Why do Catholics worship Mary?

Catholics DO NOT worship the Blessed Mother of God. In fact, Catholics are forbidden to worship anyone but God. There is some confusion about “pray” and “ worship”. To worship someone is to acknowledge that the one who is worshiped is divine, is God. Catholics hold the Virgin Mary and saints in esteem because they are such wonderful images or mirrors of Christ. Catholics pray to Mary and the other saints to intercede on our behalf. If you look at any social network website you constantly see people asking to pray for them, their loved ones or friends. That is called “intercession”. That is exactly what we are asking for from Mary and the saints, is that they pray for us.