I decided to make this thread to clarify some issues that the Protestants seem to have a confusion.
Jesus did say, there is only One Mediator in Christ. The Catholic affirms deeply.
To truly understand this is to understand the concept of the Communion of Saints. The Communion of Saints is our unity with the Saints in Heaven, Saints in Purgatory and Saints on Earth.
I won’t go into the technical words into this but basically the Communion of Saints combines all our prayers as one to God. Just as I pray for you to pray for me, I can also ask the saints in heaven to pray in behalf for me. Death cannot separate us from the Body of Christ.
I have pray and ask saints to intercede for me and none of the prayers I have said never ignore God himself.
If you been to a Litany of the Saints during Easter Vigil you here these words,
St. Peter and St. Paul, pray for us.
St. Andrew and St. James, pray for us.
Intercession prayer to the saints is not the same as worshiping God. When you put God out of the context when praying to a saint then you are committing idol worship.
The Catholic Church does not teach us to worship saints above God.
I hope this would clarify any confusion which many of you Protestant have about the Catholic Church or the E. Orthodox Church prayer to the saints.