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Originally Posted by applejuice View Post
Scripture? How about commentary. I went to Catholic School for eight years and rarely read scripture; it was referred to, but we never read it for ourselves. More recently my two younger sons attended Catholic High Schools and never cracked a Bible.

A Cathechism yes. TExtbooks yes. Never a Bible.
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We read Scripture daily, and my daughter's Catholic school did the same, even in Pre-K and Kindergarten.
: Plus, scripture is EVERYWHERE in the Catholic Church. All the prayers are directly from scripture, Liturgy of the Hours, if it is done, is a prayer of the psalms and scripture, one who attends daily mass is getting scripture and will read the the bible in 2 years time I believe, just by doing that.

BUT, the Catholic Church's belief is that it is ultimately the parents responsibility to educate their children in the faith. Schools can help but if they are not doing the job, it is the parents responsibility to ensure a child is properly catechised. Eph 6:1-4 doesn't say send them to school to learn about God and your obligation is done.



Quick take on the OP just the Catholic part as I have never been protestant so can't answer that: Mary leads to Jesus. She is the new Eve who said yes and birthed Jesus, who is both God and Human. Mary is important because of her connection to Jesus. She is not to be worshiped, but she is our mother in Heaven and as such she is to be respected and honored.
post #42 of 45
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Originally Posted by Paddington View Post
will read the the bible in 2 years time I believe, just by doing that.
3 years time
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Originally Posted by CharlieBrown View Post
3 years time
Aww, thank you. I thought it was 3 years with just Sunday and 2 with daily but I so should be asleep and can't remember anyway.
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Originally Posted by Paddington View Post
: Plus, scripture is EVERYWHERE in the Catholic Church. All the prayers are directly from scripture, Liturgy of the Hours, if it is done, is a prayer of the psalms and scripture, one who attends daily mass is getting scripture and will read the the bible in 2 years time I believe, just by doing that..


THIS!

I was going to type this up, thanks for beatingme to it.

I was totally confused when she said there was no scripture.
EVERYTHING in my catholic life is scripture. :
post #45 of 45
One note on the pagan customs adopted by the RC Church- Catholics believe that God used many ways to prepare people to receive His message. He did this with the Jews most explicitly (throuhg prophets, etc) but He also worked through pagan cultures less explicitly. So, if their pagan worship of a goddess led them to identify with Christ's mother, there is no problem with that.
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