properly, i do no longer understand the kind you should be "pronounced Catholic" and not open a bible until your 20's! Your question seems such as you're assuming that Catholics do no longer study the bible in any respect! we've the hot testomony besides. The "greater" books have been interior the bible and bumped off via Luther through fact he had to alter something to make himself non-Catholic! Your first mistake is blindly accepting the Catholic faith, Your 2d. mistake became into leaving until now you knew why you have been leaving. It seems such as you have been made to bypass to Church as a newborn, grew up and away out of your Catholic faith and now, as an grownup, you're utilizing your grownup ideas to question the religion you maximum in all possibility found out interior the 2d or third. grade, on the main as a ninth. grader at affirmation. How a lot interest did you pay to the affirmation type? Did you even bypass to type? i'm happy you're exploring your faith, there's a lot to benefit! i'm additionally happy which you are trying to understand the Catholic faith as an grownup, you would be suprised on the failings you ignored! Get a replica of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, it provide you the regulations of the religion alongside with the Scriptural references. in case you do no longer even understand the Communion of Saints, and the place our custom comes from, you rather don't have a lot of an theory what the Catholic Church is, definately no longer sufficient to criticize it. save an open ideas, and learn the Catholic faith from Catholics after which you will get the solutions to your questions! purely activate EWTN on your television in case you get it, they have some truly sturdy classes that answer those questions. Peace be with you and God Bless!