Reason #293 The Catholic Church has always respected philosophy and esteemed reason. It does not promote blind faith; rather it promotes a "faith seeking understanding." According to G.K. Chesterton, the Catholic Church is an "intelligent institution that has been thinking about thinking for two thousand years." You can read an interview with author Robert Haddad here: http://www.xt3.com/library/view.php?id=19319&categoryId=27
Christian prayer is the personal and living relationship of the children of God with their Father who is infinitely good, with his Son Jesus Christ, and with the Holy Spirit who dwells in their hearts.