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  • 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

  • Charismatic Catholicism is alive and well

    • Sep 26, 2014

    When Alvaro Soares moved to the Boston area from Brazil in 1999, he found himself invited to a “Life in the Spirit” seminar at a local Catholic church — a meeting for prayer, worship, and discussion that promised to renew his faith. A priest divided everyone into small groups. Four

  • Pope apologizes for the Catholic persecution of Pentecostals

    • Jul 28, 2014

    CASERTA, ITALY— Pope Francis traveled today to the southern Italian city of Caserta to meet some old Protestant friends and to pray with them, a trip that culminated with an apology from the pope for persecution of Christianity’s burgeoning Pentecostal movement by the Catholic Church. “I ask for your forgiveness

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