Sunday, September 5, 2010

Response to Protestant man’s challenge to the Blessed Mother

You may like to read this answer to a Protestant that attacks Our Lady.  I’ll post his attack first, and the response below it.


Our Lady of Fatima, Isn't it Idolatry?

September 5, 2010
Mr. Robert E. Ritchie
PO Box 341
Hanover, PA 17331-0341

Dear Mr. Ritchie:

While attending the Glenn Beck rally August 28, 2010, I was handed a brochure on Our Lady of Fatima, by one of two men wearing suits, as I was leaving the rally.

It is called a statue in the literature, yet I am asked to look deep into her eyes. You write that she has a message. Can this statue actually speak? I am told to turn to Our Blessed Mother for help. How can she help? Even when she was alive she asked Jesus for help. She said to Him, “They have no wine.” Then she told the servants to do whatever Jesus said to do. Should not we also be living our lives in obedience to Jesus? He is the one who is God not Mary and certainly not this statue.

Isn’t this actually a form of idolatry which God says we should not be engaged in? Are we not told to go directly to God and no one else? Isn’t God listening for our prayers? Why bother with someone who is not almighty and divine and not able to help anyway?

I suspect you are headed for hell, the Great White Throne Judgment, and the Lake of Fire. I suggest you repent, confess to God you are a sinner, and invite Jesus into your heart.



Dear Sam,

“Honor thy father and mother.”

By honoring the Blessed Virgin Mary, we simply do what Our Lord Jesus Christ Himself did during His earthly life. 

Holy Scripture and Holy Mother Church teach that during the 30 years of Our Lord’s earthly life He joyfully and lovingly obeyed and honored His Blessed Mother and His foster father, Saint Joseph.

“And he went down with them and came to Nazareth, and he was in subjection to them.  And his mother kept all these things in her heart” (Luke 2:51).

How amazing to see God obeying His mother, a mere creature.

This fact holds many beautiful lessons for us.  One of them being that Our Lord so loved the fourth commandment that He practiced it to perfection in regard to His mother.

If we want to be like Him, we must honor the Blessed Mother as he did.

May the Blessed Virgin Mary intercede for us all next to her Son.



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