Is there a book or brochure I can recommend to my confirmation class about Pentecostal so they learn differences (as seen by Catholics) ? It looks like some of them had already exposure to them
Karl Keating’s Fundamentalism and Catholicism is excellent.
See if these help any.
*]What can you tell me about Charles Parham, who was the founder of the Pentecostal church?
*]Why do you lump Fundamentalists, Evangelicals, and Pentecostals with non-Christians, like Jehovah’s Witnesses and Mormons?
*]How can I explain the Trinity to a Oneness Pentecostal?
*]Do Miracles Still Occur?
*]Pentecostal, Evangelical…why can’t I prove you wrong?!
Thanks for all those wonderful references!
Call your Diocesan Office, or check their website, for the name of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal liaison for the Diocese. She or he would be a good source for information. You could ask for a speaker. You may also ask for the nearest Catholic Charismatic Renewal parish group. Note: In some Dioceses, the Catholic Charismatic Renewal may be under the Vicar for Spirituality or something similar.
This official website is an excellent source of information, including the history of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal. It offers small and large publications.
This on line book explains the Catholic Charismatic Renewal. The beginning gives the history. brendancase.com/uploads/Key_to_the_Charismatic_Renewal.pdf
The major difference is the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and the Sacraments.
If you have a specific question, I will do my best to answer.
The human person is worthy of profound respect.
I suggest sending them all an email with these links, below, saying that you know that some of them know Pentecostals, and their wonderful faith in Our Lord, and that they should know what it is about Catholic that is MORE OF JESUS than the Pentecostal faith. And that these ex-Pentecostals can tell them!
The reason why I suggest the email link is that a lot of young folk these days don’t’ read any more than they have to. Plus some people just learn better by listening. Since most of them have iPhones, they can click on a link and listen any time! Or maybe on TV, with their parents. (many have their TVs connected to Youtube).
Tell them there is lots more from all kinds of converts, many of whom were Protestant pastors and converted at great worldly cost to themselves, which can be found easily on the side of those pages, but tell them you hope they will listen to one, and that you would like them to share with you if they do. (you can ask that person to tell the class about it afterwards, and even a brief positive mention might inspire others to listen).,
Then, most importantly, pray they will take the time to listen to one, instead of the many things less edifying for young people to watch and listen to these days.
Or, better yet, you might even want to have them vote on one to watch during one of your classes. Serve popcorn. Your “guest speaker” for the evening! (If you have a strict schedule to follow, try to consolidate some of the material, and ask them to help you do it so you can all enjoy the presentation on one of the class nights.
They can pick whoever looks more interesting:
Alex Jones, the Pentecostal Pastor who converted and brought half his church with him!
Tim Staples - former Assemblies of God Youth Minister!
Natalie Smith Young woman who suffered some abuse as child, she talks about many of her youthful and teen experiences, became Pentacostal, but later began to question the faith when her sister wanted a divorce…
April Bright Young woman brought up in a faithful United Pentecostal home… finds out why Catholics “have more Jesus”!
Travis Lawmaster-Travis is the founder and Director of Mission:One Fellowship, an ecumenical ministry based at the University of Pennsylvania, which focuses on bringing Christians of various ecclesial affiliations together for the purposes of evangelization, outreach…
And some couples!
**Drake and Crystal McCalister **- both ordained ministers of The International Church of the Foursquare Gospel, a evangelical Pentecostal denomination
**Rick and Cathy Townsend ** - Pentecostals Who Returned To The Catholic Church
[Also there are lots others to search for they might find interesting. Ganster Converts, Porn Addicts, Drug Addicts, Atheists, of course plenty of Jews, religious and secular - lots more!]
I found David Curries book " Born fundamentalist born again Catholic" to be very informative when I first considered converting. He wasn’t technically a Pentecostal but I think they are pretty close to fundamentalist
Appreciate, God Bless !