"I am convinced that this movement is a very important component of the entire renewal of the Church." Pope St. John Paul, speaking to international leaders of the Renewal, December 11, 1979.
The Catholic Charismatic Renewal (CCR) was established in Columbus in 1979 by Bishop Edward J. Herrmann and continues under the authority of Bishop Fredrick Campbell through his appointed liaison, Fr. Dean Mathewson, and a Pastoral Board consisting of seven members.
Recently the CCR became also known as "Columbus Catholic Renewal", attempting to include all who might benefit from the ministry, without implying a particular style of prayer. The mission of the CCR remains the same, to Renew the fire of the Holy Spirit in the Catholic Church. Either name may be used, and is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable organization. All donations remain tax deductible.
The CCR offers events and programs to make known the action and experience of the Holy Spirit in our time with His increased effectiveness played out in our lives. The full role of the Holy Spirit effects an exciting faith journey, marked with both the challenges and rewards of an ever-deepening personal relationship with Jesus Christ. The mission of the CCR belongs to the Holy Spirit and is best described by Fr. Bob Hogan, BBD:
Encouraging the Awareness and the Experience of the Full Role of the Holy Spirit...Leads to:
Catholic Charismatic Renewal, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt charitable organization supported solely by generous donations in support of the mission of Renewing the fire of the Holy Spirit in the Catholic Church.