Who do the Catholic pray to?

Do Catholics pray to Jesus?

A number of prayers to Jesus Christ exist within the Roman Catholic tradition. … but they are usually not associated with a specific Catholic devotion with a feast day. They are therefore grouped separately from the prayers that accompany Roman Catholic devotions to Christ such as Holy Face of Jesus or Divine Mercy.

Do Catholics pray to saints or God?

Catholic view

Catholic Church doctrine supports intercessory prayer to saints. Intercessory prayer to saints also plays an important role in the Eastern Orthodox and Oriental Orthodox churches. In addition, some Anglo-Catholics believe in saintly intercession.

Can Catholics not pray to Mary?

But although many condemn Catholics’ treatment of Mary as straying from biblical truths, the truth is Marian devotion is firmly rooted in biblical teachings. one website puts it, “If you foolishly disobey the Bible by saying ‘Hail Mary,’ then you are committing idolatry.”

Is praying to saints idolatry?

Since giving a person, in either the heavenly or earthly realm, undue attention could be an act of idolatry, many Christians consider praying to saints — even if these saints are believed to be in heaven — an act of idolatry.

Why do Protestants not pray to Mary?

The Roman Catholic Church reveres Mary, the mother of Jesus, as “Queen of Heaven.” However, there are few biblical references to support the Catholic Marian dogmas — which include the Immaculate Conception, her perpetual virginity and her Assumption into heaven. This is why they are rejected by Protestants.

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