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Excuse me

Excuse me, but if you pray to a saint, you're worshipping a saint.

If you believe "saints are on earth", as you stated in your post, why do Catholics pray to dead saints (St. Christopher, St. Therese, St. Prius I, V, and X)? They aren't on earth. I know that Catholics pray to saints because I have spoken to several who have prayed and said that they received a healing from them.

If "in Catholic theology, a person becomes a saint by becoming a member of the Body of Christ (the Church)", then why bother cannonizing a saint? Why declare someone a saint if they already are one?

Please understand, I'm not meaning this as an attack on Catholics, but I'm simply trying to understand your post, which is contrary to what I have read and spoken to other people about. I don't have the time right now to read the whole Catholic encyclopedia. Can't you just respond in your own words to my specific questions in this post? I would appreciate your response.


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