A Catholic magazine once found that far more Italian Catholics prayed to Padre Pio than to any other icon of the faith, including the Virgin Mary or Jesus.
Being Catholic myself, this statement gives other Christians the heebie-jeebies, and rightly so. We should NOT be praying to saints, Mary or anyone or anything else besides the Father, Son and Holy Ghost. We ask these other entities to pray for us, but never pray TO them.
posted on 03/03/2008 2:28:46 PM PST
(Crunchy Con - God, guns, guts, and organically grown crunchy nuts.)
We ask these other entities to pray for us, but never pray TO them.
"To" is just a shorthand way of saying "ask these other entities to pray for us".
posted on 03/03/2008 3:02:07 PM PST
(Acerbic by nature, not nurture™)
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