Comments by Dr. Ralph Martin on Fr. Robert Barron’s Review of Will Many Be Saved?

Written on December 7, 2012

Quite a few people have asked for my comments on Fr. Barron’s column on my book, Will Many Be Saved? What Vatican II Actually Teaches and Its Implications for the New Evangelization. I have shared these comments directly with Fr. Barron and we have agreed to discuss these issues  more fully in the future. I […]

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Some Reflections on the Election Results

Written on December 5, 2012

We’ve had a little time now to absorb the American election results and I know many of us are disappointed and tempted to discouragement. I know many of us tried to follow our Bishops’ guidance and recognize that we can never vote to promote intrinsic evils such as abortion, embryonic stem cell research, euthanasia, same-sex […]

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Intervention at the Synod from Auditor Dcn. Zoltán Kunszabó, Hungary

Written on November 29, 2012

Holy Father, Venerated Synod Fathers, Dear Brothers and Sisters, My comments are based on twenty years of mission experience. The highlight of this work was the Budapest City Mission in 2007, when answering the call of our Cardinal Péter Erdő, the entire archdiocese joined in unprecedented unity to proclaim the Good News. The ongoing evangelization […]

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Final Update from the Synod in Rome

Written on November 3, 2012

The Synod ended yesterday with a beautiful closing Liturgy in St. Peter’s Basilica that Pope Benedict XVI presided over. I was asked to announce the Glorious Mysteries of the rosary, in English, as the rosary was recited before Mass began, and do the first reading at the Mass from the prophet Jeremiah. Our good friend and country […]

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Ralph’s First News Report from the Rome Synod

Written on October 24, 2012

Dear Friends in Christ, We’re just completing the second full week of the Synod – it began on October 7 and ends on October 28. I thought I’d have time to offer more frequent updates, but that hasn’t been the case. First of all, what is a Synod? A Synod is a gathering of Bishops, […]

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