Of course. How many Catholics these days actually have a Bible in their home? And use it?
I have four, and keep two Bible sites bookmarked on my desktop. At my weekly prayer meeting people bring their Bibles and read from them as the Holy Spirit gives them guidance.
The primary problem that the OP’s parents have is that Scripture is ‘suffocated’ during liturgical worship, which is basically true for a non-liturgical Christian.
Suffocated? At every Mass I hear multiple Scripture readings, and each day the readings change according to a prescribed schedule designed to expose us to the Scripture as a whole.
Someone from a denomination that doesn’t do that may see it as ‘suffocation’: I see it as the Church being methodical and purposeful about teaching us. I could as easily claim that “non-liturgical denominations leave Scriptural teachings to the random impulses of the local preacher”. But you know, that would be unfair of me. It would be casting how you do things in the worst light. So I don’t make that claim.
Please don’t dismiss the world -wide, purposeful teaching practices of my Church as ‘suffocating Scripture’ just because we don’t do things your way.
Your comment implies that it doesn’t matter, because Roman Catholics just read the Bible at home. And that places the importance pretty low on the spectrum - no formal teaching, no commentaries, no guidance on what exactly you ARE reading and certainly no oversight from the Church.
Multiple readings at every Mass. The priest gives sermons even if we do call them ‘homilies’ these days.
As for formal teachings, commentaries, etc–we go to Mass to worship God.
We can and do have Bible study sessions at other times. At Mass we are there to praise God, to witness again as it is presented to us again the sacrifice Christ made for us on Calvary, and to receive the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of our God.
And you must admit that Catholics have a reputation for not allowing the people in the pew, as it were, to read the Bible on their own.
That reputation is an outright lie.
To clarify, I do not accuse you personally of lying.
But the claim that we’re not allowed to read Scripture on our own is one of the common libels against the Church.
It may be old school rules, but it certainly was taught. And that reputation has followed you over the years.
Along with many other slanders.
My neighbor - in her 70s - says that ‘only the priests are allowed to have a Bible.’ It doesn’t bode well for the concern of the OP’s parents.
As I pointed out I own four copies of the Bible. (Two are small-print ‘travel’ copies for when I go places.) As I pointed out, at my prayer meeting people bring out their bibles to read passages. Your neighbor doubtless believes what she says. That doesn’t mean it’s true, just that she believes it.