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Title: The Catholic Charismatic Renewal in the Archdiocese of Colombo, Sri Lanka. A Theological and Pastoral Reflection
Other Titles: De katholieke charismatische vernieuwing in het Aartsbisdom Colombo, Sri Lanka. Een theologische en pastorale reflectie
Authors: Nonis, Paththinikuttige
Issue Date: 23-Apr-2014
Table of Contents: TABLE OF CONTENTS

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT v
TABLE OF CONTENTS vii
SHORT EXPLANATION OF TERMS xv
ABBREVIATIONS xix
BIBLIOGRAPHY xxi
1 CHURCH DOCUMENTS xxi
2 BOOKS AND ARTICLES IN BOOKS xxix
3 ARTICLES IN JOURNALS lii
4 INTERNET SOURCES lxv
GENERAL INTRODUCTION lxvii
MOTIVATION lxviii
STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM lxviii
RESEARCH QUESTIONS lxix
METHODOLOGY lxx
STRUCTURE OF THE STUDY lxxii
CHAPTER ONE
TRACING THE HISTORY AND GROWTH OF THE CATHOLIC CHARISMATIC RENEWAL IN THE BROADER CONTEXT OF PENTECOSTALISM WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO SRI LANKA
INTRODUCTION 1
SECTION ONE
THE GROWTH AND INFLUENCE OF PENTECOSTALISM IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY
INTRODUCTION 2
1 PENTECOSTALISM IN THE WORLD 3
1.1 HISTORICAL BACKGROUND 3
1.2 THREE STREAMS OF PENTECOSTALISM IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY 6
1.2.1 Classical Pentecostals 7
1.2.2 Neo-Pentecostals 10
1.2.3 Neo-Charismatics 11
2 PENTECOSTALISM IN SRI LANKA 13
2.1 HISTORICAL ENVIRONMENT 13
2.2 CEYLON PENTECOSTAL MISSION 15
2.3 ASSEMBLY OF GOD 18
2.4 OVERALL PENTECOSTAL PHENOMENON 19
CONCLUSION 20
SECTION TWO
THE CATHOLIC CHARISMATIC RENEWAL IN THE WORLD
INTRODUCTION 21
2.1 HISTORICAL ANTECEDENTS: DOCTRINAL AND THEOLOGICAL ROOTS 22
2.1.1 From Leo XIII to Vatican II 22
2.1.2 The Role of Vatican II: Search for a New Pentecost 24
2.2 MANIFESTATIONS OF CATHOLIC RENEWAL EXPERIENCE 26
2.3 GRADUAL RECOGNITION BY THE CHURCH HIERARCHY 30
CONCLUSION 33
SECTION THREE
THE CATHOLIC CHARISMATIC RENEWAL IN SRI LANKA
INTRODUCTION 34
3.1 THE APOSTOLATE OF CHARISMATIC RENEWAL 34
3.1.1 The Origin of the Apostolate of Charismatic Renewal 35
3.1.1.1 Oscar Abayaratne 35
3.1.1.2 The Beginnings 37
3.1.2 Hallmarks of the Apostolate of Charismatic Renewal 38
3.1.2.1 The Nature of the Movement 39
3.1.2.2 Seven Communities 39
3.1.2.3 Covenant Communities 42
3.1.2.4 Lay Leadership 42
3.1.3 Principal Facets of Pubudu Teachings 43
3.1.3.1 The Fourfold Charismawa 43
3.1.3.2 Special Pubudu Teachings 44
3.1.3.3 The place of Mary in the Pubuduwa 45
3.1.3.4 Social Engagement 46
3.1.3.5 Inculturation 47
3.1.3.6 Pubudu Marriages, i.e. Simple Weddings and Married Life 47
3.1.3.7 Tithing 50
3.1.3.8 Invitation for Integral Change in Sri Lanka 50
3.1.4 The Pragmatic Internalisation of the Vision 51
3.1.4.1 God-Experience 52
3.1.4.2 Nourishment for the Journey 53
3.1.4.3 Personal Spirit-filled Life 54
3.1.4.4 The Responsibility of the Organisation 54
3.2 OTHER CATHOLIC CHARISMATIC GROUPS, ESPECIALLY THE COMMUNITY OF THE RISEN LORD 56
3.3 HEALING MINISTRY IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF COLOMBO 61
