I don’t know why you insist on trying to post a viewpoint about a Catholic subject when it seems you could use a little bit more background understanding.
Being a ‘Momma’s boy’ myself, I get offended when heretics, who don’t have the slightest idea what they are talking about, start insulting the Mother of God.
Devotion to Our Lady reaches back far into the church. Even before the revolt. One of the Father’s of Heresy, Martin Luther, had a devotion to Mary.
Since we are talking about apparitions, I was recently studying on Our Lady of good success. Our Lady had some interesting things to say about the 20th century, when she appeared back in the late 1600’s.
The Rosary is the weapon!