Are lay Catholics allowed to read non-Catholic and/or heretical books?
Question from on 07-27-2007:
1) Are lay Catholics allowed to read non-Catholic books?
2) Also, are lay Catholics allowed to read heretical books?
Answer by Rev. Mark J. Gantley, JCL on 07-30-2007:
There is no longer any list of prohibited books. However, a Catholic should not read materials that might be a source of temptation to sin or lead him or her away from the truth of our faith.