CONCLUSION 63
CONCLUSION TO CHAPTER ONE 64
CHAPTER TWO
THE THEOLOGICAL FOUNDATIONS OF THE CATHOLIC CHARISMATIC RENEWAL
INTRODUCTION 67
1 BIBLICAL FOUNDATION: THE IMPORTANCE OF THE SPIRIT IN THE SCRIPTURES 68
1.1 THE SPIRIT IN THE OLD TESTAMENT 69
1.2 THE SPIRIT IN THE NEW TESTAMENT 72
1.2.1 The Spirit as a Person in the New Testament 72
1.2.2 Promise and Outpouring of the Spirit 74
1.2.3 The Spirit in the First Christian Community 76
2 MAGISTERIAL FOUNDATION: THE IMPORTANCE OF THE SPIRIT IN THE CONCILIAR AND SOME POST-CONCILIAR DOCUMENTS 78
2.1 THE IMPORTANCE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT IN VATICAN II 79
2.1.1 The Holy Spirit and Ecclesial life 79
2.1.2 The Holy Spirit and the Sacred Scriptures 81
2.1.3 The Holy Spirit and the Sacraments 82
2.1.4 The Holy Spirit, Christians and Non-Christians 83
2.1.5 The Holy Spirit and the Contemporary World 85
2.2 The Holy Spirit in some Post-Conciliar Documents 89
3 THE THEOLOGICAL MEANING OF ‘RENEWAL’ 92
3.1 REFORM, RENEWAL AND THE ECCLESIA 93
3.2 NATURE OF ‘REFORM’ AND ‘RENEWAL’ 99
3.3 RENEWAL AND THE CATHOLIC CHARISMATIC MOVEMENT 102
4 THEOLOGICAL UNDERPINNINGS OF THE CATHOLIC CHARISMATIC RENEWAL 106
4.1 TRINITARIAN FOUNDATION 107
4.2 BAPTISMAL CONSCIOUSNESS 109
5 CHARISM AND INSTITUTION 112
5.1 CHARISM IN THE LETTERS OF PAUL 112
5.1.1 ‘Charism’ in the Letters of Paul 112
5.1.2 Love at the Centre 119
5.1.3 Discernment 122
5.2 CHARISM IN VATICAN II 124
5.3 THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN INSTITUTION AND CHARISMS 129
5.3.1 Authority in the Church 130
5.3.2 The Prevailing Tension between Institution and Charisms 131
5.3.3 The Laity and Clergy 135
5.3.4 Karl Rahner’s Model of Complementarity 140
5.3.5 In the Footsteps of Pope John Paul II’s Co-Essentiality 143
5.3.6 Cardinal Ratzinger’s Concept of Mutual Co-Existence 144
6 THEOLOGY OF BAPTISM IN THE HOLY SPIRIT 147
6.1 BIBLICAL UNDERSTANDING OF BAPTISM IN THE HOLY SPIRIT 149
6.2 SOME ASPECTS OF ECCLESIAL TRADITION ON THE BAPTISM IN THE HOLY SPIRIT 151
6.3 INTEGRAL PART OF THE CHURCH TRADITION 155
6.4 THE EFFECTS OF BAPTISM IN THE HOLY SPIRIT 156
CONCLUSION TO CHAPTER TWO 160
CHAPTER THREE
EMPIRICAL RESEARCH ON CONTRIBUTING FACTORS DRAWING CATHOLICS AND NON-CHRISTIANS TOWARDS THE CATHOLIC CHARISMATIC AND PENTECOSTAL GROUPS IN COLOMBO, SRI LANKA
INTRODUCTION 163
1 THE NEED FOR EMPIRICAL RESEARCH 164
1.1 THE SITUATION IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF COLOMBO 164
1.1.1 In the Context of Sri Lanka 165
1.1.2 In the Context of Pastoral Ministry 166
1.2 THE DECLINE IN THE CATHOLIC POPULATION 168
1.3 THE AMBIVALENCE TOWARDS CATHOLIC CHARISMATIC AND PENTECOSTAL CURRENTS 170
1.4 ECCLESIAL IMPLICATIONS OF SOME SURVEYS 174
1.4.1 The Indian Survey 175
1.4.2 The Pew Research Centre’s Surveys 178
2 THE UTILISATION OF QUALITATIVE RESEARCH METHODOLOGY 180
2.1 THE PREFERENCE FOR GROUNDED THEORY 182
2.2 THE PROCESS OF GROUNDED THEORY 184
2.2.1 In-depth Interviews 185
2.2.2 Preparation of the Interview Guides 186
