Saturday, September 3, 2011
"There's something about Mary" Father Paul Wharton comments.
In the comments box I said that many non-Catholics don't understand why we Catholics honor Mary.
Father Paul Wharton - a guest author on this Blog - read the post and comments but somehow he was unable to comment. Something wrong with computers no doubt. Anyway ... Father Paul has written to me as follows:
"For some reason I was unable to leave this comment on your recent post. So here it is. I hope you will read the recommended post and pass it onto others.
What an interesting and timely discussion. I have found that most prejudice against Catholics is so to ignorance and lies. A priest I was stationed with in 1985-1986 told me that when he was Pastor in Bluefield, WV he was speaking with a Catholic vow and Protestant girl who were beginning preparation for marriage. When he asked the woman why she was so agitated, she asked, "When do I have to sleep with you?". Her minister told her that the priest gets to have sex with any woman he prepares for marriage!
Unfortunately, we Catholics are all too often unable to answer questions Protestants ask us. Here is an interesting way to deal with the often asked accusation: "You Catholics worship Mary!"
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