EWTN Catholic Q&A
Virgin Mary
Question from paola on 11-22-2012:

i have a question when somebody from another religion says that where in the bible does it say to workship the virgin mary what are supposed to respond to them.i responded she is our holy mother the mother of christ the one that said yes to him but where in the bible does it say to venerate or pray to the virgin mary.

Answer by Richard Geraghty on 11-22-2012:

Dear Paol,

The Gospels relate how the angel appeared to Mary, telling her that she was to conceive Jesus by the power of the Holy Spirit. Since Jesus is the Son of God, the Second Person of the Holy Trinity, and since the second person became a man, Mary is then the Mother of God. Now who can maintain that we should not ask the Mother of God to intercede for us? Christians did that for 1600 hundred years before the Protestants came along. Does not 1600 years of Christian practice mean anything?

Dr. Geraghty