I hope not too many of today’s Catholics find this story to be surprising. That the bible is not to be used as a historical or scientific record has been taught to me since day one in my Church.
Though I find the headline to be a bit misleading:
It’s not like we’ve tossed it out the window altogether or anything. In fact, in terms of history, most Lay Catholics are just now discovering the Bible, especially compared to our Protestant brethren.
This is another example of the disintermediation of our faith. Priests and ministers have to get used to not being the sole providers of religious information and instead act as guides as individual believers navigate their own paths through the marketplace of ideas that is often mistaken for spirituality.