For the better part of 500 years the Catholic Church has believed there are two sources of doctrine. One is scripture, but the other is church tradition. Just because Scripture is inspired, does not mean that it is inerrant. Recently there have been Roman Catholic theologians who have bought into a new hermeneutic and have searched for the deeper theological meaning in Scripture over and above its historical truth. All of these issues affect how the Bible is used. Though there have been some efforts to put Scripture into the hands of the laity, it remains up to those who are theologically trained to instruct their people in the sacred texts.