The thing I have to say is this (I could not have said it before your step: I can say so now.  Before it would have been like a selected pleading.)  The Catholic Church is the exponent of Reality.  It is true.  Its doctrines in matters large and small are statements of what is.  […]  My conclusion—and that of all men who have ever once seen it—is the Faith: Corporate, Organised, a personality, teaching.  A thing, not a theory.  It.

Excerpt of a letter from Belloc to Chesterton after the latter’s Reception

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