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I understand that this is not a dogma of the church, but it is doctrine.
It seems an embellishment to me,
The Holy Spirit continues to lead the Catholic Church deeper in understanding the Teachings of Jesus Christ.
another reason for focusing more attention on Mary.
Apparently, God feels that she deserves more attention.
In fact, when you read the geneologies of Jesus in the gospels, there were many predecessors who could likewise be called not “mediatrix” but “co-mediatrix” of grace.
So could all people who mediate between God and man. But she was mediator in a special way. She brought Christ into the world.
Do we need more titles and honor for Mary?
If we do, the Holy Spirit will inspire the Catholic Church to Teach them to the world.
I don’t understand the reason.
Your understanding is not necessary. Only your faith and obedience to the Word of God through the Church:
Hebrews 13:17 [a]Obey your leaders and defer to them, for they keep watch over you and will have to give an account, that they may fulfill their task with joy and not with sorrow, for that would be of no advantage to you.
We cannot add to the honor that has already been bestowed on Mary.
We can’t add to the honor which has already been bestowed upon Mary, by God. But we can provide the honors which we have, in our ignorance, neglected to provide.
It’s almost blasphemous that we could “out do” God in honoring Mary.
That’s true. But we aren’t trying to out do God. We are being obedient to God by attempting to recognize and celebrate all the wonderful things that He has done for her.
Luke 1:49 The Mighty One has done great things for me,
and holy is his name.
As Paul says, let us keep our eyes on Christ, and Him crucified.
As St. Matthew says:
Matthew 2:11 And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: