5 Things Protestants Get Wrong About The Virgin Mary

In this episode of the Catholic Talk Show, the guys talk about things that Protestants misunderstand about Catholic devotion to Our Mother Mary.

In this episode, you will learn:
• Do Catholics worship Mary?
• Did Mary always stay a virgin?
• Is praying to Mary idolatry?
• Does Mary only appear to Catholics?
• How can Protestants begin to love Mary?
• and much more

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8 comments on 5 Things Protestants Get Wrong About The Virgin Mary

  1. Andrea says:

    Hi guys,
    Thank you for an excellent pre-recorded podcast. That was a good inquisition question Ryan Scheel and a reminder of how Mary carried part of Jesus’ DNA the rest of her life as natural mothers do. She would have received part of the divine. I have just been re-introduced to Mary over the past two years. I now pray the rosary every day. I had to ask myself am I adoring Mary and not worshiping her and I think I am. I ‘adored’ my own mother as someone loving, supportive, and unselfish. I know none of these people are divine or part of the Trinity.

    It is easy to think of Catholics worshiping statues since we have them everywhere and relics of saints as well. I have to remind myself as well that I am not worshiping these individuals. Yet we need to remember them and their contributions. We need to revere them as more perfect human specimens than ourselves. People of grace. People who are Catholic role models. People pure in their love of God. Faith ebbs and flows like the tides of the ocean it is always compared to for most of us. Evidently it was steadfast for them. Maybe that is why the angel Gabriel said Mary was full of grace. The grace of loving God to the fullest and without question or backtracking.

    If you believe God created the world, no matter the length of time to do this, then you should be able to believe He can create life within a human through supernatural or divine means. Only those of us in and of the physical world a.k.a. human beings need to have sex to reproduce.

    Right now we are asking for the intercession of Mary, the saints, and God to keep our loved ones safe and alive from the coronavirus. It has touched a member of my family who is elderly and suffering from brain disease. I don’t know what he believes as far as God and he has been isolated from his spouse and is alone. I pray that he realizes he is not truly alone and that God is with him and so is his Guardian Angel. We are never alone just because other human beings are not present including our loved ones. This disease is cruel emotionally as well as physically. I don’t want it to strip him of his spirituality as well. I pray the rosary that the Blessed Mother will intercede and make him seek comfort from his God during this horrible time.

  2. Kevin Sweeney says:

    Hey guys, loved the show. You guys are really helping me to see the beauty of the Church! I have a question, can you confess your sins to a priest who is a Saint in heaven through intercessory prayer?

    1. reckson says:

      you cannot confirm before priest because you have not sin against priest. You have sin against GOD, so confess before GOD.

  3. Dr Pravin Paul says:

    A Marian devotee myself, thoroughly enjoyed the show. You guys are doing great. You guys connect with the youth very well and put across catholic views which Protestants consider taboo rather very crisply and unapologetically… May good God bless you, Jesus be with you, Mother Mary and all the saints intercede for you to keep continuing the great work you are doing and that it gets to places and people who need to know what Catholic Faith really holds for us all… With lots of love hugs and prayers, all the way from India 😊

  4. Melinda Schoenfeldt says:

    Any thought to opening and closing with a short prayer?

  5. Mary says:

    Thanks so much for this very interesting show! I was raised Presbyterian and am not Catholic; I found this so helpful and informative as it covers many of the things I was raised believing. Especially loved the DNA question and answer at the end…what a fascinating and beautiful concept.

  6. Bob McWalter says:

    Whom do you include when you refer to “Protestants?” I haven’t heard it in Catholic education since before The War (late 1930s – early 1940s) when it was used to describe our friends at school who didn’t believe in God. One of the most accurate and profound “Mary the Mother of God and My Mother” homilies I have heard was by an Episcopal Priest on a Cursillo weekend for men. She knew something about mothers because she was a wife, mother of four and grandmother of nine. Consider the teachings and observances of the various non-Roman Catholic teachings and observances in future discussions. You are missing so much!
    As an aside, most seniors, like me, would enjoy your discussions more without the facial hair. What are you hiding?
    God Bless You, Boys

  7. Daniel says:

    Question with regards to the perpetual virginity. I’ve heard the defense of the translation of the word “brother” many times, but the problem I have with it is: Though it may be true that the word can mean “cousins,” in all other instances where we see the English word “brother,” we treat them as if they are actually brothers. With Jesus, we are supposed to accept that it’s different. I’m not saying that I do not believe it, but I am asking where the evidence is that it is different? Merely looking to educate myself.

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