Hi, Jerry —
The Church believes, as it always
has for 2000 years, that all the
gifts of the Holy Spirit are ever
That would include Tongues, Prophecy,
Healing, Miracles and so on.
We don't believe that tongues must
be the first evidence of the "baptism
of the Holy Spirit",
as our Protestant Charismatic and
Pentecostal brothers believe.
God dispenses gifts to those who
ask, in accord to His will. Therefore,
we believe that some may prophesy
or heal and not necessarily speak
Most classical Catholics are not
used to these manifestations. Although
the gifts have always been with the
Church for many centuries, tongues
was a predominantly private experience
not "advertised", for lack
of a better term, where miracles
and prophecy have always been out
in the open.
For the most part, the gifts of tongues
is manifested in the Catholic Charismatic
Renewal, but it is not limited to
I hope this answers your question.
Under His Mercy,