Pope John Paul II
To Catholic Charismatics
Seek to be active in life of your local Church
Pope John Paul II, November 9, 1996
Dear Friends in Christ,
1. With affection in the Lord I greet the participants in the Seventh International Meeting of the Catholic Fraternity of Covenant Communities and Fellowships. I thank you for your good wishes and prayers at this time when I am celebrating the 50th Anniversary of my priestly ordination. I see this as an expression of the communion which links you with the Successor of Peter and the universal Church, a communion which you feel deeply and which itself is a sublime gift of the Holy Spirit to Christ's followers.
You represent communities of the Charismatic Movement from around the world, which, in their variety, bear witness to the spiritual gifts which the Holy Spirit is bestowing on the Church even in our own day (cf. Christifideles laici, n. 24). How can we fail to praise God for the abundant fruit which in recent decades the Renewal in the Spirit has brought about in the lives of individuals and in communities? Countless people have come to appreciate the importance of Sacred Scripture for Christian living they have acquired a new sense of the value of prayer and a profound yearning for holiness, many have returned to the sacraments, and a great number of men and women have achieved a deeper understanding of their baptismal call, and have committed themselves to the Church's mission with admirable dedication. In thanking God for all of this, I repeat the words which I wrote in the Encyclical Letter Redemptoris missio: "As the third millennium of the Redemption draws near, God is preparing a great springtime for Christianity, and we can already see its first signs" (n. 86).
2. On 27 November 1995, the Catholic Fraternity received final recognition from the Pontifical Council for the Laity. By this official act the Church expressed appreciation of the Fraternity's goals and methods, and at the same time wished to strengthen your ecclesial identity. That identity requires you to be ever more fully associated with the life of the particular Churches. When ecclesial movements "humbly seek to become part of the life of local Churches and are welcomed by Bishops and priests within diocesan and parish structures, they represent a true gift of God both for new evangelization and for missionary activity properly so-called" (Redemptoris missio, n. 72). In order to help Pastors and the Charismatic Movement to work together in building up the Church of Christ, the Pontifical Council for the Laity is preparing a document which will serve as an important point of reference for the life and apostolate of such communities, and for the discernment of their spiritual gifts. Let us pray that this document will produce the good results which we expect from it!
3. Your Seventh International Meeting is reflecting on the theme of spiritual preparation for the Year 2000. "A Jubilee is always an occasion of special grace, 'a day blessed by the Lord'.... The Jubilee of the Year 2000 is meant to be a great prayer of praise and thanksgiving, especially for the gift of the Incarnation of the Son of God and of the Redemption which he accomplished" (Tertio millennio adveniente, n. 32). The Great Jubilee is not only a gift but also a demanding task. It calls for a great effort to respond to the pressing spiritual needs of our time.
Because the whole Church must prepare for the Great Jubilee "in the Holy Spirit" (Dominum et Vivificantem, n. 51), I have suggested that the year 1998 be dedicated specifically to the Holy Spirit and his sanctifying presence in the ecclesial community (cf. Tertio millennio adveniente, nn. 44-48). It is my fervent hope that during that year all movements enlivened by the Spirit, who is the never-ending source of holiness and communion, will come together to bear joint witness to the unifying power of divine grace.
4. The Jubilee of the Year 2000 is above all a pressing invitation to all Christians to recommit themselves to holiness of life. True holiness does not mean a flight from the world; rather, it lies in the effort to incarnate the Gospel in everyday life, in the family, at school and at work, and in social and political involvement. Holiness is the fullness of life which Christ offers: he has come that we "may have life, and have it abundantly" (Jn 10:10). This is our marvellous vocation!
Likewise, the approaching third millennium brings the urgent challenge of the new evangelization. True, it is not easy to proclaim the Gospel in a world which claims not to need God. Yet we are bound by the compelling words of St Paul: "Woe to me if I do not preach the Gospel" (1 Cor 9:16). Today, this proclamation must be accompanied by a commitment to ecumenism: "In these last years of the millennium, the Church should invoke the Holy Spirit with ever greater insistence, imploring from him the grace of Christian unity" (Tertio millennio adveniente, n. 34). In this perspective too, I wish to encourage your communities to a further strengthening of their ecclesial character, at the doctrinal level and in programs of formation, as the only sure basis for genuine ecumenical dialogue and action.
