Catholics don't worship Mary. As a Lutheran you should know that Martin Luther had a very great devotion to Mary.But getting back to what Catholics believe; they believe that Mary is in heaven along with the angels and saints with God. They believe that she intercedes with her powerful prayer, because she is not dead, all the souls of the just are with the Father,( He is the God of the living not of the dead.) She is the mother of Jesus, which makes her the Mother Of God in his humanity. She is all pure because the Son of God would never be born of a woman with original sin. We believe that she prays for us, just as if I asked you to pray for me because of some problem or other. That is as plain as I can say it, and I hope you can understand it as such. Just for the record, the Catholic Church does have problems, but you would find that the public schools , and other institutions has problems with abuse. The Catholic Church is doing something about it, but most of the "doing" is being left out of the media. Then you have some people who hate the Catholic Church so much they cannot see anything good about it. This is the fuel that they need to keep bashing no matter what is being done.<quoted text>
I am Lutheran. I admit I said several things in a hateful way. I respect the members and congregation of the Catholic church. What I detest is how the Vatican continues in criminal activities and tries to cover it up. Do you have any compassion for the children and families devastated by the priests immoral acts. I would not be so hateful towards the pope and his cronies if they did not cover up their criminal acts and tried to correct their evil ways. How can you still look up to these evil people who move priests and others from one location to another when they found out children were being molested. Remember "God loved the children". I wonder how God feels about your church leaders hiding the crimes and exposing other innocent children to the perversions of some. These pigs are supposed to teach the word of God and yet they continue to hurt one of God's most loved (children). The only act that I disagree with is the worshiping of Mary.
I Love Mary very much, I hope that I can love her like Jesus loves her(which isn't possible).But I know if I love my God's mother at least He's happy about it because He loves her perfectly