Why do Catholics venerate Mary?

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Article Scripture and Theology
Mary the mother of Jesus has many titles, but why exactly is she so special?

In 2005 in Chicago, a young woman was driving home from work and looked at the wall of an underpass where she saw an image of the Virgin Mary. For a short while, “Our Lady of the Underpass” became national news and a local pilgrimage site. Where some saw a miraculous image, however, others saw a mere salt stain. 


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