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To: delchiante
Scripture doesn't prohibit repetitive prayer. It prohibits VAIN repetition. Unless you're capable of judging hearts you don't know whether Catholics are vain in prayer. Scripture contains many examples of repetitive prayer. Jesus prayed the same prayer three times in the garden and the psalms are full of repetitive prayer.

You don’t worship the serpent.. no one prays to the serpent or cherubims.. Mary is worshipped

Without intending disrespect, you are not qualified to state who I do or don't worship. Are you privy to the words and sentiments of my silent prayer?

she has special days

"Special days" don't mean the individual is worshiped any more than we worship secular figures on national holidays. If you can understand the concept of honoring the sacrifice of our military on national holidays then you can understand the concept of honoring important figures in salvation history. If I give thanks to God for the apostles who were martyred for the faith, or for Mary's faith in saying yes with no husband, or for Joseph caring for a child not his own, that's hardly worship. It's thanking God for his goodness and for giving us so many examples of faith-filled people in salvation history.

The coronation in Revelation, taken IN CONTEXT, occurs immediately after the Ark (Mary is the Ark of the New Covenant in Catholic theology, just as Luke tells us by his parallels to 2nd Samuel) appears in heaven. Later in the same chapter we learn that among her offspring are those who hold to the testimony of Jesus.

I'm not out to change your beliefs. That's the work of the Holy Spirit. I'm just here to speak the truth when others lie about Catholic beliefs.

66 posted on 03/18/2013 12:50:26 PM PDT by PeevedPatriot
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To: PeevedPatriot
that's hardly worship should read

that's hardly worship of those individuals.

67 posted on 03/18/2013 1:10:48 PM PDT by PeevedPatriot
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