Happy new year! Today is the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God. May her example of mother to our Lord inspire all of us to boldly lead saintly lives.
A common misconception amongst non-Catholics is that Catholics pray to Mary like she is a deity, in the same way that the ancient Greeks prayed to the goddess Athena, or Hindus pray to Shiva. Here, Mairead explains why Catholics pray to Jesus’ mother.