I find it difficult to go to the local priest with my questions, since he’s very liberal and often says things I’m not sure about, so I’ve been turning to the Catechism and the Catholic Encyclopedia for help in my answers, as well as seeking advice from other competent Catholics.
My question though is…I feel really stupid reading the CE! SO many articles are so wordy and scholarly and I don’t understand SO MUCH of it! Then I hear people say the one online is old and a bit out of date? in what places? If I am trying to learn about a topic, how am I to know if it is one of the “out of date” articles or not?
I’ve been relying most heavily on the catechism, but I become very distressed when the matching article in the CE is very long and very complicated. I fear I’m going to misunderstand, ESPECIALLY when an article is describing different “schools of thought” about a certain topic; how am I to know which we’re suppose to follow? is the CE even MEANT to be used this way?