I think Margaret Thatcher started it, the greed thing, people just wanting more and more. And we’ve lost our morals to some extent. And the church has weakened. People don’t believe in anything apart from money and success.
I have had great responsibilities in the Catholic Church. All the greater is my pain for the abuses and the errors that occurred in those different places during the time of my mandate.
It’s hard to embrace something that doesn’t embrace you.
He who is near the church is often far from God.
Where God has his church the Devil will have his chapel.
Every national church or religion has established itself by pretending some special mission from God – as if the way to God was not open to every man alike.
To build one house for man is better than to build a dozen houses to God.
Bells call others, but themselves enter not into the Church.
It were better to be of no church, than to be bitter for any.
I don’t go to church. Kneeling bags my nylons.