Catholics who study scripture and take the words to heart are that much closer to the heart of Jesus. Can't remember the name of the Pope who said "Ignorance of scripture is ignorance of Christ." but every time I read the Bible I sense the mind of Christ and am more convinced I am of the truth in Catholic teachings. Truth is from God so the Universal Church must accept truth where ever it is found (in science, history, philosophy, etc.) starting with the Holy Word of God in Scripture.
Romans 8 is so beautifully written by Paul it makes one weep at times, smile at times, and even get angry at times. Start with a good Catholic translation of the Bible and lets "ponder anew what the Almighty will do."