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"What the Church is like"

"AND I feel above all, this simple and forgotten fact; that whether certain charges are or are not true of Catholics, they are quite unquestionably true of everybody else. It never occurs to the critic to do anything so simple as to compare what is Catholic with what is Non-Catholic. The one thing that never seems to cross his mind, when he argues about what the Church is like, is the simple question of what the world would be like without it.

"That is what I mean by being too narrow to see the house called the church against the background called the cosmos."

 ~G.K. Chesterton: The Thing.

Christ Giving the Keys to St. Peter, by Giovanni Battista Castello.
Illumination on vellum, 1598; Musée du Louvre, Paris