Posts Tagged ‘Beatitudes Community’

New ecclesial community cult-like practices destroying personalities

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

“Spiritual abuse,” inflicted by the lay founders, or religious superiors, using their aura and spiritual power, often on young and fragile personalities, has distressed and surprised the Catholic bishops’ in France. Responding to the ‘human damage’ caused by the leaders of fourteen new ecclesial (church) communities, President of the France Catholic Bishops’ Conference, Bishop Georges Pointer, says Read more

Beatitudes community founder a sexual abuser

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

The French charismatic movement, the Community of the Beatitudes, has admitted that its founder Gerard Croissant was a sexual abuser. “The Community is deeply ashamed of Ephraim’s behavior and expresses its sympathy with all the people who have been abused by him,” a statement on its website says. The Beatitudes Community says Croissant’s crimes were Read more