The triumph of the Catholic Church, from its beginnings with the Apostles filing out from the Holy Land, to its rising to be monarch over kings, to its continued survival and worldwide development against every conceivable persecution, is the most extraordinary story in the world. The Church is a great force, and perhaps through it–indeed, only through it–Christendom will rise again.

-H.W. Crocker III, Triumph: The Power and the Glory of the Catholic Church