As incredible as it may sound, the above phrase was seen on a bumper sticker several years ago. It represents a popular Catholic belief, centuries old, one that is ever growing throughout the world: that to get to Jesus, you must go through Mary.
“As we have access to the Eternal Father
only through Jesus Christ, so we have access
to Jesus Christ only through Mary. By
thee we have access to the Son, O blessed
finder of grace, bearer of life, and mother
of salvation …” — St. Bernard
This belief is spelled out by a modern Catholic website, defining “Mary as Coredemptrix and Mediatrix of All Graces.” Read more of Christian J. Pinto’s piece