It is me or does it seem that Catholic blog comboxes have recently become more civil, thoughtful and sometimes as rich as the OP.
I found this nugget which explains so much so well and felt the urge to share:
It is impossible to be just to the Catholic Church. The moment men cease to pull against it they feel a tug towards it. The moment they cease to shout it down they begin to listen to it with pleasure. The moment they try to be fair to it they begin to be fond of it. But when that affection has passed a certain point it begins to take on the tragic and menacing grandeur of a great love affair.
– GK Chesterton