Grace and peace, Saints.
Page 135 of A Practical Catholic Dictionary defines a litany as “A prayer of devotion consisting of short invocations followed by responses.” It goes on to say, “In the invocations, Our Lord, Our Lady, or the saints are called upon for help.”
Directly beneath “Litany” the dictionary gives the following definition for “Litany of the Blessed Virgin”:
“Prayer of devotion to Our Lady, See Litany. In this litany Our Lady is given some very lovely titles, such as: Mirror of Justice, Seat of Wisdom, Cause of Our Joy, Mystical Rose, Tower of David, Tower of Ivory, House of God, Morning Star, Queen of angels…”
Each of these titles is similar to a title of the Lord Jesus Christ, which is problematic; but, the title Morning Star is especially troubling, because the Bible says that Jesus is the Morning Star:
“I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star” (Revelation 22:16).
Now, some may argue that “morning star” is different than “bright and morning star,” but this is just semantics. Jesus Christ is the Morning Star, not the Virgin Mary. But why should we be surprised that the Roman Catholic Church would steal honor from the Lord Jesus and bestow it upon their Virgin Mary, when they call the same idol Co-Redeemer with the Lord Jesus and the Mediatrix?
The fact that none of the titles attributed to the Virgin Mary are found in the Bible is further proof that the Virgin Mary is not the biblical Mary, the mother of Jesus, but another Mary. This should not surprise you, because the Bible says that there is “another Jesus” (2 Corinthians 11:3). If there is another Jesus, then there has to be another Mary. And there certainly is.
Be encouraged and look up, for your redemption draweth nigh.
P.S. You may find it interesting to learn that Satan also calls himself the Morning Star.
The Still Man