Intercession of the saints is a doctrine held by the Eastern Orthodox, Oriental
Orthodox and Roman Catholic Churches. The practice of praying to saints can be
In any event, it is clear from Revelation 5:8 that the saints in heaven do actively
intercede for us. We are explicitly told by John that the incense they offer to God ...
Catholics do, however, honor Mary with great reverence and devotion ... In 1
Timothy it says Jesus is our sole mediator, yet we pray to Mary and the Saints.
Catholics fully agree that Paul refers to living Christians as saints. All of us in the
body of Christ are saints. It would be easy to conclude that this is the only way to
The Roman Catholic Church says that praying to the Saints and to Mary is the
right thing to do. However, the Bible does not support this idea.
Prayer is an act of worship, so to whom alone should we pray? ... According to
the New Catholic Encyclopedia, “the saints intercede for men,” and “it is 'good
and useful' to invoke them to ... Jehovah's Witnesses invite you to do the same.
Like all Christians, Catholics believe in life after death, but we also believe that
our relationship with other Christians does not end with death. Catholic prayer to
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Aug 26, 2009 ... "Thanks for playing..wrong answer!" Fr. Jeff explains Catholics REAL
relationships to our saints.
Jul 9, 2014 ... It didn't do an awful lot popularly for praying to Mary until something else ... He
would only pray to saints, mediators between us and Christ.
Sometimes Catholics feel the need to say, “no we do not pray to the saints, we
pray with them.” While this is technically true –we do pray with them to God– once