What is still beautiful about the Catholic Church? Everything. The beauty of the CatholicChurch is unchanging. Clergy in both high and low places have sinned grievously, and thus the Church is wounded, just as Christ was scourged before His crucifixion, so now the Church is suffering her own scourging. The Catholic faith is rooted in Christ who is her founder, not in the men He has chosen to lead it. Men will fail, but Jesus will not. When He gave the keys of the kingdom to St. Peter he told him that the gates of hell would not prevail against the Church. Jesus only speaks the truth.