Sunday, May 31, 2009

What About The Charismatic Gifts Of The Holy Spirit?

Here is one of the best articles on the Catholic understanding of the Charismatic gifts of the Holy Spirit. You can read the entire article by clicking on

( The answer is clear from the biblical witness and has been borne out in the extraordinary missionary work of the Church. The purpose of Pentecost was the empowering of the Church with the very same power that raised Christ Jesus from the dead! That is still the purpose of Pentecost. The gifts of the Spirit were given to the Church for the common good and they still are. Yes, they can be manifested by individuals, but they always serve the Church. I believe in what are called the charismatic gifts. I have experienced them and thank God for them. However, that experience is not the end, but only the beginning of a continuing invitation into an ongoing communion with the Lord and participation in His Divine Life and mission.


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