Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Catholic-Pentecostal dialogue focuses on healing

Catholic World News - July 29, 2013

The Joint International Commission for Catholic–Pentecostal Dialogue, conducted under the auspices of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, recently concluded a weeklong discussion in Baltimore on the charism of healing.

The co-chairs of the dialogue -- Rev. Cecil M. Robeck of Fuller Theological Seminary and Bishop Michael Burbidge of Raleigh -- are both from the United States.

“Healing is a subject on which Catholics and Pentecostals have much in common,” said Robeck. “While many people may view the healing ministry of our Lord Jesus Christ with skepticism, or dismiss it altogether, Catholics and Pentecostals believe that God continues to heal and perform miracles.”

“This year’s Dialogue has provided a wonderful opportunity for members of the Catholic and Pentecostal teams to renew our common faith in the healing power of Jesus, the One who continues to demonstrate His love and miracles in our midst,” said Bishop Burbidge. “The Dialogue has helped us to focus on how the charism of healing is understood, expressed and celebrated in our churches and faith communities.”

“We have acknowledged that our theological understanding of the charism of healing requires further exploration,” he added. “In addition, we noted that the context and supervision of healing ministries within our churches and faith communities will also benefit from further study and discussion.”

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Progress toward our July expenses ($16,752 to go):
$35,000.00 $18,248.29
48% 52%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

There are no comments yet for this item.

Subscribe for free
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

Introducing the Church Fathers 10 hours ago
Straws in the Wind July 25
Hans Urs von Balthasar on Renewal that Matters July 25
Wrongheaded diocesan legal defenses in abuse cases July 24
New HHS Mandate must truly eliminate complicity July 23

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
New management, new changes coming for reformed Vatican bank CWN - July 8
Sweeping reforms to Vatican's media, financial operations CWN - July 9
‘Even Genghis Khan didn’t do this’: Mosul emptied of Christians CWN - July 21