Since you want to acquire a Catholic or universal mentality, here are some characteristics you should aim at:
—a breadth of vision and a vigorous endeavour to study more deeply the things that are permanently alive and unchanged in Catholic orthodoxy;
—a proper and healthy desire, which should never be frivolous, to present anew the standard teachings of traditional thought in philosophy and the interpretation of history...;
—a careful attention to trends in science and contemporary thought;
—and a positive and open attitude towards the current changes in society and in ways of living.