On Notice - Pope Francis - Jim Martin

  • Aired:  09/24/13
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Father Jim Martin talks about Pope Francis' views on conservative Catholic rules and lavish popemobiles. (3:10)

HERE IS THE ANSWER FOR THEPOPE HIMSELF.

IT IS A MAN WHO -- IT IS THE MAN-- IT IS THE MAN WHO SUGGESTED

THIS INTERVIEW, EDITOR AT LARGEOF AMERICA MAGAZINE AND CHAPLAIN

OF THE COLBERT NATION, FATHERJIM MARTIN.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

NOW YOU ARE THE ONE THAT GOT THEBALL ROLLING, RIGHT BECAUSE THE

JESUITS SHOULD INTERVIEW AJESUIT POPE.

>> IT WAS A TEAM EFFORT, LIKETHIS SHOW.

WHAT?

>> OKAY.

THIS THING IS ABSOLUTELY CAUSINGA SEISMIC RIPPLE THROUGHOUT THE

WORLD OF CATHOLICISM.

THIS GUY SEEMS LIKE HE IS SAYINGLOVE IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN THE

RULES.

DO YOU THINK THAT IS WHAT HE ISSAYING?. HE IS SAYING THAT AND

THAT'S WHAT JESUS WAS SAYING ASWELL.

SO HE IS BASICALLY SORT OFEMBODYING AND JUST EMULATING THE

TEACHINGS OF JESUS AND KIND OFREMINDING US OF WHAT IS

IMPORTANT IN THE CHURCH AND ITIS NOT RULES IT IS THE PERSON.

>> THEN WHY DON'T WE JUST BECOMEHE PISS COPAILIANS AT THIS POINT

AND TURN THE CHURCH INTO ACOMMUNITY CENTER AND PLAY

BASKETBALL.

>> THIS IS LIKE A LOS LEADER FORTHE CHURCH, IT IS LIKE THE

SUMMERTIME .. WE ARE SELLING 11CENTS A POUND WATERMELONS WHICH

GETS THEM IN THE DOOR AND THENBOOM, WE HIT THEM WAS $6.99

GRANOLA, EXCEPT THE WATERMELONIS LOVE AND GRANOLA IS THE

RULES.

>> WELL SHE GETTING PEOPLE INTHE DOOR, PEOPLE HAVE BEEN

TELLING ME THEY ARE COMING BACKTO THE CHURCH AS A RESULT OF HIM

AND ALSO THIS INTERVIEWSPECIFICALLY.

>> I WAS JUST IN ROME AND YOU --ST. PETER'S WAS PACKED, YOU

COULD NOT SWING A CAT OVER THEREWITHOUT SOMEBODY SPRINKLING IT

WITH HOLY WATER.

OKAY.

>> HE GOT RID OF LIKE THEPOPEMOBILE, RIGHT?

>> YEAH, HE DRIVES -- HE DRIVESHIMSELF --

>> THAT IS HELL ON EARTH.

>> THE GUYS ON CAR TALK -->> THE POWER OF PRAYER.

>> WHAT THE SORT OF MORECONSERVATIVE --

>> I AM CATHOLIC, YOU ARECATHOLIC.

ONE OF THE GREAT THINGS ABOUTBEING A CATHOLIC -- BENEDICT,

WAS THAT YOU COULD GET IN AFIGHT, A POLITICAL FIGHT OVER

SOCIAL ISSUES WITH ANOTHERCATHOLIC AND SAY HEY YOU KNOW

WHO IS ON MY SIGH, THE POPE HEIS MY WING MAN AND THE POPE HAS

A GREAT WING MAN BECAUSE HISWING MAN IS JESUS.

>> BUT I CAN'T SAY THIS.

HE IS TELLING ME NOT TO USE, YOUKNOW, TALKING ABOUT ABORTION OR

CONTRACEPTION OR GAY MARRIAGEAND THE DIVISIVE ISSUES.

>> WELL HE IS NOT SAYING THOSETHINGS ARE NOT IMPORTANT --

>> NOT AS FOCUSED ON, WHICH ARELOVE, PASSION, MERCY.

>> STILL ACCUSE MY FELLOWCATHOLICS OF NOT BEING TRUE

CATHOLICS IF THEY DISAGREE WITHTHE POPE ON THESE ISSUES?

>> YOU CAN BUT JESUS DOESN'TWANT YOU TO JUDGE SO THERE IS

ANOTHER PERSON YOU HAVE TOANSWER TO.

>> Stephen: HMM.

I SEE THAT.

>> FATHER JIM.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

WE WILL BE RIGHT