The part of your message I quoted (about the celebration) sounded to
me to be very similar to celebrations of saints' days. It didn't
convince me that Mary was a deity of some sorts.
> Dear Rickard,
> As I wrote, whether it is officially sanctioned as theologically
> correct or not, Mary will continue to be venerated, adored, revered,
> deified, apotheosized by millions of Catholics who do not follow
> Jesuitical debates on what constitutes worship.
> The Roman church reversed itself on excluding what it regarded as
> Marian cults when it became apparent that the Church would be greatly
> weakened by their exclusion. I'm sure you know this political history.
> Sent from my iPod
> On Mar 9, 2010, at 5:18 PM, "Rickard A. Parker"
> <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>> Soon the celebration of Mary, Queen
>>> of the May will be accompanied by processions, prayers, hymns of
>>> praise to her as "Queen of the Angels" and a ceremony in which her
>>> statue is crowned with a wreath of fresh flowers. I guess the
>>> haven't received your memo.
>> And when the saints are celebrated on their days are they
>> considered to be worshipped?
>> Rick Parker