The Church and the Catholic Fraternity

September 23, 2010

David Peterman Sr, of the Christian Community of God’s Delight in Texas, recently sent us this masterwork, accompanied by this introduction:

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

I am attaching a PDF file that I have just completed that provides in summary form easy access to authoritative sources in English of the official position of the Catholic Church regarding the worldwide Catholic Charismatic Renewal and its Covenant Communities. Using historical event dates for each document with highlight quotes and connecting dialogue, it traces the historic development of the official position of the Church over the past century through the official statements of the Popes and authorized bishops as the Pentecostal revival was birthed and has matured, especially in the past 20 years. This document was envisioned at the time of my Catholic Fraternity History document from last year’s Conference as a complementary reference to our history. (History document is available on request.)

I hope that you will be able to at least read the summary statements so you can see how fully the Renewal is at the heart of the Church’s prayer and hopes for renewal and continuing its mission to evangelize the nations. I encourage those who can to use the embedded hyperlinks to read some of the more important documents themselves. It is an awesome thing to fall into the hands of the Living God, and these documents clearly say we have!

Many, many thanks, David!!