Questions and Answers
Many people have questions on the catholic faith and issues
related to our faith. This section will attempt to answer those
- Q. Why do Roman Catholics pray to statues?
- A. We do not pray to statues. That would
be a sin, the sin of idolatry.
- We use statues:
- To honor those we believe are in God's presence.
We believe the saint is in God's presence because
of the grace demonstrated in his or lifetime; and
because of the responses received in our lifetime
through the saint's prayers of intercession.
- To focus our attention not only on the person
that God blessed in this life, but beyond the
plaster or wood to the giver of all gifts, God
- Q. Why do Catholics pray to Mary?
- A. The easiest way to explain this is in
the form of an example.
- Many times when people undergo hardship or difficulty in
their life; or if they have something in their life they
feel they need help with in a spiritual way, they often
ask their friends to pray for them. To intercede as it
were. We as Catholics believe what better person to ask
to intercede for us than the Mother of God. She, who
interceded at the wedding of Cana, continues to go to her
Son for us. So, we do not pray to Mary but through
her. We ask her to pray with us and for our needs.