Now to ‘Scape the Scapular

The Bright Maidens (a blogging network of young Catholic women) are writing about scapulars this week, and I figured I’d poke my nose in. A scapular is a piece of cloth worn around the neck. It is a sacramental (an instrument of grace, like holy water or some blessed medals). The one all the bloggers seem to be focusing on is the Scapular of Our Lady of Mount Carmel (also called the brown scapular).The virtue of this scapular was supposed to have been revealed to St. Simon Stock in 1251 when … [Read more...]

“Here I Am, Dressing up as Christ”

 C.S. Lewis's Mere Christianity was the first apologetic work I read, and two elements immediately rang absolutely true to me.  The first is Lewis's defense of an absolute morality (a law written on the hearts of Men) that is neither evolutionarily or culturally contingent.I am mostly in agreement with Lewis's treatment of absolute morality (particularly his comment that the Law of Human Nature belongs, like mathematics to the class of real truths).  I have frequently found that the … [Read more...]