Buit if you read it every day, you'll stay Protestant.
According to a study released in September by Baylor Universitys Institute for Studies of Religion, evangelical Protestants are a whopping eight times more likely than Catholics to read the Bible on a weekly basis. Of course, the survey only looked at private Bible reading; it did not take into account the Scripture passages Catholics take in at every Mass. Still, we tip our hats to our separated brothers and sisters in Christ for their zeal for the Word of God.
-- from the National Catholic Register article Get Cracking, Catholics!
The Church should combat widespread "Biblical illiteracy" among the Catholic faithful, Archbishop Eterovic said.
-- from the thread Synod to Focus on Proper Use of Scripture
...while fewer believers know much about the Bible, one-third of Americans continue to believe that it is literally true, something organizers of the Synod on the Word of God called a dangerous form of fundamentalism that is winning more and more adherents even among Catholics. Such literalism, the synods preparatory document said, demands an unshakable adherence to rigid doctrinal points of view and imposes, as the only source of teaching for Christian life and salvation, a reading of the Bible which rejects all questioning and any kind of critical research....
....The flip side of this embarrassment is the presumption among many Catholics that they get the Bible at Mass, along with everything else they need for their spiritual lives. The postconciliar revolution in liturgy greatly expanded the readings, with a three-year cycle in the vernacular that for the first time included Old Testament passages. Given that exposure, many think they do not need anything else. As Mr. McMahon put it, The majority still say you go to Mass, you get your ticket punched, and thats it for the week.
-- from the thread A Literate Church: The state of Catholic Bible study today
Look who's talking!!!!!
They can't seriously be saying that with a straight face, can they?
Are they really that deluded?
Alex: Buit if you read it every day, you'll stay Protestant.
Go ahead, read it every day, you'll end up Catholic faster. I do. If your point is that not enough Catholics know their own Bible, you are absolutely correct.