2. WHY Study the CCC? Why not Go Directly to the Bible?

The CCC puts things that are all over the Bible into a logical, organic form.  One idea flows naturally out of the last.  When people with little knowledge of the faith study the Bible on their own, they run the risk that exists in Protestantism: - private interpretation leads to erroneous conclusions.  Remember: there are over 38,000! Protestant churches, each one having gone to the Bible and sincerely believing that it has found the Truth.  I've been in Bible study groups where people got some pretty outlandish results from private interpretation.  The CCC contains the Catholic Church's official interpretations.  You can alternate between the CCC and the Bible.