Luke 1:48

For behold, henceforth all generations will call me blessed.

One common complaint among many Evangelicals or Fundamentalists is that Catholics honor Mary “too much.”  The question that needs to be asked, particularly in light of today’s verse, is, “Where is the Evangelical or Fundamentalist who honors her ‘just enough’?”  The reality, when we look at it, is that Catholics honor her as she should be honored, while one would have to search a very long time in Evangelical or Fundamentalist circles to find any honor paid to her at all.  It’s a bit like the teetotaler neurotically telling the normal man who likes a glass of wine at dinner that every sip is “drinking to excess.”  Today, live the Scripture and call Mary blessed.

Mark Shea


Mark P. Shea is a popular Catholic writer and speaker. The author of numerous books, his most recent work is The Work of Mercy (Servant) and The Heart of Catholic Prayer (Our Sunday Visitor). Mark contributes numerous articles to many magazines, including his popular column “Connecting the Dots” for the National Catholic Register. Mark is known nationally for his one minute “Words of Encouragement” on Catholic radio. He also maintains the Catholic and Enjoying It blog and regularly blogs for National Catholic Register. He lives in Washington state with his wife, Janet, and their four sons.

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