Bishop Boyea’s statement:
I am pleased that the following groups currently engaged in the ministry of healing are active within the Diocese of Lansing: Encounter Ministries, St. Paul Evangelization Institute, Live Free Ministry, and the John Paul II Healing Center. Many clergy and lay faithful are engaged in these ministries and I give thanks to God for them and for their good work.
Following investigations, study, and discussion, I find that these ministries are committed to operate in harmony with the teaching of the Church in faith and morals, with particular reference to the redemptive nature of suffering and the centrality of the sacramental economy.
– Bishop Earl Boyea