Some church-related food for thought:
"Treat the Catholic Church as divine only and you will stumble over her scandals, her failures and her shortcomings. Treat her as human only and you will be silenced by her miracles, her sanctity and her eternal resurrections. ... "
- Monsignor Robert Hugh Benson (1871 - 1914), a British convert to Catholicism and novelist, from "Paradoxes of Catholicism" (1913).