The First International Conference of the Charismatic
Renewal emerged in Kansas City.
The Christian Inquirer reported, "Some fifty thusand
charismatics--Roman Catholics, Lutherans, Baptists, Episcopalians, Mennonites, Presbyterians, Methodists and non-denominational
Christians came together under the theme of "Unity in the Lordship of Jesus" (9/77).
The planning committee was headed by Roman Catholic
Kevin Ranaghan, and Cardinal Leon Suenens was a key speaker. Southern Baptist Ruth Carter Stapleton said, "One of the
greatest things abut the movement is that it is breaking down the barriers of denomination. (Cherry Hill courier-Post,
Momentum for unity kept building and 300,000 charismatics
gathered on April 28, 1980 to participate in the Washington for Jesus Rally. It was a masterpiece of non-Catholic Pentecostal
and Catholic charismatic coordination. The bright stars of the electronic church shared speaking time with Roman Catholic
Fathers John Bertolucci, John Randall and Michael Scanlon.
1981 saw "Jesus 81 Rallies" programmed throughout the
world and each was a model of Roman Catholic and non-catholic unity. This was seen in Germany's Berlin Jesus Rally on
June 5-7. Chairman of the Jesus '81 New Jersey-New York area was Father James Ferry. The Pennsylkvania
Rally featured Roman Catholic speakers Larry Tomczak and Father Bob McDougall.
Mass was celebrated each day. Thirty-one non-catholic
charismatic individuals and groups spoke and shared their talents
The book entitled "Amazing John XX111" by Dr. Fred Ladenius,
has proved to be a mighty catalyst in promoting Catholic -pentecostal unity--a necessary ingredient for the false church.
It must be remembered that Pope John XX111 initiated Vatican
11. His purpose was to unite the whole religious world under one canopy--the church of Rome. Details of his plan
are given in "The Documents of Vatican11".
John XX111 stated, "The greatest concern of the Ecumenical
Council is this: That the sacred deposit of Christian doctrine should be guarded and taught more efficaciously---"
(page 713) To the hour of his death, which came during his Council, John XX111 believed, preserved, and practiced, medieval