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Members of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal organization, which began in Pennsylvania in 1967, holding a meeting in France. Photo by Jacques Pavlovsky/Sygma via Getty Images

What is charismatic Catholicism?

The Catholic charismatic movement in the United States began during the 1960s. The practices of Catholic charismatics encompass various forms of Pentecostalism.
QAnon, which fans the flames of wild and dangerous conspiracy theories, is being incorporated into some fringe religious movements. Photo Illustration/The Conversation

The Church of QAnon: Will conspiracy theories form the basis of a new religious movement?

The QAnon movement that’s based on conspiracy theories is now being used by some charismatic Christians as a way to interpret the Bible. It’s a dangerous mix of religion and false information.
Christian pastor Shawn Bolz has recently said the U.S. economy would surge despite the conronavirus. He has said: ‘Even now several vaccines are coming out as well as a natural dying out of the virus itself.’ There is no known vaccine for COVID-19. He is pictured here at an event in April 2016. (Bolz Ministries)

Coronavirus: Trump and religious right rely on faith, not science

Some neo-charismatic religious leaders have downplayed the coronavirus.
Former South African President Jacob Zuma sings to his supporters outside the High Court. He faces corruption charges. EPA-EFE/Phil Magakoe

How Pentecostalism explains Jacob Zuma’s defiance and lack of shame

Jacob Zuma’s religious utterances present a conundrum for scholars, as many poor South African Christians support his moral claims and celebrated his ill-gotten riches.

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