5. My dear brothers and sisters in Christ: again I thank you for all that you do in the service of the Church. Through the intercession of Mary, Spouse of the Holy Spirit, I entrust to Christ, the Lord of history, your spiritual journey towards the Great Jubilee of the Year 2000 and beyond. To each of you and your families, and to all the communities belonging to the Catholic Fraternity, I cordially impart my Apostolic Blessing.
From the Vatican, 9 November 1996.
IOANNES PAULUS PP. II
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Pope John Paul II
Address of Pope John Paul II to the ICCRO Council
March 14, 1992
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
In the joy and peace of the Holy Spirit I welcome the Council of the International Catholic Charismatic Renewal Office. As you celebrate the twenty-fifth anniversary of the beginning of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal, I willingly join you in giving praise to God for the many fruits which it has borne in the life of the Church. The emergence of the Renewal following the Second Vatican Council was a particular gift of the Holy Spirit to the Church. It was a sign of a desire on the part of many Catholics to live more fully their Baptismal dignity and vocation as adopted sons and daughters of the Father, to know the redeeming power of Christ our Savior in a more intense experience of individual and group prayer, and to follow the teaching of the Scriptures by reading them in the light of the same Spirit who inspired their writing. Certainly one of the most important results of this spiritual reawakening has been that increased thirst for holiness which is seen in the lives of individuals and in the whole Church.
At the end of this Second Millennium, the Church needs more than ever to turn in confidence and hope to the Holy Spirit, who unceasingly draws believers into the Trinitarian communion of love, builds up their visible unity in the one Body of Christ, and sends them forth on mission in obedience to the mandate entrusted to the Apostles by the Risen Christ. We must be convinced that a deepening awareness of the Person and work of the Holy Spirit responds to the needs of our times, for the Spirit "is at the center of the Christian faith and is the source and dynamic power of the Church's renewal" (Dominum et Vivificantem, 2). Indeed, the Holy Spirit is the "principle agent of the Church's mission" (Redemptoris Missio, 21), sustaining and guiding the efforts to bring the graces of Pentecost to all people.
Since the gifts of the Holy Spirit are given for the building up of the Church, you, as leaders of the Charismatic Renewal, are challenged to seek increasingly effective ways in which the various groups you represent can manifest their complete communion of mind and heart with the Apostolic See and the College of Bishops, and cooperate ever more fruitfully in the Church's mission in the world. On the international level, your Office's close links with its Episcopal Advisor, Bishop Paul Cordes, and the coordination of Ecclesial Movements and Associations provided by the Pontifical Council of the Laity, are important means of fostering such cooperation, which is so essential for the prudent stewardship of the Spirit's manifold gifts. Only in this way will the renewal truly serve its ecclesial purpose, helping to ensure that "the whole body, nourished and knit together through its joints and ligaments, grows with a growth that is from God" [Col. 2:19].
At this moment in the Church's history, the Charismatic Renewal can play a significant role in promoting the much-needed defense of Christian life in societies where secularism and materialism have weakend many people's ability to respond to the Spirit and to discern God's loving call. Your contribution to the re-evangelization of society will be made in the first place by personal witness to the indwelling Spirit and by showing forth His presence through works of holiness and solidarity. "The witness of a Christian life is the first and irreplaceable form of mission" (Redemptoris Missio, 42). What more effective means can there be for drawing those who have lost their spiritual bearings towards that truth which alone can calm the restlessness of the human heart than the living example of fervent Christian believers? To bear witness is to be a powerful leaven among people who perhaps do not fully recognize the value of the salvation that only Jesus Christ can offer.
The Charismatic Renewal can also help foster the growth of a solid spiritual life based on the Holy Spirit's power at work in the Church, in the richness of her Tradition, and particularly in her celebration of the Sacraments. Frequent reception of the Eucharist and regular use of the Sacrament of Penance are essential for a genuine life in the Holy Spirit, for these are the means which Christ himself has given us to restore and sustain the Spirit's gift of grace. Since the ways of the Spirit always lead to Christ and His Church, since it is the Spirit Himself who guides those He has established as Bishops to care for the Church of God (cf. Acts 20:28), there can be no conflict between the fidelity to the Spirit and fidelity to the Church and her Magisterium. Whatever shape the Charismatic Renewal takes - in prayer groups, in covenant communities, in communities of life and service - the sign of its spiritual fruitfulness will always be a strengthening of communion with the universal Church and the local Churches. Your role as a coordinating organization is to help all these various facets of the Renewal to work together in union with the Pastors of the Church for the good of the whole Body. At the same time, the deepening of your Catholic identity by drawing from the spiritual wealth of the Catholic Tradition is an irreplaceable part of your contribution to genuine ecumenical dialogue which, fostered by the Holy Spirit, must lead to the perfection of "fellowship in unity: in the confession of one faith, in the common celebration of divine worship and in the fraternal harmony of the family of God" (Unitatis Redintegratio, 2).
