NO, NO, NO! We are not to pray to or worship Mary.
Years ago I went to my friends baby Christening at a Catholic church. The church had a huge statue of Mary that they were praying to. It was so sad to see.
Francis, Francis, Francis. Just go ahead and resign fellow.Pope Gives Mary Three More Titles
By Mike Gendron
Pope Francis has approved the inclusion of three additional invocations in the Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary, also called the Litany of Loreto. Her new titles include: "Mother of Mercy", "Mother of Hope", and "Comfort of Migrants." Read more.
We have to wonder why Mary needs more titles. She already has so many. Here are just a few of the others the Catholic Church has given to her: Advocate, Ark of the Covenant, Comfort of the Afflicted, Gate of the Dawn, Holy Mary, Immaculate Heart of Mary, Immaculate Virgin, Mediatrix of all Grace, Mother of Sorrows, Mother for the Journey, Mother of the Church, Mother of God, Mystical Rose, Our Lady of the Annunciation, Our Lady of Charity, Our Lady of Providence, Our Lady of Ransom, Our Lady of Solitude, Our Lady, Star of the Sea, Queen of All Saints, Queen of Angels, Queen of Apostles, Queen of Confessors, Queen of Families, Queen of Martyrs, Queen of Patriarchs, Queen of Prophets, Queen of Virgins, Queen of the World, and Refuge of Sinners.
The pope also entrusted China to Mary's protection. He said, "We entrust the pastors and faithful of the Catholic Church in that great country to the guidance and protection of our Heavenly Mother, so that they may be strong in faith and firm in fraternal union, joyful witnesses and promoters of charity and fraternal hope, and good citizens." Read more.
I would believe that. I'm sure they can "back that up". Sounds like something the pope could get behind. Catholicism isn't all it's cracked up to be. Thank folks, I'll be here all week!The following is a weird statement, if it didn't come from a source I trust I would not have believed it. When in was in an AOG church in 1999 the old pastor and his wife who I got on with tremendously, they were very good to me. I told them my family had been RC when I was very young, the Pastor's wife, Ellspeth then said she had counselled a Catholic Lady years before and led her to the Lord. One of the things this lady they counselled had been involved in was a pilgrimage to Spain where devotees would kiss statues of Mary on the foot, trying to win favour and in one case kissing a statue of Mary on the buttocks. This is what led the lady initially to question the RCC, she thought it was odd, as indeed it was, for people to queue up to kiss a statue on it's buttocks. God Bless
I think “Star of the Sea” means she’s a new brand of canned tuna fish. I’m not 100% sure...