Ulf Ekman sees the light, swims the Tiber.

We have seen a great love for Jesus and a sound theology, founded on the Bible and classic dogma. We have experienced the richness of sacramental life. We have seen the logic in having a solid structure for priesthood, that keeps the faith of the church and passes it on from one generation to the next. We have met an ethical and moral strength and consistency that dare to face up to the general opinion, and a kindness towards the poor and the weak. And, last but not least, we have come in contact with representatives for millions of charismatic Catholics and we have seen their living faith…

via Sweden’s Pentecostal Megapastor Converts to Catholicism | Gleanings | ChristianityToday.com.

Maybe… in case you were wondering…

This is solid news. Yes, he was charismatic, but now sees the need for theology, logic, and structure. Fantastic news all around.

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7 Replies to “Ulf Ekman sees the light, swims the Tiber.”

  1. “Yes, he was charismatic” is misleading in suggesting he is no longer. One of the decisive issues for him is that he has “come in contact with representatives for millions of charismatic Catholics and … seen their living faith”. Clearly he intends to join them, to remain charismatic while becoming Catholic. Indeed, there is no mention of him rejecting any of his former beliefs, except presumably for those explicitly contrary to the Catholic faith. As such, while I do not join him in seeing “the logic in having a solid structure for priesthood”, I can respect his decision and continue to accept him as my fellow charismatic and my brother in Christ.

      1. So, the kind who, if denied the chance to preach in a church by a local Great Tradition priest, wouldn’t dream of preaching in the open air outside it? So not at all like John Wesley?

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