Do Catholics worship or pray to Mary? Well, that depends upon who you ask. There are as many types of “Catholics” as there are religions, each with their own version of what Catholic means to them, but you must ask Rome themselves (see the link to the Vatican’s website further along in this article). Some say that they know of “born again” people in the Catholic religion, but keep in mind that “born again” believers will recognize error and eventually should remove themselves from a false “church”. Rome also has their own term “born again”, but it is achieved through the sacraments not by repentant faith through the baptism of the Holy Spirit. Also, Catholic churches report to their Parish, Diocese, and ultimately the Vatican. Their governing structure is “connected” and ruled “top-down”. So what does the Vatican believe? Let’s first look at some of the terminology they use, as well as what they officially teach. As you will see from the below photos and the Vatican’s own website, it is quite easy to determine the official Catholic practice and belief pushed down by the Vatican, but the difficult part is avoiding the temptation to listen to one of their many sects and their localized belief as opposed to official Vatican teachings.
“Veneration is the act of honoring a saint, a person who has been identified as having a high degree of sanctity or holiness. Angels are shown similar veneration in many religions.” “A shrine is a holy or sacred place, which is dedicated to a specific deity, ancestor, hero, martyr, saint, daemon or similar figure of awe and respect, at which they are venerated or worshipped. Shrines often contain idols, relics, or other such objects associated with the figure being venerated.”
“Catholic” means universal and it is this universal empire of Rome that unites all religions through syncretism or mixing religions together like so many kinds of ice cream or watercolors. In fact, in many regards ecumenicism IS Catholicism since it was formed by wedding the two oldest religions of the world: Satan’s Baal religion and GOD’s Bible religion. Many Catholic rituals, such as the confessional booth, purgatory, rosary beads, icons, priests, monks, nuns, masses, works salvation, mysticism, and goddess worship (i.e. “Mary”), are not found in Scripture, but it is found in Baal worship. Another example of how Catholicism equates simply to global ecumenicism can be seen clearly in how they merge with other religions in each country. The Roman religion appears to be much like Alexander the Great’s Hellenistic military strategy, than a true religion. Alexander the Great created city-states (“polis”) with the Greek culture and belief system built into each conquered territory in order to ensure adherence in his global empire. Rome also seems more interested in merging religions than in promoting one religion. For example, there are Catholic Buddhists, Hindus, Voduns, Charismatics, Candomble, Santeria, and much, much more. Catholicism may sound Protestant in the Americas, more mystic in Asia, and voodoo-like in the islands, Africa, and Brazil, but their focus is temporal power and the supremacy of their Caesar the Pope, their Senate the Curia, and their Cardinals, Bishops, and Priests being the local provincials and rulers of mankind’s consciences with their dogmas and spiritual proclamations. What does the Bible say?
“You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. You shall not bow down to them or serve them, for I the LORD your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and the fourth generation of those who hate me, but showing steadfast love to thousands of those who love me and keep my commandments. – [Exodus 20:4-6]
Who in their right mind would bow down to an inanimate object? Isn’t that something like bowing down to a “Barbie” doll? Watch the video at this link of actual Catholics worshiping Mary. Who in theological circles could ever hope to justify such bizarre behavior with the above Scripture from Exodus 20 so clearly forbidding it? Then again, the Vatican removed those verses in Exodus 20 from their Bible. I guess that’s one way to avoid being found out by their members; however, GOD is watching and He has made it very clear that we are not allowed to remove verses from His Holy Scriptures. Smashing your speedometer may make you feel better about speeding, but it won’t change the final consequences that occur from failing to follow the law. The same applies to spiritual matters and GOD’s laws too.
Religious Rome is like the global bully who puffs out its chest and shouts damnation to anyone on the face of the earth who refuses to bow to their every decree and desire. Then they play the martyr if anyone disagrees or exposes their pursuit of world domination by calling them “Catholic bashers”, “anti-Catholic”, or “haters”. How can any government with Catholic adherents ever hope to survive with this type of military strategy and such militant followers? In this way, Catholics and Muslims are very similar, except Catholics are more crafty in trying to look pure and innocent. In comparing these two religions, we see there is the Lady of Fatima venerated by Muslims and multiple “Ladies” (including “Mary”) who are venerated by the Catholics. In a similar manner, Catholics and Muslims draw from both the Bible and Baal worship simultaneously, they both believe in works salvation, and they both have historically killed anyone who disagreed with their beliefs.
Rome has been a bit more cautious and crafty in their killing for the past half century, but let not mankind mistake caution for change. The longer the quiet, the more massive the Holocaust will surely be in future days. They are in seduction mode, trying to tempt as many non-adherents into their bed as possible during this global ecumenical appeal as they move toward a one world religion. Unwise individuals will be easily drawn into their net like simpletons into a trap. Rather than listening to one of their billion members or one of their multiple variant sects of “Catholic” religiosity, does it not make sense to read what the Vatican itself teaches on their own website regarding Mary worship and prayers? They give her the same qualities as Jesus in redemption. Read for yourself on their own website at this link, at this link, at this link, at this link, and at this link of their anti-Biblical and anti-Christ theology. Anyone who knows the purpose of a shrine and knows how many shrines the Catholics have built to Mary would be dumb-founded to know that some sects of Catholics actually try to deny that they worship Mary. To deny that Catholics pray to Mary is like denying that the Vatican is a foreign government. As you will see in the video at this link, the facts can be seen clearly.