Why not include gifts cited in 1 Corinthians 12? - Catholic Courier

Why not include gifts cited in 1 Corinthians 12?

To the editor:

As I began to read the article entitled “Reflect on Holy Spirit at Pentecost” in the April edition of the Catholic Courier, I anticipated what I would find. As I anticipated, reference to the “Gifts of the Holy Spirit” was to the Old Testament gifts from Isaiah 11:2-3. If one reads about the day of Pentecost and subsequent chapters of the Acts of the Apostles, one finds that the operative gifts that the Apostles and other followers of this new faith employed were the powerful ministry gifts of 1 Corinthians 12:4-11. I find it interesting that mainstream Catholicism renders these 1 Corinthians 12 gifts to an outlier status and to an outlier group within the Church. Why is that?

Jim Ross

Ballou Road, Owego

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