I found the following quote attributed to Joseph Sobran. The "quote-r" doesn't reference the original source and I'm not familiar with Sobran so if anyone knows the original source please do chime in. Sobran said he
"had rather be in a church that is 500 years behind the times tha one that is five minutes behind the times, huffing and puffing, trying to catch up."
Thanks to commenter DT for below for setting me straight. What I had quoted above is apparently a bit off - maybe done from the reader's memory. Here's the actual quote:
"It can be exalting to belong to a church that is five hundred years behind the times and sublimely indifferent to fashion; it is mortifying to belong to a church that is five minutes behind the times, huffing and puffing to catch up."
Also, DT gave the original source for the quote - an article called "Notes for the Reactionary of Tomorrow." I started reading that article and it is long, but very profound, especially for those who want an insight into the nature of conservatism.