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What Catholics Believe

2020_05 24 prayer

This is what Catholics believe about intercession.

We do not worship Mary. – We love Mary. We honor Mary. We respect Mary. We learn from Mary. We take joy in Mary. And we ask for her powerful intercession.

We do not worship the saints. – We love the saints. We honor saints. We respect the saints. We learn from saints. We take joy in saints. And we ask for their powerful intercession.

Just as other Christian believers ask for the intercession of their friends on earth – we ask for the intercession of our friends in Heaven. Simple as that.

So next time, instead of saying, “Catholics worship Mary” try saying “I don’t understand Catholic theology.” We are one body in Christ and there is so much we could learn from each other if we stopped assuming the worst about each other.

Thank you for coming to my Ted Talk.

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THEOLOGY OF HOME: Home isn’t something you buy. It’s something you build, slowly, over time, not simply by sheltering in place, but by living deeply in place, one dinner at a time, one baby at a time, one kiss at a time, one prayer at a time.” – Emily Stimpson Chapman

TIME TO REOPEN: [18:39] – Prager U’s William Witt interviews a psychiatrist about the mental health crisis that the lockdown has caused. Substance abuse, overdoses, domestic violence, and child abuse are all on the rise. The Department of Health & Human Services estimates “deaths of despair” could reach as high as 150,000.

In some places, the number of deaths by suicide have exceeded the number of deaths from the coronavirus. Dr. Michael deBoisblanc of John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek, California, told ABC 7 news that he has seen a “year’s worth of suicides” in the last four weeks alone.

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