Pinched from a blog post on the excellent Motes 'n' Beams blog - Belloc on the Church:
"The Catholic Church is an institution I am bound to hold divine - but for unbelievers a proof of its divinity might be found in the fact that no merely human institution conducted with such knavish imbecility would have lasted a fortnight".
English-speaking Catholics have been long blessed to benefit from the uncommon common-sense of Hilaire Belloc's books and essays on just about every subject under the sun, but especially regarding the Catholic Church and history.
In keeping with that fine tradition of English Catholics fearlessly relating true history as it should be told, Carmel Books is itself blessed to be able to offer newly published works that help give proper formation to new generations of Catholics; books like Hugh Williams' indispensable reference book From Ur to Us and Bella (the new 'Bellac') d'Abrera's riveting trilogy on the Tudors.
Those who don't understand the past, as they say, won't understand the present. And those who don't understand the present, can't shape the future.