An inquiry on the concept of ‘Mediatrix’, (‘Auxiliatrix’, and even, ‘Co-Redemptrix’, & ‘Mediatrix of All Graces’) attributed to Mary.
The question is: Why do Catholics pray to Mary, or more precisely, through Mary to Jesus? (The Catechism of Catholic Church 2673 to 2679) Or do they not do that as stated in the Catechism?
Also, if Catholics pray “through” Mary as an intercessor who prays to God on behalf of mankind, yet there are more than a billion Catholics on earth; I’ll love to know: How can Mary hear all the prayers of a billion people and more? Wouldn’t that make her omnipresent, omnipotent and omniscient, because she will need to be everywhere, hear every prayer, and remember every prayer, respectively, before she can pass it on to Jesus, then to God? Aren’t those attributes or qualities, Catholics are giving to Mary, reserved only to ‘persons’ that are called God? How is Mary, a human born with sin (original sin) like every other human descending from Adam and Eve, capable of attaining Omni-powers?
In another dimension, if we say it is because Mary is in the spiritual realm. Being in the Spiritual realm, does it now mean every spirit now has these Omni-powers, thus, robs ‘persons’ that are called God of their qualities? For instance, if I can so easily send a message to A, who has a ‘wow’ Wi-Fi, unlimited data access, and an out-of-this-world device – in fact, before I even send the message, A already knows what’s coming --; then, why will I need to send it to B, who has a not-so-good Wi-Fi, limited ‘data bundle’, depending on A for wherewithal, and using a… Blackberry, for that matter, to, in return, forward it to A? Isn’t that basically redundant? Unless, you’ll have to equate the communication capabilities of A to that of B, and by so doing that A is equal to B, if A is a God, B will also be a God. Thus, how many God(s) do we now have in Christianity? I only know of one God – a Trinity of Persons and not a ‘Fournity’. Okay, on the other hand, if we are to, by induction, appeal to ignorance that, we don’t know what it is like in the spiritual realm, thus it could be possible to have Omni-powers; then, ipso facto, it could also be possible we’re creating new gods, since it’s basically a conclusion from what we don’t know.
What do you think?