Mary has told one of her,servants,St. Catherine Sienna,that she is the channel through which graces flow from ..and said,"those who ask graces of me, I shall grant".
God gave Mary this "power" to be helper of those who call on her,as a Mother,to help them! Simple as all that ! That is what the Pope means.
" Mary has told one of her,servants,St. Catherine Sienna,that she is the channel through which graces flow from "
That is absolutely anti-Christian against the teaching found in the Bible.
John says of Jesus:
"And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth. ... And from his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace. For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ."
Grace comes to us through Jesus Christ.
It is also a direct contradiction of the teaching of the Lord. Look at this:
"On the last day of the feast, the great day, Jesus stood up and cried out, "If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink." - John 7
He said, "Come to ME" not "Go to Mary".
"God gave Mary this "power" to be helper of those who call on her,as a Mother,to help them!"
Jesus, not Mary, is the person we should call on help us. Look at waht the scriptures say...
"This makes Jesus the guarantor of a better covenant... he holds his priesthood permanently, because he continues forever.
Consequently, he is able to save to the uttermost those who draw near to God through him, since he always lives to make intercession for them." - Heb 7
Who do you think loves you more - Jesus or Mary?