• Deacon John M. Bresnahan

    What many Catholics (and Orthodox) like about the veneration of the saints and asking their intercession before Christ is that it helps one feel part of a great and loving family helping each other as brothers and sisters in The Faith.

  • CMR

    (1 Timothy 2:5-7) . 5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, a man, Christ Jesus, 6 who gave himself a corresponding ransom for all—this is what is to be witnessed to in its own due time. 7 For the purpose of this witness I was appointed a preacher and an apostle—I am telling the truth, I am not lying—a teacher of nations in the matter of faith and truth.
    According to the BIBLE, there’s only ONE MEDIATOR between God and men, CHRIST JESUS. Praying to anyone other than God (the Father) is an egregious error and Christians can only approach the Father (in prayer) through JESUS. (John 14:6)- Jesus said to him: “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. The scriptures never mention, and certainly do not recommend, praying to the “saints”.

  • Deacon John M. Bresnahan

    Gee CMR I hope you are honest and tell people to get lost if they ever ask you to say a prayer for them. Thank God there is no banning people from praying for each other (including the saints who are alive with Christ–) in most Christian churches.

  • George Waite

    This is a primitive superstition; god becomes a cosmic bureaucrat whose ear you’ve got to get by getting hold of someone “who knows somebody”: a heavenly Mayor Daley.
    If god knows everything, why ask someone to tell him what you want?
    Religion is so pointless.