mother church can be rigid, but at times—bless her—she can think like a $700-an-hour K Street lawyer.
He and mother church—from whose tender embrace I myself have regrettably lapsed—will both be made out to be appalling hypocrites.
mother church is understandably sensitive when it comes to schisms.
They are eager to be reconciled to mother church, but are prevented by evil councillors.
Your name is not your own until mother church has put it properly upon you.
One of the oldest, if not the mother church in Linn county, is that at Lisbon.
In 1895 the way opened for him to enter the service of his mother church.
The filial love of the Puritan colonists toward the mother church of England was by no means extinct in the third generation.
All the Yucatecans will gladly join in a jest at the expense of mother church.
He adheres to the ornate worship of the mother church when religiously disposed.