[quote="Claire_from_DE, post:10, topic:850"]
I've gone to our diocesan Charismatic conference for more than 20 years. Mass there is said totally according to the rubrics. The only time of spontaneous (but restrained) praise or praying in tongues is at the elevation of the Body and Blood of Christ after the consecration. Some of us lift our hands during the Gloria too. Everyone is very reverent. We use patens at communion time. The periods of prayer and praise take place prior to Mass and at other times throughout the day.
Those I know who consider themselves charismatics are devoted to the Eucharist, and to Mary. Some go to daily Mass. They actively participate in the life of the parish. They're in the Sodality and the Knights of Columbus. Like the devotion to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary, the Cursillo movement, or the Divine Mercy devotion, the Charismatic renewal shouldn't be something that causes division in a parish. Like the other movements, it calls us to make Jesus the center of our lives.
BTW, Catholic charismatics tend to be the ones who do read the Bible.
What I meant in the last post is that, the reason why most chaarismatics arent fast to pull out their bible and call out scripture is because prior to them hearing the call from God through a charismatic event most were to busy caught up living life in a worldly manner. Most didnt worry to much about learning about their faith or how to truly practice it. I do agree with you that being charismatic or not shouldnt matter because at the end of the day we are all catholic children of God. Their isn't and shouldnt be any division over this. I personally have no problem with praising God and Christ with my arms up, waving, or in meditation. My own comunitty is specialy charismatic, but when it comes to Mass i do think that their should be alot of time for personal meditation, giving thank's to God for what we are about to recieve. So the charismatic movement is not being at all quentioned, because thank's to this movement alot of people have come to know Jesus, alot of people have gotten involved in their comunitty's and started serving God. Their have been deacons, priests, religeous sisters, nuns, that are charismatic, so their is alot of very well educated people in this movement and that is why its wrong to call them biblicaly illiterate. We all love our blessed mother Mary!!!!!!!!!!! no question about that!!!!