Yes, I hear you, but it still is a sticking point for me (Presbyterian).
It sure SEEMS like you guys view Mary as part of the Godhead sometimes!
To be fair, I’ve been reading a lot about this topic, and am looking forward to Mark Shea’s book about Mary. (Isn’t that funny — I’m a protestant, waiting for a former protestant to finish explaining something that Catholics haven’t been able to justify to me! Crazy old world…)
I’ve been ploughing my way through Weigel’s biography of JPII, and sometimes he seemed almost to include Mary in the Trinity! And, before you say anything about Pope-bashing, this guy is becoming one of my heros…