it sounds like we are both speaking English but we still fail to understand one another. it is getting old.
I will address the mediation idea. Others can address other issues…
please follow along…
Do you grant Mary the status of being not only the Mother of Jesus but also a disciple of Christ? Do you grant that when Jesus came into the world, the Father chose Mary as the medium by which He came? Do you grant that the Holy Spirit came upon Mary? Do you grant that when Mary died she, who knew and loved Jesus so well (even to the point of being with Him as He suffered and died for us), went to heaven? Do you grant that Jesus kept God’s commandments perfectly … including the command to honor His Parents? Do you grant that God is the God of the living and not the God of the dead? Do you grant that Mary is alive in this same sense, such that she is alive in God and alive in Christ? Do you grant that we are to pray for one another? Do you understand that being the medium through which Christ entered the world Mary became by definition a mediator between mankind and the Father?
Christ said that “as the Father has sent me so I send you?” Christ was sent as mediator; therefore, the Church and its members are to mediate Christ to the world. In obedience to Christ we are to mediate.
If you agree with the foregoing, then the only things that we may disagree on is 1) what it means to be the God of the living and not the God of the dead and 2) When is it ok for us to stop obeying Christ. For Catholics it means that Mary is more alive now that she is with God than she was on earth. To the second point, Catholics believe that those in heaven are still members of the body of Christ, still doing His will, still praying , still mediating Christ to the world by means of their prayers (yes we believe that people in heaven still pray; see Revelation)
But you may say there is only one mediator … so do we. Jesus Christ who, by a gracious & merciful gift to his church, has shared his misssion with the church… the church which is the Body of Christ and Church with whom he so closely identifies that persecution of the Church is persecution of Christ.
Do you understand what it means to be a member of the church? It means that when we are doing the will of the Father, that is when we are making the Kingdon of God present, we are the Body of Christ in the world doing Christ’s mission… What was Christ’s mission? **mediation, **preaching the kingdom, salvation. If you preach Christ to a non-Christian, By definition you are mediating Christ to him.
We are all called to be mediators. All of us. Mary is the exemplar! She is still the Exemplar because she mediated Christ tie the world, she did the will fo the Father, she stood there in the darkest hour and because the God Catholics worship is the God is the God of the living…not the God of the dead. She is still at it, unless you think that when we get to heaven we stop obeying God.
Now go read James 5 and see about prayer of a righteous man