Cardinal Newman once said and his words are still very timely today: ” I want laymen, not arrogant, not rash in speech, not disputations, but men who know their religion, who enter into it, who know just where they stand, who know what they hold and what they do not; who know their Creed so much of history that they can defend it. I want an intelligent, well instructed laity. I wish you to enlarge your knowledge, to cultivate your reason, to get an insight into relation of truth to truth; to learn to view things as they are; to understand how faith and reason stand to each other ; what are the bases and principles of Catholicism. Ignorance is the root of bitterness”
Source: Apologetics and Ecumenism By: Bro. Ramon Gitamondoc( Former CFD National President) of Catholic Faith Defenders, Inc Journal Volume 2.
Cardinal John Henry Newman- Former Protestant