Many people seem to have this idea of the Catholic Church as some sort of gestalt mind, a Borg-like single brain with all members thinking in lock-step.
The Church does have a body of doctrine, but that doctrine was compiled over centuries. Doctors of the Church debated for years on this issue and that, applying all the forces of human reason and of observation to try and tease out the truth.
Yeah, that would be the Catholic Church, all right -- 10 pounds of reason in a five-pound bag.
And to think I have to work at being funny.