'I want a laity... 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 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,
and what are the bases and principles of Catholicism.'
Blessed John Henry Newman
Painting: Peter Paul Rubens, The Four Evangelists
Resources to form us as holy laity:
Official Catholic Catechism Online