Latest Threads
newest posts

Go Back   Catholic Answers Forums > Forums > Ask an Apologist

Welcome to Catholic Answers Forums, the largest Catholic Community on the Web.

Here you can join over 400,000 members from around the world discussing all things Catholic. Membership is open to all, Catholic and non-Catholic alike, who seek the Truth with Charity.

To gain full access, you must register for a FREE account. Registered members are able to:
  • Submit questions about the faith to experts from Catholic Answers
  • Participate in all forum discussions
  • Communicate privately with Catholics from around the world
  • Plus join a prayer group, read with the Book Club, and much more.
Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free. So join our community today!

Have a question about registration or your account log-in? Just contact our Support Hotline.

Thread Tools Search Thread Display
Old Dec 2, '12, 5:53 pm
DavidSears's Avatar
DavidSears DavidSears is offline
Junior Member
Join Date: September 8, 2012
Posts: 263
Default Why is Mary so important in the Church?

Okay I don't want to get banned from the website, and I promise I'm not trolling, but why is Mary so important in the church? The assumption and the immaculate conception are not in the Bible. Jesus never said "my mother will be the 'Queen of Heaven.' So why? Is Mary immaculate? I don't know. I know I'm saved through Jesus, and Mary didn't die on the cross, but Jesus did. HIS blood washes away my sins, not Mary. I love Mary, I really do, she gave birth to my Savior, but I have a lot of doubts. This is my scruples talking, I'm sorry if I'm out of line, but something seems wrong to me. I used to pray the rosary, but I don't even do that anymore. Please help me.
Old Dec 3, '12, 2:04 pm
Fr. Vincent Serpa Fr. Vincent Serpa is offline
Catholic Answers Apologist
Join Date: May 4, 2004
Posts: 4,937
Default Re: Catholic Church and Mary


Okay, who sent the Archangel Gabriel to Mary with that salutation: “Hail, full of grace!”? It was God, the Father who sent the greeting. Throughout the Old Testament when an angel appeared to a human, it was the human who showed honor to the angel. But here it is the angel who shows honor to the human. The reason for this is that God chose her for a truly extraordinary mission. She was to conceive His Son in her womb; providing Him with a human nature. That God would condescend to the level of His creatures is mind boggling. His Son was now to take on a human nature while still having a divine one. And so here we come to why Mary is so important. She is important because Jesus is so important. Or do you think that Jesus doesn’t deserve a mother who is immaculate and worthy of being the Queen of all the angels and saints? To deny that He deserves such a mother is to deny HIS importance. Ever think of that?

Fr. Vincent Serpa, O.P.

Go Back   Catholic Answers Forums > Forums > Ask an Apologist


Thread Tools Search Thread
Search Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Prayer Intentions

Most Active Groups
6597CAF Prayer Warriors Support Group
Last by: tawny
6138Let's empty Purgatory
Last by: RJB
5162Petitions Before the Blessed Sacrament
Last by: grateful_child
4627Devotion to the Sorrowful Mother
Last by: neweggs
4287Poems and Reflections
Last by: Purgatory Pete
4053OCD/Scrupulosity Group
Last by: Fischli
3290For seniors and shut- ins
Last by: GLam8833
3261Catholic Vegetarians & Vegans
Last by: Herculees
2822Let's Empty Purgatory 2
Last by: tawny
Last by: beth40n2

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 8:34 pm.

Home RSS Feeds - Home - Archive - Top

Copyright © 2004-2014, Catholic Answers.