Deliverance ministry is one of the gifts of the Holy Spirit that testify to the abundance of grace granted by God to the whole Church through Catholic Charismatic Renewal.
Wherever the Gospel is proclaimed, there the Kingdom of God spreads its light and peace and emits its immense healing powers. Throughout its many decades of experience, Catholic Charismatic Renewal has experienced that the proclamation of the good news about the love of God the Father, who forgives humankind through Jesus the Son, frees people from their sin, allows them to share in God’s nature by filling them with the Holy Spirit, and calls them to new life as children of God.
In other words, the encounter with Jesus Christ, who rose again and lives, transforms people’s lives. As a con-sequence, whilst they come to have great awareness of God’s mercy and of their dignity as God’s children, they also acquire a clearer understanding of the dark points in their lives that are impediments to communion with God, with all men and women, and to a Christian life lived to the full. As the Gospel reminds us, the presence of the light of the Word brings out the darkness that is within us (cf. Jn 1:5).
About the Author
The Doctrinal Commission of International Catholic Charismatic Renewal Services (ICCRS), based in the Vatican, offers theological and pastoral guidance for understanding baptism in the Spirit and related matters in light of Catholic doctrine. Commission members including Bishop Joseph Grech, Dr. Mary Healy, and Fr. Peter Hocken, created this booklet in consultation with theologians and pastoral leaders worldwide.