• Charismatic Renewal marks 50th anniversary of founding

    Charismatic Renewal marks 50th anniversary of founding

    • Feb 18, 2017

    “I’m grateful I wrote everything down,” Patti Gallagher Mansfield said speaking about the weekend that changed her life and the Church. “It’s not like I remember everything that was said, but I remember how I felt. I remember feeling like my body was on fire. I asked the priest (on the retreat), ‘Who should I tell?’ and he said, ‘The Lord will show you.'”

  • Recalling Father Scanlan’s sage advice on social media

    Recalling Father Scanlan’s sage advice on social media

    • Jan 22, 2017

    Father Michael Scanlan, the longtime leader of Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio, was enthusiastic and even insistent about Christians venturing out, with prudence, on social media — but making sure you’re building up the kingdom of God, not undermining it.

  • Charismatic Steubenville leader who defined an era dies at 85

    Charismatic Steubenville leader who defined an era dies at 85

    • Jan 7, 2017

    Franciscan Father Michael Scanlan, who led the Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio, from 1974 until 2000, died on Jan. 7 at 85. He both embodied and helped shape an entire era in American Catholic life, defined by what he called “dynamic orthodoxy.”

  • Charismatic sees ‘discontinuity’ between Francis and John Paul

    Charismatic sees ‘discontinuity’ between Francis and John Paul

    • Jul 10, 2016

    Salvatore Martinez, the first lay president of Italy’s largest Catholic charismatic group, says that under St. John Paul II and Benedict XVI, the hierarchical and charismatic dimensions of the Church were seen as “co-essential,” while under Francis they’re also understood as “co-missionary.”

  • Uganda prelate clamps down on charismatic movement

    Uganda prelate clamps down on charismatic movement

    • Apr 3, 2016

    Attempting to bring a sprawling and sometimes unruly charismatic movement in the Catholic Church under tighter control, Archbishop Cyprian Kizito Lwanga of Kampala, Uganda, has issued new restrictions that include a ban on shouting, falling and rolling around on the ground during prayer services. Issued in late March, the new

  • Pope Francis says persecution is uniting Christians

    • Oct 31, 2014

    ROME — Pope Francis styled anti-Christian violence around the world as a force bringing the churches closer together, saying on Friday that “for persecutors, we Christians are all one.” The pope’s comments came to a group of Catholic charismatics, who practice a high-octane style of praise and worship associated with