For Catholics, he said, faith in and love of Jesus Christ have always been linked with being part of the church.
"The two were a package deal - you don't have one without the other," he said. "We have to reclaim that lustre. We have to reclaim that relationship that Jesus and his church are one."
OOPS! Who's losing money??? The church is!!!! This isn't about some god. This is about losing money. Now that their pope is on 'vacation' until he dies, they are going to want more money. Those Vatican police are not going to work for free!
As human beings, living in this so-called free and secular nation, we have the ability and the right to question, examine and dissect all things religious, all things political, all things philosophical, all things cultural, even all things scientific.
Any attempts to silence freethought will only make us think louder!