[quote=Fidei Defensor]I know that the Church does not force people to pray to saints, although it is biblically recommended and can do no harm. But someone asked me this question:
"then it is an unnecessary action (praying to saints) and completely dispensible?
yes or no?"
Now how do I respond to that?
As an apologist I would not respond to this question by trying to defend praying to saints. The person asked:
“Then it is an unnecessary action (praying to saints) and completely dispensible? Yes or no?”
My answer: “Yes” However one must believe in the Doctrine of the Communion of Saints.
The person should respond with “What is the doctrine of the Communion of Saints?”
Then I would go on to describe the basics of the Doctrine of the Communion of Saints and the optional devotions.