EWTN Catholic Q&A
Baptized with Holy Spirit and speaking in tongues
Question from Anon on 10-24-2007:

Father, what is meant by "baptised with the Holy Spirit?" -- is it a "baptism" beyond Confirmation? And what is the purpose of "speaking in tongues?" (I saw the recent EWTN program on this, but don't really understand.)

Answer by Fr. Robert J. Levis on 10-27-2007:

Dear Anon, If anyone be baptized, he is baptized with the Holy Spirit. The charismatics stress this reality but all the baptized share in the coming of the Spirit. Glossalalia or speaking in tongues is a charism given sometimes by the Spirit for the benefit of the community. Again, charismatic believers stress this charism. Fr. Bob levis

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