For this statement to be true, then the Church must be
telling us to do this.
Therefore, if the Church is telling us to do this, then it must be written somewhere in official Catholic Church documents.
I have repeatedly asked the people who make this false charge, to please show me the official written Catholic document which directs us to WORSHIP the Blessed Virgin Mary. I do not mean a Protestant mis-translation of a document but an original document in the original language in which it was written.
One reply I have received to that request was a quote from the Papal Encyclical 'Lumen Gentium':
LG 50. "...The Church has always believed that the Apostles and Christ's martyrs, who gave the supreme witness of faith and charity by the shedding of their blood, are closely united with us in Christ; she has always VENERATED them, together with the Blessed Virgin Mary and the holy angels, with a special love, and has asked piously for the help of their intercession."
Now, where in this quote does it say that Catholics WORSHIP the Blessed Virgin Mary?
The plain truth is that it does not say that unless you think to VENERATE someone, means to WORSHIP them.
The simple truth is that NOWHERE in Catholic literature will you ever find a document which directs Catholics to WORSHIP her. You will, however, find many documents which say we VENERATE her.