News Archive

30th Anniversary of the CCR

September 1, 1997. The Catholic Charismatic Renewal which has touched the lives of millions in every corner of the world had simple beginnings. A group of Catholic College students gathered for a weekend retreat at the Ark and the Dove retreat house outside of Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. They were praying for a “New Pentecost” throughout the weekend.

3rd CCR Consultative Meeting in Anglophone Africa

May 1, 1997. It was a privilege to host this meeting in South Africa from November 4 to 6 last year and to meet and have discussion with our brothers and sisters from Botswana, Eritrea, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The meeting was chaired by Mark Nimo of Ghana, the ICCRS representative for Anglophone Africa.

New Teaching Ministry and New Director

March 1, 1997. In the summer of 1996, Sr. Nancy Kellar re-located from Rome to New York, USA, to pioneer the newly formed ICCRS Teaching Ministry.

Meeting of the Catholic Charismatic NSCs of Europe

January 1, 1997. Eighty leaders from 17 countries participated in the Bi-annual meeting of the National Service Committees of Europe that met last September in Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia. These included Bishop Dembowski from Poland, a member of ICCRS, who spoke about the importance of maintaining close links with the Church.

Brian Smith appointed to the Pontifical Council for the Laity

July 1, 1996. The Holy Father has appointed Brian Smith a member of the Pontifical Council for Laity.

Leo Jozef Card. Suenens · 1904-1996

May 1, 1996. Cardinal Suenens born on July 16, 1904 in Ixelles, which is in the archdiocese he was going to lead several years later. When he expressed the desire to be a priest, well-known Card. Mercier, then Archbishop of Malines, sent him to study in Rome at the Gregorian University. He graduated in Philosophy, Theology and Canon Law.

Changes in the Vatican

1996. The Holy Father has appointed His Excellency Msgr. Paul Joseph Cordes president of the Pontifical Council Cor Unum, raising him at the same time to the dignity of Archbishop. Pope Paul VI founded Cor Unum (“One Heart”) in 1971 to help him to respond to the duty of universal charity.

The Vision of ICCRS

June 1, 1995. In the Leadership Formation Supplement Sr. Nancy speaks of two aspects of vision – a clarity of identity and a clarity of mission.

Focus on Central & Eastern Europe

February 1, 1995. In September the European National Service Committees for Catholic Charismatic Renewal met in Czestochowa, Poland.

Bp Alfonso Uribe Jaramillo passing away

January 1, 1994. One of the most revered leaders in the Catholic Charismatic Renewal in Latin America died this past Summer.
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