Dear friends, at the beginning of this Lenten season, I pray that your work will contribute to the growth of the Church, in fidelity to the Lord's will and to the mission which she has received. I commend all of you to the loving intercession of Mary, Mother of the Church, who "through the same faith which makes her blessed ..., is present in the Church's mission, present in the Church's work of introducing into the world the Kingdom of her Son" (Redemptoris Mater, 28). May her prayers accompany those who strive to extend the Kingdom of Christ in obedience to the prompting of His Holy Spirit. To all of you I cordially impart my Apostolic Blessing.
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saya rasa ada baiknya di buat suatu rangkuman yang baik mengenai karismatik, untuk mengcounter tulisan "kesesatan karismatik"
Iya juga. Soalnya saya membaca di forum lain yang mana tanpa basa basi langusng bilang Kharismatik itu sesat. Yang lebih konyol lagi, dia mengakui bahwa Kharismatik itu sudah diakui oleh Gereja Katolik. Tapi dia tetap mengatakan bahwa para romo romo yang mengakui Kharismatik itu salah dalam pengertiannya. nah loh !!
Saya pun memposting pidato2 Pope John II disana. kalau sampai dia berani bilang bahwa Pope pun salah pengertiannya, kita pun tahu siapa yang sebenarnya sesat.
"Ampunilah dia Tuhan karena ia tidak tahu apa yang ia perbuat"
Fransiskus Xaverius wrote:saya rasa ada baiknya di buat suatu rangkuman yang baik mengenai karismatik, untuk mengcounter tulisan "kesesatan karismatik".
Btw,saya pribadi bukan peminat Karismatik.Bahkan,maaf beribu maaf sebelumnya........saat saya dan istri datang untuk pertama kali di PDKK yang sekaligus ajang peluncuran buku Rm.Deshi tsb..........kami tidak "sanggup" menjalani sampai akhir acara,karena suasana yang tidak hening,yang tidak sesuai "selera" saya yang mau keheningan.Ini selera pribadi dan saya menghormati anda2 yang punya selera lain.
2000 tahun yg lalu, para petinggi2 agama Yahudi juga beralasan kurang lebih sama, "menurut dokumen A, dan dokumen B, dst, Yesus itu salah".
Setelah saya membaca sejarah mereka, dan melihat sejarah kita sekarang, sebenarnya kita tidak boleh menyalahkan petinggi2 agama tersebut. Apa yg sebagian dari kita lakukan juga sama, yaitu mencap kanan kiri sesat.
Mungkin yg sebagian dari kita lakukan lebih parah. Seharusnya kita belajar dari sejarah 2000 tahun yg lalu. Mereka dulu tidak punya patokan dari sejarah, sedangkan kita punya patokan dari penyaliban Yesus 2000 tahun.
debu kehidupan wrote:Bagi yang berpendapat Karismatik Katolik adalah sesat dan harus dipunahkan.............silakan masuk ke topik ini.Mari kita diskusikan dengan cara2 yang Kristiani.
Bagi yang TIDAK berpendapat seperti diatas,tidak perlu masuk kesini.
ricci wrote:Permisi, numpang nyeletuk:
Saya perhatikan replies di atas pada pro Karismatik dan tetap aja nyelonong masuk (di luar Moderator yang punya Pondok, tentunya). Saya tidak yakin apa yang seperti ini yang disebut sebagai cara2 diskusi yang Kristiani...
ricci wrote:Jika debu kehidupan sungguh niat mendiskusikan topik ini, saya undang aja bertukar-pikiran ke ekaristi.org. Saya pikir di sana lebih banyak orang yang punya pengtahuan lebih baik yang bisa diajak berdiskusi.
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