“There is fine architecture: stained glass, sublime wood carvings, roofs adorned by angels, and handsome tombs and monuments. But a church is not merely an education in aesthetics; it is an education in history. It helps furnish a picture of society as it was.”
"[The archbishops] must also follow up on their commitment to consider what I think is fundamentally wrong with the parish system: there are too many dioceses. It is impossible to justify the present 42 when, 200 years ago, in the Church’s heyday, there were 26."