The Virgin Mary is a central figure in the opening chapters of both Matthew's and Luke’s gospel, and early in Christian history, devotion to Mary became common in both the Eastern and the Western Christian traditions. However, many Protestant denominations today see Roman Catholic devotion to Mary as nothing short of idolatrous. In this Answers episode, we look at Mary's role in Roman Catholicism and answer the crucial question as to whether she is worshiped in the world's largest Christian denomination. Did you know that Answers is also a YouTube series? Watch episodes like this one and so many others right here. Also, you can subscribe to our YouTube channel by clicking here. Or you can check out Patheos' other podcast offerings here. Curious about religion? Explore the world's beliefs at Patheos.com or Like and Follow us on Facebook.