Whether you think a fetus looks like picture A or picture B, Catholics don't worship them. Acknowledge them as fellow human beings? Sure. Request that they have a right to live just like you or me? Of course. Treat as a deity? Nah..
I'll admit sperm is pretty cool since, ya know, it's a functional haploid cell with super fast motility and the ability to break down the defenses of a highly guarded ovum, eventually sacrificing itself for the greater good (yes conception is good.) It's just like a James Bond movie. That doesn't mean we worship it though. I know Monty Python disagrees but trust me on this one.
The saints are awesome. Seriously, read up on them. They're badass. Yeah, we ask for their intercession and pray THROUGH them because why wouldn't we? If you had a friend who was BFFs with Kate Middleton and all you wanted was some bitching wedding swag, doesn't it make more sense to ask your friend to see if she can pull some strings? That doesn't mean that your friend is now the Duchess of Cambridge, it just means they've got friends in high places and you know how to work those connections. Go you!
1) Isn't that the most beautiful representation of Mary? Much better than that homely version that is represented in every church ever. Mary's beautiful end.of.story. 2) Back to the point. Same thing goes for saints only she's way closer to Jesus because, ya know, she's His mom. 3) Come on! The woman was without sin, had a child while remaining a perpetual virgin, and sat at the foot of the cross while watching her perfect and only son be crucified. That's a woman we could all stand to learn something from.
Wine and crackers
Don't get me wrong. We love wine and crackers especially when you throw in some fancy cheese (the kind without the plastic wrap but we'll take what we get.) But we don't worship them. We do on the other hand adore the Eucharist because we believe that contained within that host is Jesus Christ in the flesh, in his full Divinity. You may not believe that; that's cool, whatever. But we, as Catholics, take the gospel literally when it states "my flesh" and "my blood." You don't have to agree but you do have to respect it because if you believed the tiny host held your Savior you would expect as much.
This on the other hand is what we adore, what we kneel before, what we prostrate ourselves in front of, what many have sacrificed their lives for. This is Jesus Christ and He deserves that much.