Scapulars

Question:

Father,

Does the Catholic church still believe wearing a scapular can save a person from going to hell?

Answer:

First and foremost there is no prayer that guarentees our prayers will be answered the way we want them..... likewise the things that we wear do not guarentee salvation.

Whether or not I get to heaven is not the result of my wearing this or not wearing that, but rather in how I accept God into my life and how I convert my desires to conform to God's.

That being said, scapulars are sacramentals, and should be used. They continue, at various times, to cause us to reflect on our faith. They remind us who we are, and how God has called us, and marked us as one of His, and we should live accordingly.


God Bless,
Fr. Ray