“I think it's very important to be able to see the funny side of life and its joyful dimension and not to take everything too tragically. I'd also say it's necessary for my ministry. A writer once said that angels can fly because they don't take themselves too seriously. Maybe we could also fly a bit if we didn't think we were so important.”–Pope Benedict XVI
Based on Friendly Defenders:
Catholics did NOT take out the second commandment. We do NOT worship statues.
We number the Commandments differently, but they are the same as what the protestants follow.
"You shall have no other gods before Me." Deuteronomy 5:7
Our first Commandment forbids all idol worship. Your second Commandment is part of our first.
Related verses: 1Kings 6:23-29, 7:25-45; Num. 21:8-9; Deut. 5:8-9