posted on Mar, 3 2012 @ 07:28 PM
reply to post by TKDRL
I'm Catholic, and I'll say it again for all those ignorant in the Catholic beliefs whom think we all worship statues and such
When you say Catholics are 'praying' to saints, youre incorrect, we are asking the saints to intercede on our behalf to the Lord. This is what we do
even today when we someone asks us to pray for another person while their sick, ill, injured, away, etc.
"First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all men, for kings and all who are in high
positions, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life, godly and respectful in every way. This is good, and pleasing to God our Savior, who desires
all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth" (1 Tim. 2:1–4)
As far as veneration of saintly relics, this goes back to the bible when people touched the bones of a prophet and would be healed. This is seen with
the Hemorrhaging woman in the new testament thought she would be healed if she touched the hem of Jesus' cloak, which she did and was healed. (Matthew
9:20-22, Mark 5:25-34, Luke 8:43-48), and in Acts when people were brought out to St Paul, and were healed by being in his shadow and touching cloths
that had touched St Paul (Acts 5:15 & Acts 19:11-12)
People outside the Catholic faith might find this dumb or stupid or whatever, but thats THEIR opinion, what works for one person, might not work fcor
someone else, it doesnt mean its incorrect. It means thats THEIR way of doing things. To say otherwise is IGNORANCE.
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HomerinNC because: (no reason given)