"For years, I was told by my religious leaders (JWs) that the
Catholics and other religions did not provide spiritual food to their members"
They provide spiritual food but where is the source coming from is the question you should have asked.
The scriptures are clear the preachers provide food but its JUNK food from teaching of Demons:
1 Tim 4-1
the Holy Spirit tells us clearly that in the last times some will turn
away from the true faith; they will follow deceptive spirits and
teachings that come from demons.
. "The Catholics
easily out do the JWs library by thousands of books!!"
And Catholics murdered anyone who tried to translate the scriptures from the dead language of Latin ,keeping people in the dark of its false teaching of Demons
Tyndale's translation was the first English Bible to draw directly from Hebrew and Greek texts, the first English translation to use Jehovah ("Iehouah") as God's name as preferred by English Protestant Reformers, t
It was taken to be a direct challenge to the hegemony of both the Catholic Church and the laws of England maintaining the church's position. In 1530
He was murdered by the Catholic Church for his translating the bible
He was convicted of heresy
and executed by strangulation, after which his body was burnt at the
stake. His dying prayer was that the King of England's eyes would be
John Wycliffe,The papacy, he believed, reeked of corruption and self-interest. He was determined to do something about it.Wycliffe began publishing pamphlets arguing that, rather than pursuing
wealth and power, the church should have the poor at heart. In one tract
he described the Pope as “the anti-Christ, the proud, worldly priest of
Rome, and the most cursed of clippers and cut-purses”
Wycliffe firmly believed that the Bible should be available to
everybody. He saw literacy as the key to the emancipation of the poor.
Although parts of the Bible had previously been rendered into English
there was still no complete translation. Ordinary people, who neither
spoke Latin nor were able to read, could only learn from the clergy.
Much of what they thought they knew – ideas like the fires of hell and
purgatory – were not even part of Scripture.
With the aid of his assistants, therefore, Wycliffe produced an English Bible,a bill was placed before parliament to outlaw the English Bible and to imprison anyone possessing a copy.After his death the church resumed its persecution of the now-dead Wycliffe [he died in 1384].
Shorn of alternatives, the best they could do was to burn his bones
[in 1427], just to make sure his resting place was not venerated. The
Archbishop of Canterbury explained that Wycliffe had been “that
pestilent wretch, of damnable memory, yea, the forerunner and disciple
of antichrist who, as the complement of his wickedness, invented a new
translation of the scriptures into his mother-tongue”.
In 1427, Pope Martin ordered that John Wycliffe’s bones be exhumed from
their grave, burned and cast into the river Swift. Wycliffe had been
dead for 40 years
With this murderous background of the Church one has to ask or should wonder about its translation,obviously God was not behind the church burning people who just translated scripture ,yet this was the food they were and still today feeding the ignorant ones who failed to heed the command to get out of false religion.
New American Standard Bible Rev 18-4
heard another voice from heaven, saying, "Come out of her, my people,
so that you will not participate in her sins and receive of her plagues;
The instrument that feeds spiritual food is the KingJames Bible
An article in the Look Magazine in 1952 exposed the Catholic Church translation saying it contained at least 50,000 errors that's fifty thousand
This was the actual magazine
"Who else provides all this spiritual food?"