Income Inequality Debate - Jim Martin

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"A Big Heart Open to God" author Father Jim Martin talks about the pope's emphasis on economic justice and the importance of caring for the poor. (4:05)

NOW WILL THIS INFALLIBLE MAN OFGOD FINALLY REALIZE HIS

MISTAKES.

HERE TO TELL ME IS CHAPLAIN OFTHE COLBERT NATION FATHER JIM

MARTIN.

[CROWD CHEERING][APPLAUSE]

ALL RIGHT.

NOW SIR, JIM.

YOU'RE THE GO-TO GUY BECAUSEYOU'RE OUT WITH A NEW BOOK HERE

A BIG HEART OPEN TO GODCONVERSATION WITH THE POPE

FRANCIS.

THIS IS HIM TALKING THE JESUITMAGAZINE OVER THERE IN ROME.

YOUR IDEA TO HAVE A CONVERSATIONYOU GOT THE FORWARD LET'S TALK

ABOUT THIS GUY.

>> THERE'S NO GREATER CATHOLICTHAN YOURS TRULY BUT WHAT'S THE

POPE'S ANGLE ON THIS ONE.

WHY IS HE GUNNING FOR THE BIGMONEY PEOPLE.

JESUS TELLS US TO CARE FOR THEPOOR AND THE POPE SAYS I CARE

FOR BOTH THE POOR AND RICH ALIKEBUT HE HAS A RESPONSIBILITY TO

TELL EVERYONE THE RICH NEED TOCARE AND RESPECT THE POOR.

POOR.

>> HE'S NOT ATTACKING THE POOR.

HE'S GOT TO ATTACK THEM BOTH.

THAT'S HIS GOSPEL.

[APPLAUSE]DO UNTO OTHERS, DO UNTO OTHERS

AS YOU WOULD DO UNTO ALL OFTHEM.

>> I'VE BEEN READING A DIFFERENTTRANSLATION.

>> Stephen: OKAY.

BUT THE RICH GUYS FEEL ATTACKEDBY THE POPE BECAUSE WHAT ARE WE

SUPPOSED TO DO TO DO THE RIGHTTHING.

I GOT A LOT OF CASH.

WHAT AM I SUPPOSED TO DO FOR THEPOOR.

>> WELL IT'S PRETTY SIMPLE.

YOU'RE SUPPOSED TO LOVE THE POORFIRST OF ALL OR RESPECT THEM.

AND THEN HELP THEM AS JESUS ASKSUS TO.

>> Stephen: LOVE IS KIND OF AVAGUE WORD.

>> OKAY.

>> Stephen: IT'S PRETTY BUTDO YOU MEAN LIKE LOVE $5 GRANDMA

CARD BERT DAY LOVE OR LIKE YOUKNOW CARE.

>> SOMEWHERE IN BETWEEN.

>> Stephen: SOMEWHERE INBETWEEN CARING AND $5.

>> I THINK WE ARE MEANT TO LOVETHE POOR AS INDIVIDUALS.

WE'RE MEANT TO HELP THEM AS MUCHAS WE CAN AND JESUS TELLS US

THAT WE'LL BE JUDGED IN THE LASTJUDGMENT FOR HOW WELL WE TOOK

CARE OF THE POOR, THE LEAST OFHER BROTHERS AND SISTERS.

IF YOU HAVE A PROBLEM WITH POPEFRANCIS YOU HAVE A PROBLEM WITH

JESUS.

>> THAT REALLY SOUNDS YOU'RECALLING IN MUSCLE.

>> YOU HAVE A PROBLEM WITH MEYOU GOT A PROBLEM WITH MY BUDDY.

>> YOU SOUND LIKE A MOBSTERRIGHT NOW.

HE'S TAKEN CARE OF.

GEEZ SAYS POOR FOR THEIRS IS THEKINGDOM OF HEAVEN.

THEY'VE GOT EVERYTHING.

WE RICH PEOPLE ONLY HAVE OURSTUFF.

[LAUGHTER]DO YOU REALIZE WHAT AN EMPTY

REWARD THAT IS.

IT DOES NOT NOTHING FOR ME.

MEANWHILE THE POOR PEOPLE KNOWWHAT IT'S LIKE TO BE CLOSE TO

GOD.

WHAT WOULD I GIVE TO BE POOROTHER THAN MY MONEY.

>> THAT'S THE POINT.

I MEAN CHRIST INVITES YOU ANDTHEY'RE SIMPLE LIVING TO HELP

THE POOR AS A WAY TOPARTICIPATE.

SO IT'S ONLY INVITATION IT'S NOTA COMMAND OR DIRECTIVE IT'S AN

INVITATION TO LOVE THE POOR ANDBE WITH THE POOR AND THEREFORE

BE WITH THE PEOPLE THAT JESUSLOVES THE MOST.

MOST.

>> Stephen: CAN WE TALKCAPITALIZE.

I KNOW THE POPE'S NOT FROM HEREAND HE DOESN'T GET IT.

BY THE WAIT JESUS WASN'T FROMHERE AND HE DOESN'T GET IT

EITHER.

NO, I'M NOT A MORMON.

[LAUGHTER][APPLAUSE]

>> Stephen: ISN'T THERESOMETHING THE CHURCH COULD SELL

US FOR OUR MONEY.

ARE THERE ANY INDULGENCES LAYINGAROUND.

>> AN INVITATION FOR US TO LOOKCAREFULLY AT ONE ANOTHER.

THAT'S BASICALLY IT.

IT'S HARD TO HEAR.

>> Stephen: IT'S TRUE.

>> BUT IT'S ACTUALLY ANINVITATION TO PARTICIPATE IN A

BEAUTIFUL PLACE WHICH IS CALLEDTHE RAIN OF GOD.

>> Stephen: WHAT WILL I GETFROM THAT?

>> JOY, PEACE AND ETERNALSALVATION.

>> Stephen: HAVE YOU EVERBEEN ON PRIVATE JET.

[LAUGHTER]THAT'S HEAVEN MY FRIEND.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FATHER JIMMARTIN.

BIG HEART, OPEN TO GOD.

WE'LL BE RIGHT