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Evaluation of the Charismatic Movement and Pentecostalism Phenomenon

Evaluation of the Charismatic Movement and Pentecostalism Phenomenon

By Father John A. Hardon, S.J.

Before entering on the formal presentation, I think it will be useful to first clarity some possible sources of misunderstanding. The immediate focus of this study is Pentecostalism. It is not directly concerned with the persons who call themselves Pentecostals or, as some prefer, Charismatic.

Moreover, the purpose here is to make an evaluation. It is not to impart information about Pentecostalism, since such information is fairly presumed, with all the literature by and about the movement and, from many people, either personal experience or direct observation of the movement in action.

Finally, though I seldom do this when speaking, in this case it may be useful to give a run-down of “references” about the speaker’s own qualifications in talking on the subject.

My professional work is teaching Comparative Religion. A phenomenon like Pentecostalism, I know has for years been o…

Pope Francis, Child Porn, Gay Scandals & the Vatican Approved Porn Sexual Predator-Like Program

Pope Francis's diplomats and his closest collaborators are involved with porn such as Paglia in this photo

This week the National Catholic Reporter, on November 21, reported that Pope Francis created a new department for Cardinal Pietro Parolin's Secretariat of State.

The Vatican expert John Allen at Crux said of Parolin "that there's no single figure in Pope Francis's Vatican today more trusted, or more powerful."
(Crux, "More and more, Parolin's the face of authority in Francis's Vatican," August 10, 2017)

The Reporter in the article didn't reveal that one of Parolin's top diplomats is "sought in Canada for child porn charges" according to CTN News.
(CTN, "Vatican diplomat sought in Canada on child porn charges," September 29)

CTN's article said that Monsignor Carlo Capella is accused of "accessing, possessing and distributing child pornography" in Winsdor, Canada.

"Capella's boss" i…

Spider-Man vs. Porn

By Fred Martinez

Steve Ditko, the original artist and co-creator of the Spider-Man comic, which was a record-breaking hit movie, is the Greta Garbo of comic books.

Refusing to give interviews for 20 years, he, at the time of the movie release, refused interviews for major articles about him by the Los Angeles Times and one of Canada's leading newspapers, the National Post.

Ditko, however, explained his philosophy of art in a narrative on a 1987 video titled "The Masters of Comic Book Art," hosted by author Harlan Ellison. In his introduction, Ellison dismissed Ditko's plea that heroes in art and literature be measured by the moral courage shown in objective good vs. evil choices.

The artist now seems prophetic for saying in the show that if we glorify the anti-hero in art, then anti-life and violence will come into our culture. The anti-heroes of the Columbine-like killings in public schools and the Sept. 11 terrorists seem to justify his claim.

What our American…

Pope Francis, Fessard, Relativism and Amoris Leatitia

Austen Ivereigh at Crux just reviewed a book by Massimo Borghesi called "Jorge Mario Bergoglio, Una Biografia intellettuale" which shows that much of Pope Francis's thinking comes from Fr. Gaston Fessard.

Ivereigh claims that Fessard is "anti-Hegelian."

As usual, Ivereigh is wrong.

Back in 1950, Thomist Jules "Isaac was accusing Fessard of identifying this quasi-science of thought with the science of the real order, or metaphysics. That is what Hegel does."

"The executive function of the dialectic, as Isaac interpreted Aquinas, uses the law of thought in a concrete instance of thinking or arguing. Because Fessard used these laws not as laws of arguing, but as laws of the development of historical events, he is again accused of Hegelianism." ("Gaston Fessard S.J., His Work Toward A Theology of History," by Mary Alice Muir, 1970, page 30)

Sadly, Fessard realized that Hegelianism is historicism or relativism.

He hoped to save Hegel&#…

The Judge Moore Hypocrisy & Franken's Rape of American Public's Mind with Sleazy "Humor"

Leeann Tweeden


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I’ve decided it’s time to tell my story. http://www.kabc.com/2017/11/16/leeann-tweeden-on-senator-al-franken/ … 7:06 AM - Nov 16, 2017


Senator Al Franken Kissed and Groped Me Without My Consent, And There’s Nothing Funny About ItIn December of 2006, I embarked on my ninth USO Tour to entertain our troops, my eighth to the Middle East since the 9/11 attacks. kabc.com

In their hypocrisy, the media and Washington elite after liberal Al Franken's proven sexual assault do not politely ask him to step down, but conservative Judge Roy Moore because of unproven allegations is commanded to step down.

(It seems that Moore may have committed legal odd acts, that is date woman under age 18, but so far the only solid evidence of sexual misconduct, the signed yearbook, appears to be a fabrication.)

The elites' double standard and rape of the American public's mind began a long time ago before the Moore/Franken hypocrisy.

Below is a example of how Franke…

Rosary To The Interior: For the Purification of the Church

My friend James Larson, author of "War Against the Papacy," send me the following email and post:
"I consider the attached document of great importance for the future of the Church. I plead with you to publish it, to send it to any other websites that might be interested, to share it with any priests you might know, and to take any other actions which might further its diffusion. As you can see, the author does not desire recognition." Rosary To The Interior: For the Purification of the Church (Feast of the Purification and Presentation, Friday, Feb 2, 2018) What is now called The Feast of the Presentation, celebrated on February 2, is actually a double Feast: that of the Purification of Mary, and the Presentation of Our Lord in the Temple. I would like to suggest that Catholics throughout our country journey to their churches on this day in order to pray the Rosary for the expressed intention of the Purification of the Church. If access is denied to the interior of …

Would Cupich give "Prolife" Hitler Communion since he Fought Against Joblessness & Anti-Environmentalism Despite his Cutting Up & Killing People?

Blase Cupich on Face the Nation said that he would give Communion to pro-abortion politicians

In his interview with Face the Nation the then Archbishop Blase Cupich was asked:

"When you say we cannot politicize the communion rail, you would give communion to politicians, for instance, who support abortion rights."

Cupich said on Face the Nation in 2014 that he would give Holy Communion to pro-abortion politicians:

"I would not use the Eucharist or as they call it the communion rail as the place to have those discussions or a way in which people would be either [sic] excluded from the life of the church. The Eucharist is an opportunity of grace and conversion. It’s also a time of forgiveness of sins. So my hope would be that that grace would be instrumental in bringing people to the truth." [http://www.crisismagazine.com/2014/on-giving-communion-pro-abortion-politicians]

In 1933, when the Nazis came to power, one of pro-abortion politician Hitler's first acts w…