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Reply to Dr. Larry Chapp

Reply to Dr. Larry Chapp

A friend recently sent me a lengthy essay that Dr. Larry Chapp, a retired professor of theology, posted on his blog, which was later shared on various Facebook accounts. As I read it, I must admit that it came across as a rather emotional and hostile reaction to a...

A Church in Crisis: Where Do We Stand?

A Church in Crisis: Where Do We Stand?

This article originally appeared in Renewal Ministries' June 2020 newsletter and is taken from Ralph Martin’s talk at the recent Renewal Ministries’ Gathering. You can view the entire talk here. People are deeply troubled right now by what’s happening in the world and...

Power to Live Differently

Power to Live Differently

This post originally appeared in the Renewal Ministries’ newsletter, and is condensed from Peter Herbeck's talk at the 2021 Lift Jesus Higher Rally. You can view it here. God’s shaking the Church to awaken the Church to his glorious, beloved Son. When the Church is...

Faith: What About My Kids?

Faith: What About My Kids?

The following article is an abridged version of a talk Peter Herbeck gave on Renewal Ministries’ YouTube Channel titled Faith: What About My Kids. By Peter Herbeck So many parents and grandparents have shared with me their concerns regarding their children’s faith,...

Remembering Tim Green

Remembering Tim Green

Tim Green, an integral member of Renewal Ministries' Mexico mission team since 2013, passed away on March 28, 2021. Below is an article from our July 2018 newsletter that featured Tim and his work in Mexico. Tim's obituary can be viewed here. Eternal rest grant unto...

A Call to Holiness

A Call to Holiness

The following post is taken from Ralph Martin’s first talk for Renewal Ministries’ The Fulfillment of All Desire Advent Mission, which is available on our YouTube channel. It also appeared in Renewal Ministries' February 2021 newsletter. One of the main points I want...

Walk with God in the New Year

Walk with God in the New Year

“Give Him everything. Trust Him obsessively. Hold back nothing! ‘So submit yourselves to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you of two minds'” (Jas 4:7-8).

Reading the Signs of the Times

Reading the Signs of the Times

Any rational observer of the world can see that a big storm is on the horizon. Shaken by the failure of political and religious structures, as well as empty cultural realities, the world is looking around for something that cannot be shaken. Yet because of the...

Prayer: An Art We Need to Learn

Prayer: An Art We Need to Learn

How can the Holy Spirit be in our life if our heart is far from Him? The Catechism quotes St. Alphonsus: “Those who pray are certainly saved. Those who do not are certainly damned.” This reminds me of a quote from the great boxer Mohammad Ali. Someone once asked him how he won so often:

The Hope of the Narrow Way

The Hope of the Narrow Way

Fr. Richard Vigoa, the pastor of St. Augustine Church in Coral Gables, Florida, shared the following homily with his parish in 2019 on the second Sunday of Lent. Fr. Vigoa is enrolled in the Licentiate of Sacred Theology (STL) Program at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in...

Embracing the Three Disciplines of Lent

Embracing the Three Disciplines of Lent

Dear Faithful Friends, Can you believe it? Lent is here! I must admit, for most of my life I’ve had mixed feelings about Lent—understanding it was “good for me,” but not really looking forward to the self-denial. This Lent is a little different, because the Lord has...

Surrendering to the Spirit

Surrendering to the Spirit

This article originally appeared in Renewal Ministries' February 2020 newsletter. Ralph Martin was introduced to  Fr. Paul Sciberras while speaking at a priests’ retreat in Malta. In this testimony, Fr. Paul, head of the Department of Sacred Scripture, Hebrew and...

A Biblical Perspective on Marriage

A Biblical Perspective on Marriage

This article originally appeared on the Archdiocese of Detroit's website Unleash the Gospel. From beginning to end, the Bible is one great love story. The very first human words in Scripture are Adam’s outburst of joy at seeing Eve, his bride, for the first time:...

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