2.2.3 Basic Structure of the Interview Guides 187
2.2.4 Selection of Candidates for the Interviews 190
2.2.5 Methodology of Analysis 193
2.2.6 Methodology of Reporting Data 195
2.2.7 Limitations in the Research 196
3 DESCRIPTION OF THE FINDINGS FROM OUR COLOMBO QUALITATIVE RESEARCH 198
3.1 MAIN FINDINGS AND SUMMARY 198
3.2 EMPIRICAL FINDINGS RELATING TO THE STATUS QUO IN COLOMBO 204
3.3 EMPIRICAL FINDINGS RELATING TO PRAISE AND WORSHIP SERVICES 206
3.4 EMPIRICAL FINDINGS CONCERNING NON-INVOLVEMENT 211
3.4.1 Conventional Mentality 211
3.4.2 Further Grounds for Non-Involvement 215
3.4.3 Reasons for Non-Involvement of Catholics in the Catholic Charismatic Renewal 216
3.4.3.1 Ecclesial Non-Recognition 216
3.4.3.2 Further Grounds for Non-Involvement 218
3.4.4 Reasons for Non-Involvement of Catholics in the Pentecostal Groups 219
3.5 EMPIRICAL FINDINGS CONCERNING ATTRACTION 221
3.5.1 Living Encounter with the Lord Jesus Christ 221
3.5.2 Word of God for Daily Life 224
3.5.3 Proximity in Community Life 227
3.5.4 Recognition of Charisms of the Laity 230
3.5.5 Positive Responses to Human Situations 231
3.5.6 Ministry of Healing and Deliverance 232
3.5.7 Further Positive Elements of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal 236
3.5.8 The Apostolate of Charismatic Renewal 237
3.5.8.1 Contemplative Dimension 237
3.5.8.2 Deeper Understanding of Sacraments and Saints 238
3.5.8.3 Holistic Approach 240
3.5.9 The Community of the Risen Lord 241
3.5.10 Convenience of Language in the Pentecostal Groups 242
3.6 CRITICAL EMPIRICAL FINDINGS CONCERNING THE CATHOLIC CHARISMATIC RENEWAL 243
3.6.1 Negative Elements in the Catholic Charismatic Renewal 244
3.6.1.1 Superiority Complex 244
3.6.1.2 Divisive Mentality 245
3.6.1.3 Segregational Mentality 246
3.6.1.4 Transient Nature of Baptism in the Holy Spirit 247
3.6.1.5 Undue Focus on Individual Charismatic Groups 248
3.6.2 The Apostolate of Charismatic Renewal 248
3.6.2.1 Authoritarian Approach 249
3.6.2.2 Strict Adherence to Rules 249
3.6.2.3 Opposition and Absence 251
3.6.2.4 Involvement with Party Politics 251
3.6.2.5 Dissonance Between Two Ethnic Groups 252
3.6.3 The Community of the Risen Lord 253
3.7 CRITICAL EMPIRICAL FINDINGS RELATING TO THE PENTECOSTAL GROUPS 254
3.7.1 Pentecostal Groups in Relation to the Catholic Church 254
3.7.1.1 Evaluation of the Movement of the Holy Spirit 255
3.7.1.2 Prophetic Message for Catholics 256
3.7.1.3 Fear of United Ministry 256
3.7.1.4 Divergences versus Convergences 257
3.7.2 Negative Elements of the Pentecostal Groups 259
3.7.2.1 Inadequacy in Training 259
3.7.2.2 Unacceptable Methods of Recruitment 260
3.7.2.3 Over-Enthusiasm of God-Experience 262
3.7.2.4 Non-Usage of Medicine 263
3.7.2.5 Propensity for Fundamentalism 263
3.8 CRITICAL EMPIRICAL FINDINGS CONCERNING THE INSTITUTIONAL CHURCH 264
3.8.1 Fundamentals of Faith 265
3.8.2 Maturity in Christian Living 267
3.8.3 Person-Oriented Approach 268
3.8.4 Cogency of Homilies 270
3.8.5 Pastoral Role for Pentecostals 272
3.8.6 Visiting Families 274
