Hi Evan. I think you'll find that most Catholics use
terminology differently, and define things differently. So a Catholic will
tell you that salvation comes by grace, and they cannot earn salvation, they
also believe that one can only be justified through adherance to the seven
sacraments. As for Mary's role as co-redemptrix, I've provided a few
quotes for you. The first three come from the Catechism of the Catholic
Church, as posted on the Vatican website, and the third sums it up quite
clearly. The last quote is from one of the prayers to Mary.
"This union of the mother with the Son in the work
of salvation is made manifest from the time of Christ's virginal
conception up to his death" -- Catechism of the Catholic Church, Part 1,
Section 2, Chapter 3, Article 9, Para 6, 964.
"Finally the Immaculate Virgin, preserved free from all
stain of original sin, when the course of her earthly life was finished, was
taken up body and soul into heavenly glory, and exalted by the Lord as
Queen over all things..." -- Catechism of the
Catholic Church, Part 1, Section 2, Chapter 3, Article 9, Para 6,
"Taken up to heaven she did not lay aside this saving
office but by her manifold intercession continues to bring us the gifts
of eternal salvation .... Therefore the Blessed Virgin is invoked in
the Church under the titles of Advocate, Helper, Benefactress, and
Mediatrix." -- Catechism of the Catholic Church,
Part 1, Section 2, Chapter 3, Article 9, Para 6, 969.
"O MARY, conceived without sin, prayer
for us who have recourse to thee.
HOLY MARY, pray for us!
of Mary, pray for us now and at the hour of our death.
SWEET HEART of Mary, be my salvation!
OUR LADY, Queen
of Peace, pray for us!" -- From the RCC's Marian prayer
known as Aspirations to Mary. There are many Marian prayers with
similar allusions to her as a source of salvation.
Now while many Catholics may object to the term
"co-redemptrix", you can see it is quite appropriate. Some Catholics have
been lobbying the Vatican to make that one of her official titles, so not all
We praise God that you were able to see that Mormonism is a
false gospel based upon a false prophet. And you're quite right in
pointing out the original lie of Satan that still deceives people today.