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To: phil1750
It "honors and revers" Jesus Mother.

Do they not pray a rosery to her as well? Is there an Our Father version of these beads to Jesus or God? No. Instead of asking Jesus to forgive their sins (going through a Priest in a confessional) they pray "holy Mary mother of God pray for us sinners"... Yet sin is forgiven through Christ and only Christ.

30 posted on 04/03/2006 4:19:30 PM PDT by Bommer
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To: Bommer

The concept of intercession.

The Catholic (and Orthodox) tradition is such that one can assume that certain people reside in heaven, and can be addressed directly in prayer - saints, and Mary for instance; and that it is helpful to invoke their aid.

There is a big difference of opinion on this subject with every Protestant church, including the Anglicans/Episcopalians.


31 posted on 04/03/2006 4:28:11 PM PDT by buwaya
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