"Where in the Bible does it say that anyone should venerate "Our Lady" in order to respect her son?".
Then I got a response that completely ignored the question. Why? The answer is that the Bible does not require some outward sign of "veneration" of Mary in order to respect Jesus. I found it quite unscriptual to accuse the the Pope of disrespecting Mary AND THEREFORE Jesus because he didnt genuflect after consecration.
Marys righteousness and faith are without question. But she is not the path to Jesus or The Father according to Jesus own words.
"So we restrict our honor of Mary to veneration"
Where in the Bible does it command, or even allow for veneration of a dead person as if they are still alive? That leads to praying to another other than The Father. That got king Saul into a lot of trouble trying to communicate with the prophet Samuel.
II Tim 3:16 "All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness". Mary and all others are in the Bible for "training in righteousness" - some very positive like Mary, others negative like Cain.
What part of “in Christ”don’t you get?
Those who die “in Christ” remain in Him. We see them around the Throne praising Him. If it is sorcery to ask them, in Christ, to join in prayer for our needs and concerns, then it was sorcery for the seer of the Book of Revelation to talk to them.
Your prooftexting from the sorcery prohibition of 1 Samuel is laughable exegesis.