As for Catholics, their duty as members of the Church impels them to learn more and more fully its principles; while among Protestants the desire for a more intimate and accurate knowledge of things Catholic increases in proportion to the growth of the Church in numbers and in importance.
The Catholic clergy are naturally expected to direct inquirers to sources of the needed information; yet they find only too often that the proper answers to the questions proposed are not to be met with in English literature.
He hadn't been raised as a Christian but he had felt a wonder at the gift of life and a desire to find out the meaning of that gift. Human beings should rise above desires and live a life of virtue, they said.
He first discarded the approach of many people who around him, who believed the purpose of life was only to satisfy desires. But Hilary could see in his own heart that humans were meant for even more than living a good life.
"They didn't know who they were." This is how Hilary summed up the problem with the Arian heretics of the fourth century.