the secret library is not so secret, obviously.
that said, if they have original writings, they are very old and only recently do we have the ways to preserve them
which i guess does not mean they are on a shelf for 2000yrs. so you can imagine handling issues and exposure problems to these docs.
they do let some scholars examine them at times, i'm sure.
anything written after 300ad might not be too relevant.
who knows? maybe they have a story or two of jc and the guys getting wasted and messing with lepers and blind people.
btw, i am a non practicing catholic.
eta; donal, we were writing at the same time i guess.
edit on 24-6-2011 by fooks because: (no reason given)