Time after time I see Catholics deny that they worship Mary.Well we sang songs to her snd prayed to her. CROWNED her with blossoms. In May. I love Mary but it sure felt like worship.
Processions where people lie down on the path while a statue of Mary passes over them is proof enough to me. Prayers by popes to Mary showe they believe her to be able to hear prayer and to mediate. Mary is a very common name for children in the Catholic realm. My sis-in-law is a Mary. Now she is new-age. Crystals and weird books lead her life.