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What is a charismatic Catholic?

April 15, 2013 by  
Filed under Charismatic, Fr. Bartunek, Movements

Dear Father John, could you help me understand what a charismatic Catholic is? When I think of putting charisms to work in our lives, as gifts from God, I think the apostles are charismatic. But what is this ‘charismatic movement'? It appears to hold some differences from old fashioned Catholicism. And again, thank you for The Better Part; it continues to bring breadth and depth to my relationship... Read More

Resting or slain in the spirit: same as contemplative ecstasy?

Dear Dan, I have experienced what people call “resting in the spirit” or being “slain in the spirit.” It was amazing. The priest prayed for me and I fell to the floor as if I had passed out (no injuries as I was already praying on my knees facing the Altar). However, I was still aware of others around me but was lost in God’s love. I am curious if this experience is the same as “ecstasy”? Before... Read More