Saints and Simpletons
The Church is truly universal in its appeal, practice and application. The wisest of the wise, St. Thomas Aquinas had to put his pen down when he realized he could no longer articulate the revelation that had been shown to him. Yet the simplest among us can believe and receive Christ in a small host of unleavened bread placed on his tongue. Both saint and simpleton can leave Mass with a tremendous measure of grace regardless of their degree of understanding of the sacred mysteries. Catholicism will always be the religion of the people for that very reason.