Debunking Catholic Idol Worship

If you’ve been Catholic for a while then you’ve probably heard these accusations before: You Catholics worship Mary! You Catholics pray to statues! You Catholics are just a bunch of Idolaters!

So some bad news: some of our traditional Catholic practices can easily be mistaken for idolatry. But there’s good news! And that good news is our traditional Catholic practices aren’t actually idolatry!

In today’s episode we’re going to debunk four of the accusations of idolatry that tend to get thrown at Catholics: the veneration of Mary, the use of images and statues, when we ask the saints to intercede for us, and the practice of Eucharistic adoration.