No offense, but the veneration of Saints is not worship, it's only showing respect for people that have lead exemplary Christian lives. Hanging photos or flowers isn't anything that people aren't already doing for their dead relatives.
@Chivis, Maybe the reason I couldn't remember the exact passages is because I am a retired Methodist.
@Birria De Chivo, As I told Chivis above, I am not a Catholic, but I am under the impression that for someone to become a "Saint", there is quite an involved canonization process that has to followed and then the Pope can declare them a "Saint".
"O Lord Almighty, deliver me from all sin, give me holy protection through San Nazario "
"Protector of the poorest, Knight of the villages, Saint-Nazaire, give us life, O blessed Holy crying .
" Blessed Light of the night, defender of the sick, San Nazario, as our saint, always I commend you "
"Glory to God the Father, I dedicate my rosary, give us more work and health, wealth in our homes, our people are blessed, I ask Saint-Nazaire" . parishioners pray to him.
Sounds very like Christian prayers that end in "in Jesus name I pray"
You said; "No offense, but the veneration of Saints is not worship, it's only showing respect for people that have lead exemplary Christian lives.
Considering that Nazario has not yet achieved sainthood, it sure sounds like worshiping a false idol to me. It is quite a bit different than putting flowers on the graves of our loved ones.
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hmmmm... Not like the pope could say much on this. That man protects peadophiles and also was a member of the nazi youth party... not to mention the vatican has enough money stuffed away to almost end poverty in over half the world. But guess where the moneys going?Noooooooowhere
*hides from all the catholics* lol
Patriotism is a propaganda tool used to make people blind to the lies of their government through unquestioning devotion.