A lady on one of my chat boards wrote this:
"Do you use the Christian Bible in your church? Just wondering, because when I was Catholic, the church was “based” on the Bible, but didn’t really want us reading from it, “they” wanted to preach to us, so that we would not misinterpret! This is an “old-fashoined” teaching that still exists in many cath. churches, that’s why the services were all in Latin! It was taught that “lay” people (non-clergy) couldn’t interpret the Bible without being heretic. From what I’ve heard, most cath. churches have changed from this old format with “vatican II”…
I responded back that this was sadly a misunderstanding about the Church. I’m really not sure where to look up about this topic if she respondes back. Can you shed some light on this topic for me. Thank you.