Jesus said to him, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father, but by Me."
It is a whimsical fact that a huge number of anti-Catholics spend enormous quantities of energy trying to prove that Catholics "worship Mary." Even in an age of mass communication, this goofy 19th-century Know-Nothing charge is still leveled by people who really ought to know better. And, of course, as with all such goofy charges (sustainable only by the ability to read minds) the Catholic has a simple reply: "I don't worship Mary." The reply is based on a simple fact: if you cannot read minds, the only way you can know what somebody worships is to ask them. If they say they do not worship Mary then that's that. End of story. Yet the golden opportunity (tactically speaking) that many such critics of the Faith overlook is this: though Catholics don't worship Mary, we do worship the Eucharist. We really do hail it as the "source of our life" and adore it exactly as we adore God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Of course, it's still not idolatry for the simple reason that Catholics believe Jesus wasn't kidding when He said "this is My body" and that to worship Jesus is what the Christian faith is all about.