Again and again, you used to hear Catholic speakers imply that, before Vatican II, all was darkness and ignorance and lack of schooling, and… oh, no… they expected you to remember things you were taught. Horrors.
I swear to you, there is nothing I’ve ever found out about Bible stuff, in my reading, that I’ve mentioned to my mom, that she didn’t already know from her Catholic schooling. Seriously. You have to get super-abstruse for her to even have to search around in her memory, but even then, one of her nun teachers mentioned it at some point. It is flippin’ scary.
Which is to say that, yes, I’m reading Part 2 of Jesus of Nazareth. Not super-abstruse, but full of insightful points that nobody ever made to me before! I’m stopping to let it percolate.