Anyone remember the Scapular?

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  • #1390

    weather
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    #6966

    Bernardine
    Member

    I wear the same one Mel wears.

    [img:hw74g6zc]http://rosescapular.com/images/mel.jpg[/img:hw74g6zc]

    #7635

    LARobert
    Participant

    I’ve worn mine (Except in the shower) for the past twenty years. Funny how when I am most tempted to sin it itches, but not any other time.

    #7690

    Ron K
    Member

    Yea, a scapular and four rabbits feet will do it for sure!

    [b:1qdwzlb9]NOT[/b:1qdwzlb9] just look at the poor rabbit, it didn’t help him and neither will
    any other “good luck “charm.”

    Place your scapular with your purgatory – there isn’t any

    #7709

    weather
    Member

    Ron, you got such a warped sense of humor(but you are funny)
    :lol:

    #7710

    Ron K
    Member

    Mr. Weathers says[quote:2s6xyc0o]
    Ron, you got such a warped sense of humor(but you are funny)
    [/quote:2s6xyc0o]

    So tell me what is warped, my humor or your belief system in purgatory, sacramentalism? ( no, really, I’m serious)

    #7711

    weather
    Member

    Ron,Why do you criticise so much?? We don’t knock your religious status,I’m sure there are many faults with your church(cause it was made out of sin my sinful man,mine wasn’t).I think deep down in your heart you want to come back to the real Church.As the old saying goes “you always hurt the one you love” <img src=” title=”Wink” />

    let

    #7718

    Ron K
    Member

    please stop joking around Mr warp sense of humor in regards to your latest joke –
    [quote:1ngdvi4y]
    cause it was made out of sin my sinful man,mine wasn’t).I think deep down in your heart you want to come back to the real Church.[/quote:1ngdvi4y]

    Two small little errors
    1 you still think that Jesus started your “catholic” church and that we are an offshoot from you – It certainly appears that I can’t do much to change what 50 + years of brain washing has done
    2 But I can assure you that I will never go back to your false belief system when I already have Jesus as my Lord and Savior. Besides the Bible says that once I got in His hand, He’s never going to let me go (John 10:28,29- my uneducated interpretation) <img src=” title=”Smile” />

    #7726

    Bernardine
    Member

    I try and wear mine every day.

    #9425

    James
    Member

    I know that this may sound weird, but what is a Scapular?

    #9426

    LARobert
    Participant

    The origins of the Scapular is the Monastic Scapular, a wide strip of cloth that goes over the head, and hangs in front and behind the habit. It probably had it’s origins as an apron to keep the habit, or clothing clean when one was working.

    There are many different scapulars, (Something Ron probably did not know) While the Scapular is not a requirement in Catholic life, it is a source of graces, and a reminder of our individual resolve to live a Christian life. This Catholic Encyclopedia article goes into greater detail.

    http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/13508b.htm

    #9427

    James
    Member
    "LARobert":3g8xt3xn wrote:
    While the Scapular is not a requirement in Catholic life, it is a source of graces, and a reminder of our individual resolve to live a Christian life.[/quote:3g8xt3xn]
    Is it like the Rosary in the sense that it reminds one of the graces God has given his people?
    #9428

    LARobert
    Participant

    The Scapular and Rosary don’t simply remind us of the Graces we receive from God, but they are means of Graces. Not to the same extent as the Seven Sacraments themselves, who’s Graces come from the fact that Jesus Himself conveys the actual Graces of the Sacraments. So too, if we are in a state of Grace from the Sacrament of Penance, and as most sacramentals also include as part of the conditions obtaining those graces that we do such things as, receive communion in a worthy manner, offer prayers for the intentions of the Pope, sometimes preform an act of charity for the poor, widowed etc. prayers etc ( the conditions vary based on what sacramental we are using.) and the intention to gain those graces.

    As sacramentals are not magical talismen that work just by wearing them, or using them without giving any thought to what we are doing or desiring to give honor to God, they help us grow in the spiritual life. In the case of RonK, and his kind, what he says would be true if the use of sacramentals was a mere superstisious belief that wearing a Scapular and not intending to give honor to God and His Angels and Saints, as well as strive to live a better life. However that is not the case.

    If you read through RonK’s writings here, on his website and on other web-pages, you will see someone who gloats that he knows everything about the Catholic Church, and that we need him to sort out the truth. However when we read what he posts about the Catholic Church, he usually misrepresents the Catholic Faith and uses both words, and phrases, sometimes lifts entire paragraphs from Anti-Catholic writers in the past, trying to pass them off as his own personal research. Not only have these Anti-Catholic writings been either answered or disproved, which is one thing, but he copies them word for word, including mis-spelled words, and phrases. Either he was poorly educated in the Catholic Faith as a child, and simply followed some of the externals of the Faith, or was never Catholic in the first place, but poses as an ex-catholic in order to try and convert people to his way of thinking. When I have the energy, I may start a thread on the dishonest tactics of many Anti-Catholic groups.

    #9429

    James
    Member
    "LARobert":2sk7bomp wrote:
    When I have the energy, I may start a thread on the dishonest tactics of many Anti-Catholic groups.[/quote:2sk7bomp]
    If you would like, I can help you with this thread by researching these Anti-Catholic sources and the tactics used by the authors (so that I may help Catholics be aware of these terrible lies.)
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