This is what Catholics believe about intercession.
We do not worship Mary. – We love Mary. We honor Mary. We respect Mary. We learn from Mary. We take joy in Mary. And we ask for her powerful intercession.
We do not worship the saints. – We love the saints. We honor saints. We respect the saints. We learn from saints. We take joy in saints. And we ask for their powerful intercession.
Just as other Christians believes ask for the intercession of their friends on earth – we ask for the intercession of our friends in Heaven. Simple as that.
So next time, instead of saying, “Catholics worship Mary” try saying “I don’t understand Catholic theology.” We are one body in Christ and there is so much we could learn from each other if we stopped assuming the worst about each other.
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