The Resurrection is the central event to all faces of Christianity (Catholicism, Protestantism, Orthodoxy). If it didn’t happen, then our faith is worthless and futile.
[quote=1 Corinthians 15:14 (NIV)]And if Christ has not been raised, our preaching is useless and so is your faith.
As I understand, the Catholic church teaches that the bible is only inerrant on matters of faith and morality, but it is able to err on matters of History and Science. This makes sense to me because there are lots of little historical discrepancies in the bible . Also I believe in miracles and the bible has a lot to say about that, which puts it fundamentally outside the domain of science. 
However this is also a little distressing for me because the resurrection is not only a matter of faith and morals: it is a historical event!
I come from a protestant background , so a large part of my faith in Christ comes from the following thought process:
*] The bible is the word of God, and the foundation of truth.
*] The new testament contains at least 1 historical account of the resurrection of Jesus.
*] From 1 and 2: The resurrection must have been a real event.
However, if the bible is not inerrant regarding history and science, then this thought process falls apart. Just because there is a description of a historical event in the bible doesn’t mean it actually happened. But the resurrection is key! If there is no guarantee that this actually happened then my faith completely blind.
I suspect that this is where catholic sacred tradition comes in to save the day but seeing as I come from a protestant background I am extremely ignorant of how it all works.
If sacred tradtion is legit, then I guess the nicene creed is also considered Truth of God? If sacred tradition applies, does this mean that the Nicene creed has equal authority to the bible? Even if it’s not the word of God? I guess that if this is true, it solves my problem by unambiguously affirming the truth of the resurrection.
I understand that Jesus Christ is the final revelation of God to humanity: the way the truth and the life. I believe that he’s up there and that thanks to the Holy Spirit he hears my prayers just like God the father does. But I’m not in the privileged position that the apostles were because I can’t actually have a conversation with the bloke!
I’m sitting here in Australia, 2014 years after the event holding a crusty old bible that seems to contradict itself and apparently can’t even be trusted to describe the resurrection with 100% accuracy or infallibility. I feel that it is impossible to read the bible correctly unless there is some God Given Guarantee that my interpretation will be the objective truth, otherwise I could pull anything out of it and read anything into it.
Is sacred tradition the answer to my dilemma? 
 For example, between the gospel accounts there are many small discrepancies, and I’m sure there are many other minor inaccuracies within both testaments.
 Regarding the creation versus evolution stuff: My understanding is that by reading Genesis in context it doesn’t matter whether you accept evolution or creationism because that is not the purpose of the book, which is to describe the relationship between God, humanity, and the rest of creation. The creation story could just be a mythical backdrop which allows the story to be told in terms that are not overly abstract, so that even a child or an Israelite from 3000 years ago could both understand it.
 Brief context: I was baptised a Catholic when I was 10, but have only really been a proper Christian for the past 2 years. I hang around in protestant circles and attend protestant churches, but lately I’ve been questioning the idea of sola scriptura and finding that it just doesn’t stack up. I suspect that I’m actually a Catholic and would like to learn more about this idea of sacred tradition. Help a brother out
 I have great respect for the protestant focus on historical biblical criticism/Calvinist exegesis, and the manuscript evidence for the new testament is astonishing. However, despite how encouraging all of that is, it is not enough for me to accept a doctrine as objective truth which proceeds from God. We have to be careful of false teachers which present doctrines that tickle the ears, and I’m very aware that it is possible to read the bible in the wrong way. I no longer believe in a relativistic “everyone is right” interpretation of the bible. I believe that there is only one reading, and that only God knows what it is. But I think that he wants me to know, and if god does indeed speak through sacred tradition, consider my prayers answered!