“Nothing is more natural, nothing more desirable than to seek a refuge in the protection and in the loyalty of her to whom we may confess our designs and our actions, our innocence and our repentance, our torments and our joys, our prayers and our desires – all our affairs.”
Pope Leo XIII “Octobri Menses” – Encyclical on the Rosary (22 September, 1891)
I would think it more desirable to confess and repent to Jesus, the Lord of Lord and King of Kings.
“With her suffering and dying Son, Mary endured suffering and almost death. She gave up her mother’s rights over her Son to procure the salvation of mankind, and, to appease the divine justice, she, as much as she could, immolated her Son, so that one can truly affirm that together with Christ she has redeemed the human race.”
Pope Benedict XV, Inter Sodalicia, March 22 1918.
Roman Catholics – who believe in revelation outside scripture – have no problem reconciling Mary as coreedemer (with the Christ) with:
“For there is one God, and one mediator also between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, who gave Himself as a ransom for all, the testimony given at the proper time.”
Alas, for me, the arrogation to Mary as coreedemer is a flagrant denial of God’s “terrible majesty” נֹורָא הֹוד Norah Hod (Job 37:22).