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Question from Bob G. on 10/18/2012:

This is relevant a previous question about MAry being called "advocate." Fr. Trigilio said it more about context than semantics when considering the term. However, I have read scripture and the overall context is very plain and that is that Jesus Christ ALONE is our saviour and advocate to God the Father. There is no other. The idea that Mary and/or Saints need to be prayed to for intervention when we can go directly to Christ is an invention of the Church and not based on Holy Scripture.

Answer by Fr. John Echert on 10/30/2012:

Sorry, Bob, but the Church does not agree with you. Jesus Christ is the Mediator but Mary has a unique role, as determined by God, that is not equal to that of Christ but second only to it and inseparably connected to it. All grace comes from Christ but it passes through the hands of Mary, is a nice visual way to view this. Think of it: even St. Paul writes about offering prayers for fellow Christians, which is a form of advocacy. So if he can do, so can Mary, and so can all the saints, here and in Heaven.

God bless,

Father Echert

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