I heard it at the Stations of the Cross, printed in the little handout. They asked Mary to do things, asking her in the “name of Jesus Christ our Lord”, using the exact same formula, using the exact same language and style and everything used at other stations to pray to the Father. In the context to ask “in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord” meant that Mary is considered at least equal to Christ and on the same level as the Father. Zero differentiation. It said in the text we were praying to Mary for her to do things, not to ask God to do things. The name of Christ was invoked to move Mary to act. I both heard and read this.
This is, as I understand it, completely against Church teaching, yet was done using a devotional published by Catholics, prayed by Catholics, in a Catholic church during a Catholic service, seen and heard by my own two eyes and ears, and introduced by the priest (who then left).
If this is THE one and only true church, how come it has so much false teaching (there was much to critique in the devotional that was used)? Perhaps the author of the devotional was too dense to realize what he had written, but it really should have been caught somewhere. That it was not caught is an indictment of the whole claim of the Catholic Church to be the one true church.
Catholics are supposed to believe everything the Church teaches? How is someone supposed to know this is NOT church teaching when this sort of thing is all they hear?
Or is it Church teaching? Catholics deify Mary after all, despite all the denials on this forum.