Michael: Let's cover thetalking points again, Your Eminence. Many call Opus Dei a brainwashing cult. Others, an ultraconservative Christian secret society.
Bishop: We are a simple Catholic church.
Michael: Simple? With a brand-new $47-million headquarters in Manhattan.
Bishop: Our followers are generous, should we apologize for that?
Michael: Perhaps a less defensive tack, Your Eminence. The press continue to be harsh with us.
Bishop: We are not Cafeteria Catholics. We don't pick and choose which rules to follow. We follow doctrine. Rigorously.
Michael: Does doctrine necessarily include vows of chastity, tithing and atonement for sins through self-flagellation and the cilice?
Bishop: Many of our followers are married. Many of them have families. Only a small proportion choose to live ascetic lives in the cloisters of our residential halls. But we are all united in God’s work around the world. Surely that is an admirable way to lead one’s life.
Michael: Why are some media referring to Opus Dei as “God’s mafia”?
Bishop: Obviously, some people fear what they don't understand. And because the war finally draws to a close.
Michael: Bishop, we need to stay on message.
Bishop: That will be all, Michael, thank you.
1. Talking point
论据，尤指“有利的”论据。Something, such as an especially persuasive point, that helps to support an argument or a discussion.
这个片段是主教在练习接受采访的说辞。所以才有“Let's cover the talking points again”。
指的是“什一税”，即 the tenth part of agricultural produce or personal income set apart as an offering to God or for works of mercy, or the same amount regarded as an obligation or tax for the support of the church, priesthood, or the like.
A small metal chain with inwardly-pointing spikes. 这是一种苦修的天主教徒所使用的一种工具，一种金属链条，由多个带铁钩的金属环串起来。
4. Draw to a close
这个片语的意思是“渐近结束”，例如： Campaigns draw to a close.
5. Stay on the message
To “stay on message” is to be persistent in getting your point across. When you stay on message, you don't allow yourself to be distracted from your purpose.
It is also used in British English to mean following the party or corporate line of thinking, e.g. Politicians are urged to stay on message.