BASIC R.C. BELIEF
Jesus is the one mediator between God and man, but that lesser mediation
can be undertaken by Mary and the saints (I Timothy 2:5).
In order to introduce other mediators into "Christian" thinking, Satan
waited until the reality of Jesus' presence was lost by a backsliding
church. As Jesus became more obscure, most thought of Him as a far-away
Majestic King. Because He was thought inapproachable, a second mediator was
sought. At the same time, pagan forms were coming into the church, and the
female deity of paganism was introduced under the name of Mary, and prayers
were made to her.
To most Roman Catholics, Mary is the primary mediator to whom they turn
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