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“Consecration to Mary” and Christian Unity

A few days ago I found myself defending the Roman Catholic Church against the charge of idolatry, made by an Evangelical brother. My argument was that idolatry was elevating a statue or any other thing to the status of (a) God, and that at least in its official statements the Roman Catholic Church clearly distinguishes between

  • saints, including the mother of our Lord, who can be venerated and asked for their intercession, just as we can ask our friends who are still on this earth for their intercession, on the one hand, and
  • God, on the other hand, who alone is to be worshipped and whom we can ask in prayer to directly intervene in our affairs.

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