I was researching the "Catholic Charismatic Renewal" in which I do not know anything about. I was surprised and a little dumbfounded when I read about its begainings, They attribute the reading of Wilkersons "The Cross and the Switchblade" as one of the things that seemed to have triggered it.I really do not know what to think, It struck me as a little odd, what are your thoughts ?
I was researching the "Catholic Charismatic Renewal" in which I do not know anything about.
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Thank you Greg,As I set down to ponder this, The question came to mind, I wonder if this movement caused an exodus. thank you for your replyIt seems that it would have had a better outcome had the Pope condemned it, That would have probably suppressed the counterfeit and exoduced the genuine.Thank you for your post
In Scotland, most of the Catholic Charismatics stayed within the Catholic church. It has caused much confusion and helped to water down and cloud the fact that over the last 100 years millions have came out of the Catholic church having found the true Jesus as opposed to the Eucharist and trnasubstansiation. Consider this, if I had a friend who was a Catholic Charismatic and I went to his church with him on a Sunday, we could not share the communion table together as I would not be permitted to partake ( which I would not do anyway as an ex Catholic) My point being, push a Catholic Charismatic and they will be loyal, first and foremost, to the Catholic church. Our God is a jealous God. He will have no other gods before Him. My advice to any Catholic, find the true Jesus and "come out of her" the Catholic church...........bro Frank
You're not looking carefully enough to see it yet. He was one of the first to work on the final version of the church of the Laodiceans:David de Plessis, an ecumenist, used charismaticism as a bridge to join the Pentecostal church and Roman Catholicism. As an invited guest at Vatican 2 he was one of the main personalities behind charismaticism today. Indeed, such is his influence, even now, that he has been called "Mr. Pentecost" .Time magazine said of de Plessis:"No one in the twentieth century so effectively linked three of the major movements of the time - the Pentecostal movement, the ecumenical movement, and the charismatic movement."
This Pope Paul gave his blessings to the new movement sweeping through his denomination beginning somewhere in the 1960s and encouraged it. He took note of its intense spirituality and lifting up of Christ. That didn't solve all of the Catholic doctrinal issues of course.
Papa, a book to read on this if you want to get a true picture for yourself of what really took place is titled "As By a New Pentecost"very good book. As for me, I had to cross a line in the book with a black marker. I just couldn't bare looking at it. I can't even remember what it says exactly but it was concerning Mary.Other than that the book is excellent with many testimonies of conversion.