"If the Pope were a civil ruler and there were a conflict, I would go to war against the Pope. The 69th Regiment would ask to be sent over first."

"There is a certain grade of fools in every church. The Catholic Church has fewer of them than any other church."

"The Catholic pulpit is not a pulpit devoted to politics. It is devoted to two great themes, religion and finance."

For saying half as much in the medieval days of Innocent III, a Roman Catholic priest might have been unfrocked, nibbled by rats,...

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