Surname 1 Surname Professor Subject Date Catholic Charismatic Movement Introduction The Catholic Charismatic Movement or Renewal is a spiritual movement in the Roman Catholic Church which mainly accentuates the availability of the power of the Holy Spirit gifts of all people. The movement also emphasizes the need for an individual relationship with God through Jesus Christ for him or her to live a better religious life to the fullest. The origin of the Catholic Charismatic Movement started as a group of people who began praying regularly for their renewal in the spirit. The Catholic Charismatic Renewal was initiated around an educated class of people which included Catholic intellectuals, professors, and University graduates who experienced the outpourings of Holy Spirit. Therefore, this paper mainly focuses on the strengths and weaknesses of the Catholic Charismatic Movement. Strengths of the Catholic Charismatic Movement One of the movement’s strengths is that it is strongly related and associated with intellectual members and professional theologians such as the Catholic Pope and Bishops. After the establishment of the Catholic Charismatic Movement, it was able to spread with a volcanic power due to the intellectual leaders of the movement who looked to the Catholic bishops and
Surname 2 professional theologians for more guidance 1 . The Catholic bishops and professional theologians provided both doctrinal and pastoral experience and advice to the Charismatic Movement’s members. These doctrines are strongly associated with the documents of Vatican II which laid a remote pastoral and theological fundamental required for interpreting and discerning tenets of the movement. The Catholic Charismatic movement is also based on a strong belief in the spiritual gifts where the leaders and members have the capacities of expressing and communicating the power of Jesus Christ for enlightening or edifying of the holy Church. These spiritual gifts in the Charismatic movement are essential in building up the members’ spiritual development and furthering their beliefs and mutual care. The charismatic has a strong basis in the revitalizing of
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- Spring '19
- Dr. Benbella Okore
- Christianity, Catholic Charismatic Movement