Originally Posted by Hawker
people also believe catholics pray/worship saints but that isnt true as well.
in part it is because people see others kneeling down in front of the statues and praying; it would be a natural surface conclusion
and that is not to say that some people probably do think more highly of mary than they should. i think this is mostly a cultural issue however
we as catholics beleive that the saints intercede (pray) for us and we ask them to pray for us