Specifically I have been challenged by fundamentalist Protestants to defend what they claim are the ‘God-like’ powers they attribute to Mary.
I cannot seem to get it across to them that Mary is not asked for forgiveness or grace but rather that She interceeds for us to Christ.
I have also attempted to explain the logic of her Immaculate Conception in that God can create a perfect (if mortal) vessel for His mortal manifestation - in fact it is more than appropriate.
What I cannot explain or defend is how to argue Mary being a ‘Coredemptrix’.
I always thought myself that redemption came from one source alone?
Are the Protestants right when they claim this?
Any help would be appreciated.
It really burns me (and makes me angry - much to my shame) that these people can continue to use 17th century attacks on the Church and spread lies about our practices.
Thank you in advance.