One Holy Catholic Church!

1 Corinthians 12:12
For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ.

Catholics, said Chesterton, agree about everything.  It is only everything else they disagree about.  The Church is aptly described in today’s gospel.  She takes ’em all.  The members of the Church are “many.”  And many, not only quantitatively, but qualitatively as well.  Look at the people in line for Communion at your average parish: young, old, rich, poor, every color and culture imaginable, every language, nation, people, tongue and tribe comes to the altar.  And the Church is immeasurably richer for it: a wild party, made one body in Christ.

Mark Shea


Mark P. Shea is a Catholic author, blogger, and speaker.

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