One of the things I’ve come to appreciate about the Catholic Church is that it doesn’t demand a strict “either/or” approach to faith and reason. In contrast, I’ve known of — and even encountered — many evangelicals and fundamentalists who had a tendency to denigrate reason, at least when it came to religious matters. Some of them would react against what they called “intellectualizing” the Bible (though I suspect if you backed them into a corner they wouldn’t have even been able to define exactly what they meant by “intellectualizing”). Or I’ve heard some say that we need “kneeology” (i.e., spending time in prayer) rather than theology. Granted, evangelical Protestantism and fundamentalism have produced their share of highly educated people, and there is an element of truth in the concerns of the “kneeology, not theology” crowd (i.e., that all the theological studies in the world are worthless without a vibrant personal relationship with God).
But the Catholic Church readily embraces both faith and reason, rather than seeing the two as mutually exclusive. In the following short video, Fr. Robert Barron elaborates on this issue: