Skip to comments.Amy Coney Barrett Is Allegedly a Member of a Religious Group That’s Been Called a “Cult”
Posted on 07/03/2018 4:12:30 PM PDT by BenLurkin
People of Praise was founded in 1971 in South Bend, Indiana, with a core group of 29 people. The group is part of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal movement, which arose in the late 1960s as a blend of Catholic traditions and Protestant Pentecostalism. By the late 1980s, according to the World Christian Encyclopedia, up to 10 million people in the United States were participating in the movement in some way. Some simply participated in prayer groups. But others started groups that emphasized a more holistic kind of intentional community living: not necessarily living under the same roof but committing to share one anothers lives.
The original South Bend group now includes about 350 members, split into several smaller branches. About 450 people belong to People of Praise in the Twin Cities area in Minnesota, about 200 in Northern Virginia, and other smaller groups operate in 11 other states. The group also operates three Christian junior high and high schools in its three largest areas. (Lent pointed out that the schools teach the theory of evolution.) Lent says its members include Catholic priests and at least one bishop, as well as plumbers, carpenters, teachers, and mathematicians. Lent himself is a professor of physics and engineering at Notre Dame, where Barrett taught at the law school until last year.
People of Praise is an ecumenical group, which means it accepts members from many Christian traditions. The only theological requirement of membership is to be a baptized Christian and to believe the Nicene Creed, a standard Christian statement of faith. Lent said the group considers abortion a morally wrong act but takes no position on abortion policy, comparing it to the way that greed is morally wrong but what that should mean for policy is up to individual discernment.
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The article overall is more balanced than I expected from Slate.
Did Slate ever report on OCommies church and Rev. Wrong?
Why would they? It’s a hard Left website.
I love it! They’re not waiting for the nomination.
If she were a muslim it would not be mentioned by the left.
Don’t care, she ain’t being nominated for pope.
Disgusting that a persons christian religion is the subject of a hit piece.
Of course not! They are racist.
That was fast, almost as if they had the goods on her in anticipation of her potential nomination. The Nazis have already begun their attacks on Jim Jordan................
(((Yawn))) Slate rhymes with hate.
...and “teaching” kids a song to sing
to an elected president is normal...mmm...mmm...mmm
So Catholics are a cult?
And so it goes...............
Cult? That’s a new one.
I guess the “N” Key was broken on the Writer’s Keyboard.
Is this related to Cursillo?
I’d prefer Opus Dei.
It’s funny, she’s not even going to be the pick but the Left has made themselves look incredibly bigoted in the way they attack her.
Hit and run
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