I believe we can.
First, to be clear on the definition, I am using this:
Sola Scriptura is the teaching that the Bible is the only inspired and authoritative word of God, is the only source for Christian doctrine, and is accessible to all—that is, it is perspicuous (clear) and self-interpreting.
- The Catholic Church readily accepts that the Bible contains the “inspired and written revelation of God”
- The Bible is the source of doctrine - “only” as a qualifier can be understood in different ways
- The Bible CAN be clear (perspicuous) and “self interpreting” depending on a number of factors such as ability to read and comprehend, level of education, indwelling of the Spirit etc. Where some of these are lacking or immature, we are free to rely on others (pastors, scholars, etc) to help guide us.
- “Church” authority is clearly stated and demonstrated, as well as implied throughout the NT.
So -in the above, derived from the given definition, I find nothing that conflicts with Catholic teaching.
Arguments for or against my concept?