Devotion to Mary is a large part of the Catholic faith, yet it’s something a lot of Catholics struggle with. It seems idolatrous to give so much honour to someone outside of the Trinity. While it is possible for Marian devotion to turn into idolatry if one is not practicing it in the proper way, true devotion to Mary always leads us to Christ (see Catechism of the Catholic Church 487). Catholics are not devoted to Mary as an idol or as a God but as a woman who played an unequivocally important role in salvation history, and as a role model in humility, grace, and obedience. The veneration we give Mary is nothing in comparison to the honour and glory we give God, but we venerate her because of her relationship with Christ. Even the angel of the Lord greeted her saying “Hail Mary, full of grace!” When we revere Mary, we do so because we of our reverence for Jesus Christ.
It’s time once again for TWUSA elections! Before making a decision, take a look at the list of candidates below and find out a bit more about each of them so that you can make an informed decision. Voting opens on Tuesday, February 14.