Talking about the "things that matter most" on Mar. 5
Papal Transition Special
After completing their third pre-conclave meeting, the College of Cardinals still has not announced a date for the conclave. Instead, they used the meetings yesterday and today to discuss needs of the church. Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi, the Vatican spokesman, could not give specific details of the discussions because he is bound by an oath of secrecy to give only general information. He said March 5 the subjects were "broad and varied," and included "the activity of the Holy See and its various dicasteries, their relationships with the bishops, the renewal of the church in the light of the Second Vatican Council, the situation of the church and the needs for new evangelization in the world, including in different cultural situations." In this papal transition period we talk to some friends and regular guests, getting a sense of what they are thinking about the papal transition, the needs of the Church and how the laity will continue it co-responsibility for the Church. Guest will include Fr. Joseph Fessio, Deal Hudson, Phil Lawler and Sam Gregg.