Did you know that, according to modest estimates, a Bible owned by a noble family in the Middle Ages would have cost the family the modern-day equivalent of tens of thousands of dollars? That’s more than a few flights back and forth to Rome to rub the foot on the statue of Saint Peter! And, of course, only the formally educated within society (i.e., typically, the clergy, religious, and nobility) were able to read at all.
Times have certainly changed, and not only is literacy much higher around the globe, but in the digital age, these resources are always available online, for free! Are you using them? Do you have a free moment, perhaps while in line at Aldi, and want to catch up on the day’s Gospel reading? What the Catholic Church teaches about the sacraments? Whip out your device and check out these reliably good reads.
1. What did God say? Find out by reading the Bible!
2. What does the Catholic Church teach about what God has said? Check out the Catechism of the Catholic Church!
3. If you could not put down the Catechism, and want to know more about how to live a life of faith, you can read the United States Catholic Catechism for Adults.
4. What does the Catholic Church teach about how to treat your neighbor? Learn all about social justice teachings in the Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church.