEEMED BY CHRIST.

EVEN ATHEISTS.

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]

>> Stephen: SORRY.

WE USUALLY SCREEN THESE PEOPLE.

IF EVEN ATHEISTS ARE REDEEMED BY

CHRIST, WHY HAVE I BEEN GOING TO

MASS ON SUNDAY.

I COULD HAVE GOTTEN ANOTHER NINE

HOLES IN.

I DON'T WANT... LOOK, WHAT DO

YOU THINK THAT MEANS?

>> LOOK, YOU DON'T GO TO MASS TO

WIN HEAVEN, RIGHT?

YOU GO TO MASS TO ASK GOD FOR

HELP TO GET THERE.

YOU DON'T GO TO WIN HEAVEN

BECAUSE WE CAN'T EARN IT.

IT'S A GIFT.

IT'S GIVEN TO ALL OF US, EVEN

ATHEISTS.

>> Stephen: I DON'T ALWAYS

KNOW WHY I'M GOING TO MASS.

>> BUT I'M GLAD YOU DO.

>> Stephen: I'M USUALLY GLAD I

DID.

YOU KNOW WHAT, WE'VE GOT TO TAKE

A LITTLE BREAK.

CAN YOU STICK AROUND?

>> I'LL BE HAPPY TO.

THIS GRAPA IS GREAT FROM ITALY.

YOU BROUGHT SOME BACK.

>> Stephen: THAT'S PURE GRAPA.

IT'S LIKE JET FUEL.

YOU'LL BE DANCING ON THE TAKE BY

THE TIME WE'RE DONE.

WE'LL BE BACK WITH MORE TIMOTHY