St. Thomas Aquinas says to the church. . .
There is an interesting story which has come down from medieval times: The great scholar, Thomas Aquinas, came to the City of Rome to pay his respects to the one who was then pope. In the course of his visit, the pope proudly showed him all the wonders of the papal palace, and took him to his treasury and showed him chests of silver and gold received from every part of the world. With something of a smile on his face he said, “You see, Thomas, we cannot say with Peter, ‘Silver and gold have I none.'”
Looking the pope in the eyes, Thomas Aquinas fearlessly replied, “No, and neither can we say, ‘In the Name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk.'” Riches had come, but power had gone! Peter and the apostles had poverty and power.