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.
Good Friday is the account of the trial, conviction, torture and death by crucifixion of Jesus Christ, who was charged for violating Jewish blasphemy laws.
As Catholics, we believe that the bread and wine used in the Mass become the body and blood of Christ. It’s a bold claim, especially considering it still looks, feels, smells and tastes just like bread and wine.