College of Cardinals imposes media blackout
Mary Shovlain on whether or not this is a smart move by the church
- Duration 6:38
- Date Mar 8, 2013
Mary Shovlain on whether or not this is a smart move by the church
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Again on March 12 but it does say something about the cardinals willing to talk to the media which is something that they have not Wimbledon since about Wednesday there's -- -- the media blackout.
Because some of the cardinals.
-- not sure who but some the information is being leaked to the Italian press and other members of media.
And so there wasn't an instituted and you blackout isn't Smart is a Smart move.
More than enough to be talking to this the -- -- more about this is Mary show went she is the former correspondent for Vatican radio and -- -- of -- bag inside of the car and Vatican in Saturday's -- -- immediately that.
So you think about this blackout NN.
We don't have personal uses that transparency talk to the media -- -- all the press conference and are willing to talk but yet enrollments.
-- Vatican is very different.
What we have the American cardinals as you said being so transparent -- press briefings every day at the Mac after the general congregations as a move towards transparency.
Something that the American church.
Would you agree that we needed it in a moment like this especially in a year of -- leaks in all of this so there and they're very.
Did his intentions they were trying to be as transparent as -- With the -- -- -- impressed that you mention.
Then it was all shut down there -- -- official media blackout at the moment which was invoked after the 2005 -- -- that's still the good news.
But as a general rule live all stopped talking.
Without an official media -- Is this is -- gentlemen's agreement gentleman agreement you're about done here in yeah.
Could tell you not to talk to the press.
But you know and so that's all I have to say just kind of a -- or not so the American cardinals are very respectful again and shut it down but it's interesting to see that cardinal Dolan is.
The -- couldn't give interviews.
He still on Twitter.
And he still updating his blog so I mean the cardinals are still trying to help us all live this moment together witches.
Great for us in the media and great for the people at home Catholics as well trying to be a part of this about it.
Looking for in a -- -- because.
This is something that we.
Don't really know what they're focusing on yet because we've not been privy to the actual nuts and bolts of the general congregation meetings we get a general overview that a hundred.
Cardinals have spoken so far that they are sort of all kind of maybe considered or maybe -- in there running are planning to campaign at some level but well.
What do you think you're looking for.
What's interesting for the first time that I've ever been covering the Vatican in the briefings my father Lombardi the director of the Holy See press office.
We've heard him say twice now what is emerging are the qualities needed in the future -- So as they talk about the needs -- poverty throughout the world to even scandals rocking the church right now the need for transparency church government's interior and -- So I think it's all these cardinals get to speak as you mentioned over a hundred happen.
They will continue to do so before the -- into conclave.
What's coming out as somebody needs an administrator that something that the Vatican will not say out loud but as they say.
-- talking about that part of the job has several it does not administrator strong one.
-- what the -- Syria which of course is about 50% Italian just under 50% of type.
-- will they elect a non Italian to clean up.
I don't know.
So that's what we're gonna wait and see you -- Those of -- -- living -- we're kind of watching the bat but -- -- somebody who is a pastor and that's if you talk to any cardinal here this week they will say you need to first of -- doesn't matter where he's from it's not geography.
Yeah it's not color is not anything.
Who is the pastor that can leave this church into the to keep leading into this -- for century.
And let me about a couple champs coming in because people -- really interest -- and nine noticeable is that going to be.
And this isn't isn't anyone listening OK we think the church needs to evolve and how much do we actually believe in the church.
Mean John McDowell says why -- so many people want to move to change the rules and embrace modern social.
At this -- I was trying that without Kathryn Lopez and that the Catholic.
Faithful have it seems like they're more influence my secular culture then the church itself.
Does and that's part of the new evangelism.
That we'll Benedict has started last fall and it is that part of what they're looking for in a new.
Exactly Lauren they just came out today in the press briefings that they were not only talk about the new visualization that's something we've heard every day new nationalization -- But it was how to get lapsed Catholics hack into the faces and that's something that weighing very heavily on their minds so when -- a very.
Few Catholics and regulating the fullness of Catholic doctrine in the polyps are aware of that and all of -- So it just had to make that face appealing again so did -- from Catholics watching this and what about change what about this.
It's understandable because not a lot of them are going to church or have been hurt in justly so and so they're the church is looking at a pastoral way to get them back and are looking for that in -- new -- well how well why is the terms have such a problem communicating its message why is it.
Turning people off to church because I hear about -- Even as you mentioned before with with women clergy and all of these things.
At the church hasn't been very vocal -- that in my opinion and I think if she would that the church would explain -- position to the pricey.
Are you sir Leicester and so I think -- -- the church were to explain her position just.
Here it -- this is what we believe in that's in the neck as cardinal Ratzinger he was very keen on doing if we want to sit down the dialogue he had no qualms about this is Catholic doctrine.
Maybe they could be a little bit better about bringing it to the faithful in the -- like no women priests because and this is why little bit more pastoral approach in that area wouldn't hurt.
Yet you know there's there's there is -- -- always talks about that officers have -- positions on all the -- Issues and they're not going to change -- positions.
But how do you communicate that in a sort of -- -- the only way that makes it more palatable like say oh.
I had a V8 now I get it didn't -- and who can do that.
Well I think instead of focusing on the note you focus on the beauty of the -- not so like for example of the church says you're not -- to have.
Sex before marriage -- said it's just -- -- -- now USA because it is such a beautiful thing because life is so beautiful we.
You know the sanctity of marriage -- you focus on the beauty -- it.
You know says that a focusing on the need that there were normal locations -- a lot of locations in the Catholic church and -- priesthood and religious life.
Is that a focusing not promote the beauty of the vocation and maybe the beauty of the teaching and that's a Benedict -- try to do so well.
The beauty of it will bring them back.
But people don't wanna listen you know -- now working on that I would knocking on the dark at this very fascinating and it's certainly very exciting to be here and sentiments are home this -- -- much mention of Iraq and.