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Our Mission: A Letter from Ralph Martin

Our Mission: A Letter from Ralph Martin

I recently shared with our staff a statement of our mission which I now want to share with you. The Word of God  Renewal Ministries' mission is to receive the Word of God, listen to what God is saying, and respond to Him as best we can. This means we pay attention to...

‘Lord, Smash Our Idols’

‘Lord, Smash Our Idols’

Do you have idols in your life?  Are you prepared to let the Lord smash them so you can follow Him wholeheartedly?  To emphasize how important it is to give up our idols so we can follow the Lord with undivided hearts, I’d like to share my experience of literal idol...

Sainthood: It’s What We’re Made For

Sainthood: It’s What We’re Made For

In the spring of 2012, I came across an article that had become a viral sensation: a guileless new restaurant review from an eighty-five-year-old woman in Grand Forks, North Dakota. It caught my eye because I had just returned to Michigan after interviewing for a job...

Standing on the Word: Faith Over Fear

Standing on the Word: Faith Over Fear

The following article is condensed from Angèle Regnier’s homily at the 2023 Lift Jesus Higher Rally in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. You can listen to it here. The article originally appeared in Renewal Ministries’ July 2023 newsletter. In 2018, my archbishop encouraged...

Standing on the Word: Empowered to Witness

Standing on the Word: Empowered to Witness

The following article is condensed from Peter Herbeck's talk at the 2023 Lift Jesus Higher Rally in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. You can listen to it here. The article originally appeared in Renewal Ministries’ July 2023 newsletter. Pope Benedict XVI believed the secret...

Standing on the Word: Declaring Truth

Standing on the Word: Declaring Truth

The following article is condensed from Rachel Herbeck's talk at the 2023 Lift Jesus Higher Rally in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. You can listen to it here. This article originally appeared in Renewal Ministries’ July 2023 newsletter. The average person has 70,000...

Standing on the Word: Transfiguration

Standing on the Word: Transfiguration

The following article is condensed from Thomas Cardinal Collins’ homily at the 2023 Lift Jesus Higher Rally in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. You can listen to it here. The article originally appeared in Renewal Ministries’ July 2023 newsletter. Jesus’ Transfiguration...

Responding to Today’s Spiritual Battles

Responding to Today’s Spiritual Battles

The following article is condensed from Ralph's talk at the 2023 Lift Jesus Higher Rally in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. You can listen to it here. The article originally appeared in Renewal Ministries' July 2023 newsletter. I’d like to discuss the challenges we’re...

Spreading the Gospel in Namibia and Botswana

Spreading the Gospel in Namibia and Botswana

Both Namibia and Botswana are more developed than many countries we serve in. They have great roads and strong economies. However, Covid has dealt them a blow. The people have much fear and anxiety for the future, but thankfully are turning to the Lord as the only...

Battling Fear

Battling Fear

I want to talk about some simple truths regarding how to overcome a troubled, fearful heart. If we take the Lord’s words to heart, they will transform our lives and help us face all circumstances. At the Last Supper, Jesus instituted the Eucharist and unfolded the...

Hate Speech? Time to Push Back

Hate Speech? Time to Push Back

What is hate speech? In the UK, a retired Army officer recently was charged with hate speech after quoting the Scripture that says homosexuals will not inherit the kingdom of God (1 Cor 6:9-10). He should have added that people who engage in homosexual activity and...

Spreading the Gospel in Cameroon

Spreading the Gospel in Cameroon

Our Mission to Priests We spent one week each in the dioceses of Ngaoudéré and Bafia. The mission’s purpose was to facilitate personal and ministerial renewal to priests in these two dioceses by inviting a greater openness to the role of the Holy Spirit in their lives...

Silence & Solitude

Silence & Solitude

By Fr. Dan Westermann A few years ago, my friend made his final vows in New York City. I flew out early to spend time with another priest friend. We wandered around Times Square and other popular sites. I found myself drawn into the rush and almost overwhelmed by the...

The Warning and Illumination of Conscience

The Warning and Illumination of Conscience

Dear Brothers and Sisters Awaiting the Lord’s Coming, People regularly ask me about something called the Warning or Illumination of Conscience. This refers to a stream of prophecy that we find in Catholic history and some contemporary Marian apparitions. It refers to...

Reclaim the Sabbath: Part Two

Reclaim the Sabbath: Part Two

Below is a story of one person’s journey to observing the Sabbath. We hope this encourages others to consider how the Lord may be calling them to rest with the Lord on the Sabbath, as the Lord undoubtedly calls each of us in similar but unique ways that may change...

Reclaim the Sabbath: Part One

Reclaim the Sabbath: Part One

Let’s reclaim the Lord's Day as a day of rest and the most important day of the week for Christians. Let’s withstand secular culture’s efforts to turn the Lord's Day into just another day to be entertained. The first three commandments are about relationship with God....

Spreading the Gospel in Romania

Spreading the Gospel in Romania

The past year has contained many exciting opportunities for growth and proclaiming the Good News! I am happy to share some of these opportunities with you. Youth Leadership Training The Wholeheartedly Youth Leadership Training, which we have organized with the...

Spreading the Gospel in Rwanda

Spreading the Gospel in Rwanda

Our Lady of Kibeho Teaching the Five Keys from Unbound comprises an important part of our work in Rwanda. The Five Keys are repentance and faith, forgiveness, renunciation, taking authority, and the Father’s blessing. The need for the Five Keys is reflected in a...

Called to Go Deeper

Called to Go Deeper

The focal point of my life was World Youth Day (WYD) in Rome. Forty-nine of the fifty students in my group were involved in Catholic Christian Outreach. One student—me—came after seeing a poster. The Lord’s generosity in that has always struck me. He had posters sent...

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