For those who believe we Catholics are not allowed to study the Bible.

If the Church does not allow and encourage personal reading of the Word of God then why are there indulgences attached to it and published in many catechisms and the fronts of many Catholic Bibles.

These are there to specifically encourage the practice of reading the Bible.
• A partial indulgence is granted the Christian faithful who read sacred Scripture with the veneration due God’s word and as a form of spiritual reading. The indulgence will be a plenary one when such reading is done for at least one-half hour [provided the other conditions are met].
Myths about Indulgences (scroll down to HOW TO GAIN AN INDULGENCE and then to the list near the bottom of the article).

Many also have the encyclical
Dei Verbum in the front as well. You might also read Verbum Domini which also deals with the Church and the Word of God.

Anyone who is confronted with this myth might want to referthe persons to these sources.

Oh, and the only time that the Church came down Bibles and reading them was back when "reformed" versions were published that had anti-Catholic notes in them or grossly mistranslated passages. Mostly the former.

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