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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.

Regards,
   Rick Parker


> 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.
>
> Diana
>
> 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
>>> faithful
>>> haven't received your memo.
>>
>> And when the saints are celebrated on their days are they
>> considered to be worshipped?
>>
>> Regards,
>>    Rick Parker
>>
>