For you, Britt, and others who do not know better. No Catholic worships Mary! No one! Recall if you are able that Christ never sinned and that includes that he always honored his mother. We, you should know, are to emulate Christ. And we therefore do as he did, we honor his mother. Are you even a Christian? If you are, do you not know that those saved by the Grace of God go to be with Him in Heaven where we are more alive with Him (as we know Him as He is) there in Heaven then we ever were here on earth. Mary, like her fully divine fully human son, is fully alive in Heaven. And yes through the continued grace of our Lord, can hear us and can pray for us. You know so little of faith.