Down to the Wire: Just $8,038 left to match to win our Challenge Grant. Your gift will still be doubled!
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Group of African bishops expresses concern about charismatic prayer initiatives

Catholic World News - March 19, 2014

The bishops of two Portuguese-speaking nations in western Africa have issued a pastoral note rebuking some charismatic prayer groups.

“Without the knowledge of the pastor or the approval of the diocesan bishop,” persons who do not frequent the sacraments have started charismatic prayer, healing, and deliverance groups that have attracted “hundreds or even thousands,” the bishops of Angola and São Tomé and Príncipe stated.

Such groups “may never be formed without the approval of the diocesan bishop,” they added.

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!

Our Fall Campaign
Progress toward our year-end goal ($59,597 to go):
$150,000.00 $90,403.12
40% 60%
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.

Fall 2014 Campaign
Subscribe for free
Shop Amazon
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

Getting Marriage Right 6 hours ago
O Earthly Lord, vouchsafe to us high speed Internet. 9 hours ago
No 'Francis effect' in Strasbourg 13 hours ago
What Pope Francis told European Parliament, and what Pope John Paul II said 15 hours ago
Public perception demands a way of mercy November 24

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Pope Francis: Europe seems 'elderly and haggard' CWN - 17 hours ago