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"Angel of God, who art my guardian, watch over me through my life." -- Catholic Holy Card
Paraphrasing Chesterton, the Cross is the only symbol that can extend itself in all four directions and not lose its essential shape. It breaks out. Think of what happens when God gets into the nooks and crannies of our life with faith as small as a mustard seed. Catholic orthodoxy is a radical way of bustin' loose: God gets in there and lovingly reorients what's gotten broken and bent out of shape.
...though nobody is truly "born Catholic": one can be born of Catholic parents, but one's Catholicity only truly begins with baptism, where we are born again, and initiated by water and spirit into the Body of Christ. Catholicism is a life, not an ethnicity, a culture, or mere birthright: it is THE Way, THE Truth, and THE Life.