Are Catholics “Bible-Believing” Christians?

In short, yes! But with some qualifications. If it weren’t for the Catholic Church, there would be no Bible as we have it today

In short, yes! But with some qualifications.

If it weren’t for the Catholic Church, there would be no Bible as we have it today. A complete list of the New Testament books was not even promulgated until the mid-fourth century and it is undoubtedly the Catholic Church who painstakingly copied and protected Sacred Scripture throughout the centuries. 

The Catholic Church does believe that the Bible is the inspired Word of God; however, Catholicism is not a religion of the book. It is a religion of the person of Jesus Christ. And it His Body, the Church, that is the “pillar and foundation of truth” (1 Tim 3:15). It is because Catholics follow Christ and the Church He established that we believe in not only the Sacred Scripture that was compiled, promulgated and protected by the Church down through the centuries, but also everything that has been passed down from Christ through His apostles and their successors in the way of Sacred Tradition.