Do Catholics Worship Mary?

by Steve Ray on February 3, 2006

Mary, Saints, Worship & Salvation
by Steve Ray

Catholic are often accused of “worshipping” Mary, the Saints, icons, statues and the like. “Bowing before a statue must certainly be worship,” says the Evangelical who has rejected images (only of a certain kind, as we shall see later). It may be inconsistent with his own practice, but has never taken the time to understand Catholic and liturgical Christianity.

Have they ever asked the little old lady in her babushka if she is actually worshiping the statue in front of which she kneels? Does this holy and wrinkled woman in Poland believe she is worshiping the icon of the Black Madonna? Does the Mexican mother surrounded by her kneeling children consider her veneration of our Lady of Guadalupe the same as her worship of God? Of course not. It would only take a few such questions, should the wondering Protestant care to learn.

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Gia February 3, 2008 at 9:53 AM

Our Blessed Lord did not begin His work of redemption without the consent of Mary, solemnly asked and freely given. Likewise He did not complete it on Calvary without her presence and her consent. “From this union of sufferings and of will between Mary and Christ, she merited to become most worthily the restorer of the lost world and the dispenser of all the graces Jesus purchased by His death and by His Blood.” She stood by the cross of Jesus on Calvary, representing all mankind there, and at each new Mass the offering of the Saviour is accomplished subject to the same conditions. Mary stands at the altar no less than she stood by the cross. She is there, as ever, co-operating with Jesus – the Woman, foretold from the beginning, crushing the serpent’s head. A loving attention to her ought, therefore, to form part of every Mass rightly heard. – The Legion of Mary, The Liturgy of the Eucharist in Union with Mary, “Holy Mass” – © 2004 – 2007 New York Senatus

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