A New Pentecost: Why Now?

Written on May 18, 2018 by Ralph Martin

Pope John XXIII implored the whole Church to pray in preparation for the Council, asking God to send us a “new Pentecost,” and Benedict XVI called for the whole Church to pray for a renewal of Baptism and confirmation and be “baptized in the Spirit.” For more than 40 years there has been a strong […]

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A Conspiracy of Silence on Heaven

Written on May 11, 2018 by Sister Ann Shields

…my father complained to me some years ago that no one talked about heaven. I see a couple of reasons for that phenomenon. First, no one wants to be definitive about anything these days. No one wants to take a stand, even though Scripture and the long tradition of Church teaching on this issue are […]

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Personal Prayer—Being Present Is Essential

Written on May 4, 2018 by Ralph Martin

  Prayer is simply the name that has traditionally been given to communication, or conversation, with God—it is awareness of Him, consciously being present to Him, and Him being present to us. Most of the laws we discover in the development of our human relationships apply also to our relationship with God. For example, In […]

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Non-Negotiable Silence

Written on April 26, 2018 by Renewal Ministries Staff

The following article originally appeared in Sr. Emmanuel Maillard’s November 2017 monthly report from Medjugorje and was re-printed in Renewal Ministries’ May 2018 newsletter.   Thieves in our midst! Every day, new means of communication are made available and placed on the market for us to buy. They are touted everywhere: television, radio, mobile phones, Twitter, […]

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Proclaiming the New Evangelization in Amsterdam

Written on April 20, 2018 by Renewal Ministries Staff

Dr. Ralph Martin with a group of Dominican seminarians in Ireland. The following post, “Proclaiming the New Evangelization in Amsterdam”, was originally written by Lisa Martinez for the Mosaic Blog April 1st, 2018. Traveling to Ireland to speak at a large Divine Mercy Conference, Dr. Ralph Martin was also invited by a seminary in the […]

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