Friday, September 17, 2010

"I want a laity...."

“I want a laity, not arrogant, not rash in speech, not disputatious, but men [and women] 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 well that they can give an account of it, who know so much of history that they can defend it. I want an intelligent, well-instructed laity – I wish [them] to enlarge [their] knowledge, to cultivate [their] reason, to get an insight into the 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.’ (Sermon 9, Duties of Catholics towards the Protestant View, 1851)

--John Henry Cardinal Newman (future saint! to be beatified Sept 19, 2010)

To that end--
Remember the inaugural Vineyard Colloquium, 7pm Sunday in the President's Room. See you there!