Unlike the governments of ordinary states, which think in terms of their years of office, the Vatican thinks in centuries. Time is not important; its policy is based on the belief that while the individual is mortal, the Church is eternal. That was the attitude which exasperated Napoleon. He might kidnap and bully a Pope, but he could not browbeat the Church.
'Do you know that I am capable of destroying your Church?' he once shouted at Cardinal Consalvi, the Secretary of State.
'Sire,' replied Consalvi, 'not even we priests have achieved that in eighteen centuries!”
Ash Wednesday or as I like to call it, Spot The Catholic day
I’m not saying that I’m an amazing actor but i HAVE won as many Oscars as Leonardo DiCaprio
let’s be honest we’re all just reblogging that as long as we still can
REBLOG WHILE YOU STILL CAN
My thoughts are so far away from God. He might as well not have made me. And the feeling I egg up writing here lasts approximately a half hour and seems a sham. I don’t want any do this superficial feeling stimulated by the choir. Today I have proved myself a glutton—for Scotch oatmeal cookies and erotic thought. There is nothing left to say of me.