EWTN Catholic Q&A
Fr. Raymond Brown
Question from Joseph A. Apicella on 09-15-2012:

Fr.Raymond Brown was considered one of the foremost authorities on sacred scripture. You directed the questioner to the Cathecism of the Catholic Church. You cannot use the Cathecism to understand the Bible. You can use the Bible to understand the Cathecism.

Answer by Richard Geraghty on 09-16-2012:

Dear Joseph,

But you can use the Catechism to understand the Bible. There are many ways to interpret the Bible. The Catechism tells you the right way about key doctrines. The Virgin Birth is one of them. So to is the doctrine that Mary did not have any children except Christ.

Dr. Geraghty