Former Catholics question?
For all those former Catholics on the boards, what is your current body of knowledge on the Catholic church?
As in have you read the Catechism of the Catholic Church, any of the early Church Father's writings, papal encyclicals, or the Bible (completely).
I would like to qualify reading to mean actually attempting to understand what is written, as one would do so with an article in a science journal or precious document. Or have you just read the materials as you would read a comic strip, with no effort to understand the meaning, contents, and background.
Start by doing what is necessary, than by doing what is possible, and soon you will be doing the impossible.