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Why should Catholics ask the Saints and Mother Mary to take our prayers to God for us? How does the Catholic church know they can canonize "Saints"? How do we know the angels and saints will intercede our prayers for us, as to get Gods priority attention. Is asking for intercession better than just praying directly to God?

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  • Short answer: We don't. We reasonably assume. – Calvin Sep 2 '14 at 17:14
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    You're asking a whole lot of questions here. Maybe narrow down your question to just 1? Though I think you'll find that each of these is a duplicate of an already existing question. – LCIII Sep 2 '14 at 18:44
  • @HeidiLundSolokis Welcome to the site! And this one deals with canonization: Why can the Church declare a person a saint but not state that they are damned?. – user13992 Sep 2 '14 at 22:46
  • @FMShyanguya Your title edit was fine, but using the post space to address comments and commenters, specifically, is inappropriate. It is discouraged even on your own posts. – fredsbend Sep 2 '14 at 22:58
  • @fredsbend Thank you for the education! Just thinking of a way to assist HeidiLundSolokis ask the question she wants to ask ... – user13992 Sep 2 '14 at 23:03