I am Catholic and am picking on catholics because they are the basis of this post. My wife was recently looking at jewelry and wanted a chain with a cross. She saw one that was a side-ways cross and was concerned that it might have some symbolism that was negative, so she texted me. I went to Google and did some research and you can imagine the wide range of opinions.
Many Catholics are taught to pray to the Virgin Mary. We learn the "Hail Mary" and it's part of the Rosary.
You need to ask yourself this: Who's idea was it to pray to Mary or to "Hail Mary". God's word is in the Bible and Jesus tells us that "..no one comes to the Father if not through me." (John 14:6). Nowhere in the Bible does it say to pray to Mary, and especially not to Hail her.
Mary was amazing and she deserves our thanks and respect. She was born without sin. She gave birth and raised our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. She was chosen by God. All good, righteous, and amazing things that we should be grateful for. However, God also chose Moses and Noah, and Jesus chose his disciples, yet we do not pray to them.
This website is dedicated to God, The Father, who blesses me with my talents; The Holy Spirit, who speaks to me when I listen and helps me understand; and to Jesus Christ, who saves me from myself everyday.