Source: The Houston Chronicle
On June 2, 2001, The Houston Chronicle reported that "the pope's preacher and a newly consecrated cardinal top the speakers scheduled to address a national gathering of charismatic Catholics...in Houston...The gathering, the National Catholic Charismatic Renewal Conference, is expected to attract more than 3,000 people. The goal of the conference is to revitalize the faithful and reach across denominations to Christians who share an emotional and Pentecostal approach to worship." The Catholic Charismatic Renewal is a 34-year-old movement within the Catholic Church in the United States. Between 250,000 and 500,000 Catholics are estimated to be involved.