Question from on 05-18-2007:
What about charismatic service in the Catholic Church? It seems so unorthodox, with a lot of emphasis on the Holy Spirit. They heal, prohesize, speak in tounges. They have websites for it and letters from John Paul II and Benedict seemingly approving it.
Answer by Rev. Mark J. Gantley, JCL on 05-18-2007:
The Catholic Church is open to many different forms of prayer. However, this does not mean that all forms of prayer are for everyone. Charismatic prayer forms certainly appeal to a certain personality type, but this does not mean that everyone is called to participate in this form of prayer.