Praying to Mary

@dlr297 (5206)
United States
December 6, 2014 12:32pm CST
Why do Catholics pray to Mary...
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@owlwings (38062)
• Cambridge, England
6 Dec 14
They believe that Mary will intercede for them with Jesus, since she is his mother.
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@dlr297 (5206)
• United States
6 Dec 14
But the Holy Bible tells us that Jesus Christ is the only way...I just do not understand why they would be taught that. The Bible tells us to pray only to God...Jesus Christ is the only one that can save us.....
@mythociate (13822)
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
10 Dec 14
@dlr297 Maybe we need Mary to intercede for Jesus (since Mary WAS the one whom the Father God deemed 'worthy of his holy seed'). Who interceded for Jesus when He was human?
@salonga (27973)
• Philippines
5 Nov 15
It is not biblical but they practice it just the same because they believe since Mary is the mother of Jesus, Jesus will listen to Mary's petitions. I don't subscribe to any practice that have no biblical basis though. I am a Christian and I only follow God's Word not doctrines created by men.
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@mythociate (13822)
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
10 Dec 14
Don't you remember that passage where--on the road to Calvary--Jesus talked about Mary when He told the disciple, "Here is your mother." (I always thought that was about the disciple Peter, but the text says "the disciple whom Jesus loved," whom scholars say was St. John). Also the CatholicTradition-site gives two reasons: 1) God CHOSE her to be his mother (when he could've just popped into existence out of nothing, or could've done 'another Adam' & just breathed into some mud) & 2) God CHOSE her to be THE MOTHER OF ALL MANKIND.
  Why Catholics Pray to the Blessed Virgin Mary Many non-Catholics have been trained from childhood to believe that one of the clear proofs of the falsity of Catholicism is to be found in the honor that is paid to the Blessed Virgin Mary in the Catholic Ch
@mythociate (13822)
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
11 Dec 14
@dlr297 Can you not edit yourself? You said "it was said on the fishing-boat." Then you said "Jesus was on the Cross!" Where I'm talking about is John 19:25-27. Talk about hypocrisy! He speaks of Our Father, He must be talking about God; but He speaks of Our Mother, He's talking about an invalid old geezer we have to take care of?
• Canada
26 Nov 15
Owlwings got the closest answer-technically speaking, Mary isn't prayed to, but rather they ask her to pray for them. The idea is that believers are on this side of eternity, and hence she is alive in Christ-so asking a saint to pray for a person, in their eyes, is like asking a pastor or anyone else to pray for them. A person doesn't have to agree with that practice, but that is the theological understanding behind it. The views behind Mary having a special relationship with Christ are additional views, still present, but need to be viewed within that context.
@epiffanie (8345)
• Australia
15 Nov 15
Because that's what the church tell them to do..