3.8.7 Continuity of Parochial Activities 276
3.8.8 Conspicuous Presence of the Catholic Church 277
CONCLUSION TO CHAPTER THREE 278
CHAPTER FOUR
THEOLOGICAL BACKGROUND FOR THE PROPOSED SIX DIMENSIONS
INTRODUCTION 285
1 EXPOSURE TO GOD-EXPERIENCE 286
1.1 GOD-EXPERIENCE IN RELATION TO DOCTRINE 287
1.2 COVENANTAL LOVE FOR HUMAN BEINGS 288
1.3 DEEP DIVINE-HUMAN RELATIONSHIP 290
1.4 GOD-EXPERIENCE AND WITNESS 291
1.5 CONCLUSION 293
2 EMPHASIS ON THE SACRED SCRIPTURES 294
2.1 THE BIBLICAL MOVEMENT AND DEI VERBUM 295
2.2 THE HOLY BIBLE AND HOLY EUCHARIST 296
2.3 PRAYERFUL READING OF THE BIBLE 297
2.4 COMMUNITY READING OF THE BIBLE 301
2.5 THE BIBLE IN CATHOLIC CHARISMATIC AND PENTECOSTAL GROUPS 302
2.6 CONCLUSION 304
3 THE SPIRIT OF COMMUNITY LIFE 305
3.1 COMMUNION AND TRINITY 308
3.2 COMMUNION AND THE EUCHARIST 309
3.3 COMMUNION, LAITY AND PASTORS 311
3.4 COMMUNION AND THE CHURCH 312
3.5 COMMUNION IN COMMUNITY LIFE 314
3.6 CONCLUSION 316
4 PERSONAL APPROACH IN PASTORAL CARE 317
4.1 TOWARD A PERSONAL, PASTORAL CARE 317
4.2 COLLABORATIVE MINISTRY WITH THE LAITY 319
4.3 CONCLUSION 321
5 LIVELY LITURGY 322
5.1 POPULAR DEVOTIONS 323
5.2 PEOPLE’S ACTIVE INVOLVEMENT 324
5.3 CONCLUSION 326
6 SOCIAL ENGAGEMENT 327
6.1 CATHOLIC SOCIAL THOUGHT 328
6.2 REALISATION OF CATHOLIC SOCIAL THOUGHT 332
6.3 CONCLUSION 335
CONCLUSION TO CHAPTER FOUR 335

CHAPTER FIVE
PASTORAL APPRAISAL LEADING TO PASTORAL PROPOSITIONS AND PRAXIS WITH SPECIAL REFERERNCE TO COLMOBO
INTRODUCTION 339
1 REALISATION OF THE SIX DIMENSIONS IN PARISH LIFE 340
1.1 EXPOSURE TO GOD-EXPERIENCE 345
1.2 EMPHASIS ON THE SACRED SCRIPTURES 346
1.3 THE SPIRIT OF COMMUNITY LIFE 350
1.3.1 Training of the Laity 352
1.3.2 Participation of Lay Women and Female Religious 353
1.4 PERSONAL APPROACH IN PASTORAL CARE 359
1.5 LIVELY LITURGY 361
1.6 SOCIAL ENGAGEMENT 363
2 INTEGRATION OF SCCS/BECS IN PARISH LIFE 365
2.1 ASIAN INTEGRAL PASTORAL APPROACH (ASIPA) 366
2.2 RESULTS OF A SURVEY ON THE EFFICACY OF SCCS/BECS 371
2.3 FORMATION OF SCCS/BECS IN PARISHES 374
3 INTEGRATION OF CHARISMATIC DIMENSIONS IN PARISH LIFE 376
3.1 POSSIBLE IMPACT OF PENTECOSTAL GROUPS 378
3.2 POSSIBLE IMPACT OF CATHOLIC CHARISMATIC GROUPS 380
3.3 CHARISMATIC SPIRITUALITY 383
3.3.1 Healing Services, Praise and Worship Services 384
3.3.2 Ministry of Deliverance and Exorcism 388
CONCLUSION TO CHAPTER FIVE 391
GENERAL CONCLUSION 393
OUR FUTURE PROSPECTS 399
ANNEXES
ANNEX – 01 403
THEMES OF THE PENTECOSTAL RALLIES OF THE APOSTOLATE OF CHARISMATIC RENEWAL 403
ANNEX – 02 405
FOUNDATIONAL PRINCIPLES FOR A FRESH CONSTITUTION FOR SRI LANKA 405
FOUNDATIONAL PRINCIPLES 406
ANNEX – 03 407
THE APOSTOLATE OF CHARISMATIC RENEWAL - ADMINISTRATIVE STRUCTURE 407
ANNEX-04 408
THE COMMUNITY OF THE RISEN LORD – STRUCTURE 408
ANNEX 05 409
INTRODUCTORY LETTER SENT TO THE RESPONDENTS OF IN-DEPTH INTERVIEWS 409
ANNEX 06 412
PROTOCOL FOR INTERVIEW PROCEDURES 412
ANNEX 07 417
THREE INTERVIEW GUIDES 417
ANNEX 08 427
DEMOGRAPHIC PROFILE OF THE PARTICIPANTS 427
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