Thursday, November 1, 2012

Why Catholics Pray To Saints - Spoken Word

**MORE on why Catholics Pray to Saints.

From the creators of the video:
We gave this video the title of "Idol Worship" because many times that is exactly what Catholics are accused of without really knowing what we believe. This video is an attempt to creatively give expression to what the Catholic Church teaches about the Communion of Saints and our relationship with Mary the Mother of Jesus our savior.

We are not idol worshipers. Catholics know very clearly who they worship and that is one God in three persons; the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. We do honor the saints including Mary and we believe that through Jesus Christ we are connected, we have a communion.
Hail Mary Full of Grace the Lord is with theev The mighty words of Gabriel that echo salvation history
Beads pass our hands whispering verses from the Bible
A Connection through Jesus but we are accused of having idols
Those holy souls that ran the race we honor and we bless
But some want to make it me and Jesus and forget all the rest
His family is ever expansive and participates in his mission
If I can ask you to pray then saints can make petition
Especially the woman who said yes to crush the serpent's head
The gate by which divinity became humanity to save us from the dead
The New Ark of the covenant, Queen Mother yours and mine
One woman designed to carry the glorious savior of mankind
Not one of his own would deny the power of intercession
And if it can be found on this side, why is other side in question?
As if those one with God in heaven are cut off from what they left
The battle for souls that grows on Earth they never will forget
No séance, no ouja boards, we are not conjuring up the dead
It is thru him, with him and in him that all is said
Jesus, light of the word, love divine, connecting his own
By Design no Man is an Island, No man walks alone
We are a communion, a union of persons, a Body only one
One creator, One mediator, one way, God's only Son
The torch from the empty tomb has been carried in every age
Books cannot contain the sacrifices our mothers and fathers made
To know them is to know Christ, not idols but heroes for you and me
To deny the communion of saints is like cutting down his family tree.

Fr. Claude (Dusty) Burns
Aka Pontifex

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