The Catholic Church has elevated Mary to the level of mediator, advocate, and co- redeemer of humanity, in direct contradiction of the Scriptures. In 1854, Pope Pius IX declared Mar “immaculate,” or sinless, thus giving her the position of mediator. Mary takes the place of Jesus in Catholic teaching. Instead of the faithful looking to
Jesus as the Author and Finisher of their faith, they look to Mary. In Mary they find access to God. In her the Church is all holy and can learn obedience to God. “The Church’s devotion to the Blessed Virgin is intrinsic to Christian worship.” The Church rightly honors “the Blessed Virgin with special devotion. From the most ancient times the Blesses Virgin has been honored with the title of ‘Mother of God,’ to whose protection the faithful fly in all their dangers and needs.”
The way to salvation is open to none otherwise than through Mary. The salvation of all depends on their being favoured and protected by Mary. He who is protected by Mary will be saved: he who is not will be lost. Our salvation depends on thee. God will not save us without the intercession of Mary.