here's a source, Clay, there are probably more:
-The Church never hid the Bible Guest, they protected it.
Next time you go to your doomsday meeting with your fellow Ideologues, look around the room and ask yourself,'did the Catholic Church do the responsible thing- as safeguarders of sacred scripture?
Hopefully you're smart enough to see the chaos that individual private interpreters of sacred scripture has caused.
Heck, look on this forum alone.
The CC made the word of God available to all who wished to experience it where it belongs.
Oh you wanna pull it off the Library shelf and open your own 'Christian church' based on how you interpret the scriptures? Sorry maaam, that's not what the Holy Book is for.
of course they *protected* it.
Just like they *protected* the little boys from the priests.
Just like they *protected* the church from all those heretics.
we know your definition of the word *protect*.