to every Christian at Baptism and Confirmation but, instead, they focus on the secondary Gifts of the Spirit: healing, prophesy and speaking in tongues, none of which are necessary either for salvation or a high degree of sanctity. Either Baptism of the Spirit is true or the Sacrament of Confirmation is true. The possibility for them to exist together is impossible. Who has given the Pentecostals authority: neither God nor the Holy Ghost? They make a sacrilegious claim to produce mystical experience and powers beyond even what the Church or any Sacrament can do. Baptism of the Spirit is born of unbelief! As the Charismatic Movement is based on false theological assumption, the devil enters in and uses it to lead souls astray. Humility is the foundation of all virtue; pride is the source of all sin. It is the vice of Satan and his followers. Faith is about what is unseen, not about what is seen or felt. The devil likes to work with the senses and the imagination. He can make us feel experiences and imagine many wonderful things, expertly disguised as genuine. These occasions are a ready ground for the breeding of error, assumption and vanity in the soul. We should flee from Pentecostalism! It is a spirituality that started outside the Church and is filled with the worst kind of dangers-Diabolical! When the Apostles received the Holy Ghost, they went out into the whole world and preached the TRUTH and they suffered immensely. Finally, they died martyrs’ deaths. This is the sign of a true outpouring of the Holy Ghost: the ability and willingness and, even, the thirst for suffering and martyrdom for Christ! “We regard the Charismatic Movement as one of the most dangerous trends in the Church in our time, closely allied in spirit with other disruptive and divisive movements, threatening grave harm to Her unity and damage to countless souls.” Archbishop Dwyer Holy Ghost, most beloved of our souls, prostrate before Thy Infinite Majesty, we implore Thee, with all the longing of our hearts, the most singular grace of humility: that Thou may be made known, served and loved upon earth and glorified for all Eternity, and this through the most humble and pure Heart of Thy Immaculate spouse, the ever Virgin Mary. Grant us the grace to love the Cross and to die nailed to it, without ever descending from it. Amen.
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