My friends maybe you can give me some insight on this matter,
To set the background I’m 110% Catholic and want to honor my vow of obedience( one of the simple vows taken as secular Franciscan) to the Church.
What are your thoughts on using other (than Catholic) materials as long as they don’t conflict with Church Doctrine?
For instance a friend lent me a DVD of Joel Olsteen on being a loyal personis this okay?
another friend suggested i use “our Daily Bread” as a daily devotional. Is it ? Catholic? If not is it okay to use?
Is there a source were we can check theser different things to ensure that they are within allowable materials.
I don’t want to sound overly conscientious, but i learned not all Christian teachings are good for Catholics, right? For instance the only bible I had in my home was a protestant KJV, this was without knowing. Last month after research on which translation to read I was made aware of it and replaced it.
I think alot of well meaning Catholics go through life with the best of intentions but do not research & study our Faith enough. Then again , I also think that some are called to do these things to a higher Degree.
Any and all comments are welcome.
Thanks my Brothers & Sisters in Christ, Pax et Bonum!