The sun’s light is not diminished by this bountiful expenditure: no more is the influence of the Holy Spirit by the largeness of its outpourings.
~ St. John Chrysostom
From the crisis of today the Church of tomorrow will emerge—a Church that has lost much. She will become small and will have to start afresh more or less from the beginning.
But when the trial of this sifting is past, a great power will flow from a more spiritualized and simplified Church. She will enjoy a fresh blossoming and be seen as man’s home, where he will find life and hope beyond death.
~ Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger (Pope Benedict XVI)