I can recite documented literature from Catholic sources that proves that they DO deify Mary.<quoted text>The problem is this; he cant just recite anti-Catholic literature. He has to use Catholic sources./
CC (Catechism) 966: "Finally the Immaculate Virgin, preserved free from all stain of original sin, when the course of her earthly life was finished, was taken up body and soul into heavenly glory, and exalted by the Lord as QUEEN over all things, so that she might be the more fully conformed to her Son, the Lord of lords and conqueror of sin and death.'[LG 59; cf. Pius XII, Munificentissimus Deus (1950): DS 3903; cf. Rev 19:16.] The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin is a singular participation in her Son's Resurrection and an anticipation of the resurrection of other Christians: In giving birth you kept your virginity; in your Dormition you did not leave the world, O Mother of God, but were joined to the source of Life. You conceived the living God and, by your prayers, will deliver our souls from death." [Byzantine Liturgy, Troparion, Feast of the Dormition, August 15th.]
Here she is declared to be free from all orginal sin (sinless) and to have been taken to heaven, body and soul, and is being declared as the deliverer of souls.
CC 969: "This motherhood of Mary in the order of grace continues uninterruptedly from the consent which she loyally gave at the Annunciation and which she sustained without wavering beneath the cross, until the eternal fulfillment of all the elect. Taken up to heaven she did not lay aside this saving office but by her manifold intercession continues to bring us the gifts of eternal salvation .... Therefore the Blessed Virgin is invoked in the Church under the titles of Advocate, Helper, Benefactress, and Mediatrix." [LG 62.]
Here she is made responsible for eternal salvation. And is being made virtual co-Redeemer with her son. The word "mediatrix" is used, which means a female mediator, but the Bible says there is only one Mediator:
1 Tim 2:5
5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus (KJV)
10 Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, even by him doth this man stand here before you whole.
11 This is the stone which was set at nought of you builders, which is become the head of the corner.
12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.(KJV)
Mary is named as an advocate and helper by the Catholic Church. But Jesus is the Advocate and helper, Mary is not given these titles in the Bible:
I Jn 2:1
1 My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous (KJV)
Heb 13:6 (this is quoted from Psm 118:6 in the O.T.)6 So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.(KJV)
CC 964: This union of the mother with the Son in the work of salvation ....
Working with right along side Christ in salvation?
CC 2677: Because she gives us Jesus, her son, Mary is Mother of God and our mother; we can entrust all our cares and petitions to her: she prays for us as she prayed for herself:'Let it be to me according to your word. By asking Mary to pray for us, we acknowledge ourselves to be poor sinners and we address ourselves to the 'Mother of Mercy,' the All-Holy One.
Praying to her and asking her to pray for us? Intrusting all your cares and petitions (prayer is a petition)to her? We are only to pray to God and if we pray to anyone or thing else it is idol worship, just like the definition says. ANd she is made the mother of "MERCY" and "all-holy one" here! She is being made equal with God!