An excellent explanation of the Catholic teaching called the Communion of Saints. Madrid shows why Catholics "pray" to Mary and the other saints based on Scripture and the testimony of the early Church Fathers. Patrck Madrid takes you through the standard anti-Catholic arguments against praying to Mary and the saints and demonstrates why these arguments are themselves unbiblical. He also covers the issues of praying for the souls in pugatory, the veneration of relics, the use of statues and icons, and the role Mary and the saints play in the life of the Church. Paper.