Today I watched this video and felt strongly that it needs to be shared widely at this time in the life of the Church. I have followed Renewal Ministries for quite some time and I have the utmost respect for Dr. Ralph Martin, Dr. Mary Healy, and Peter Herbeck’s ability to speak Church teaching clearly and passionately. 

There is much mis-information today online and in church circles regarding both Vatican II and the Catholic Charismatic Renewal. This panel of respected scholars share the truth about both. It’s definitely worth watching if you consider yourself to be an orthodox Catholic.

Here’s the video and the related notes:

In recent years, there have been various critiques of both Vatican II and the Catholic Charismatic Renewal. These critiques have varied greatly in quality and seriousness. In this video, Dr. Ralph Martin, Dr. Mary Healy, Peter Herbeck, and Pete Burak explain why both Vatican II and the Catholic Charismatic Renewal are true works of the Holy Spirit for our time.

Resources to assist in digging deeper into the history of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal and/or mentioned in this video:

• “Fanning the Flame: What Does Baptism in the Holy Spirit Have to Do with Christian Initiation?” | Kilian McDonnell, OSB and George Montague: https://a.co/d/1yIvoyo

• “Guidelines on Prayers for Healing” | International Catholic Charismatic Renewal Services Doctrinal Commission: https://www.charis.international/prod…

• “Clothed with Power from On High: A Short Catechesis on Charisms in the Life and Mission of the Church” | Bishop Scott McCaig, CC: https://a.co/d/2XYMc8Q

• “A New Pentecost” | Ralph Martin: https://www.renewalministries.net/sho…

• “Welcome the Spiritual Gifts” | Peter Herbeck: https://www.renewalministries.net/sho…

• “Charisms and Charismatic Renewal: A Biblical and Theological Study” | Francis A. Sullivan, SJ: https://a.co/d/eBsZ6Ze

• “Christian Initiation and Baptism in the Holy Spirit: Evidence from the First Eight Centuries” | Kilian McDonnell, OSB and George Montague: https://a.co/d/622fOdX

• “Baptism in the Holy Spirit” | International Catholic Charismatic Renewal Services Doctrinal Commission: https://a.co/d/9XWAqL4

• “Movements in the Church” | Pontifical Council for the Laity: http://www.laici.va/content/dam/laici…

• “Then Peter Stood Up… 50 Years of Messages from the Popes to the Catholic Charismatic Renewal from Its Beginnings to the Jubilee” | Compiled by Oreste

• “The New Pagans and the Church: A 1958 Lecture by Joseph Ratzinger”: https://www.hprweb.com/2017/01/the-ne…