".....an encounter which Thomas Aquinas, a theologian of the thirteenth century, had with Pope Innocent iv. One day Aquinas found the Pope counting a large sum of money.
“You see, Thomas,” Pope innocent said, “the church can no longer say, ‘silver and gold have I none.’”
These are the words Peter and John, two of christ’s disciples, had spoken one morning when a lame beggar sought money from them. Instead, Peter and John healed the beggar’s legs and sent him home dancing.
Aquinas thought about the Pope’s statement for a moment and then replied, “True, holy Father, but neither can she now say, ‘rise up and walk.’"
(Wayne Jacobsen. The Naked Church)