And when he asks Mary to pray for him he isn't worshiping her any more than he'd be worshiping you if he asked you for your prayers. The only difference is that you're on earth and she isn't. She's alive in heaven with our other brothers and sisters in the faith who preceded us there.
I don't mind you disagreeing with Catholic beliefs although I'd be inclined to take your criticisms more seriously if you accurately stated the Catholic belief or practice with which you disagree. Peace be with you.
“And when he asks Mary to pray for him he isn’t worshiping her any more than he’d be worshiping you if he asked you for your prayers.”
Thanks for that image. As a Protestant I am slowly learning that the language the Catholics use with regard to Mary (and other things) are probably not what I take them to mean. And with the new Pope, I am learning more about the traditions and the meanings behind them. Most traditions can look rather silly I suppose from the outside (or the inside for that matter!) if one doesn’t know what they are all about, and their deeper meanings.
His very first act as "pope" was to go to slip out of the Vatican, drive across Rome to the Basilica of St. Mary Major, the largest basilica in the world DEDICATED TO Mary, the so-called "Mother of God". He then proceeded to pray in front of an ancient ICON, called the Salus Populi Romani, or the Protectress of the Roman People (preposterously held by Roman Catholic tradition to have been painted by St. Luke himself). He also brought flowers and laid them beneath the idolic ICON IN HONOR OF MARY!
So, the very first act of this new "pontificate" was to pray before the idol of the Virgin Mary which he chose to do of his own free will! So much for being an "advocate for the Gospel of Jesus Christ!
I didn't say or do these things. According to Roman Catholic "church" sources this is the very FIRST official act "pope" Francis did as "pope".
I am not "bearing false witness", all I did was REPEAT what the RC "church" SAID that HE DID (they even have pictures to prove it! Don't believe me? Then read it and see for your self and weep because your new "pope" is no friend of Christ, he is an idol worshiper, just like those before him: