I have an occasional feature called, "The Quotable Sippo." It's very simple, I just let Catholic apologist Art Sippo speak for himself. Recently, Dr. Sippo provided some of his insights, and well... let's just let the good doctor speak for himself.
Dr. Sippo answered this question: "I seem to remember a semi-famous quote by a visitor to St. Peter's Basilica when, asked whether he thought it was beautiful, answered by saying something like "yes, but was it worth schism?" Anybody recall the circumstances here?"
What the interlocator meant was that the indulgence to raise funds for the building of St.Peter's Basilica was the proximate cause of Luther's revolt.
In answer to the question, the answer is "Yes, it was worth it." Doing something beautiful for God is always superior than the self-righteousness of those who prefer their own will to that of the will of God. Man made religion tickles men's ears and never offends them. I think every Protestant should look at St.Peter's and regret his loss.
These same people took over Westminster Abbey in London and turned it into an ugly puritanical dump. They got rid of all the frescoes and the statues of the saints and replaced them with pictures and statues of English Protestants who were PATRONS of the sovereigns, not saintly people. There is a FULL SIZED efigy [sic] of Queen Elizabeth, the bastard daughter of Henry VIII, but not a single statue of Jesus. And both Charles Darwin and Benedict Armold [sic] are buried in state there. I think that says it all. [source]