I was born and raised Catholic. I’m Baptized and Confirmed. I’m also 61 and when I was young the mass was in Latin and you weren’t allowed to ask questions. I left Catholicism at 18. At 28 I started reading the Bible and earnestly seeking God. For 30 years I grew increasingly disgusted with Protestantism. I am trying to come back to Catholicism. A year ago I started getting EWTN and Telecare on TV. I like what I hear about this New Evangelism. I also like what Pope Francis says. I even think I found a church with at least 1 priest that I think knows the Lord. So I am trying.
However, I’m still seeing too much emphasis on Mary, the saints, and very little talk about Jesus. I feel too many priests, and therefore the Catholic people are always turning to Mary or a saint, instead of Jesus. I just saw a special on St. Anthony and they said something about the anniversary of Mary’s assumption. When was that? I can’t get an answer to this.
A lot of ex-Catholics are fed up with the protestant churches. But like me, most have spent decades praying to God in the name of Jesus. We learned this in the Bible. I don’t feel right praying to Mary or a saint. How did this happen? How did Mary come to replace Jesus in our faith?