The Urgency of the New Evangelization
Ralph Martin is the president of Renewal Ministries (www.renewalministries.net), an organization devoted to Catholic renewal and evangelization. Renewal Ministries is the sponsor of “The Choices We Face” – a popular weekly Catholic television and radio program distributed throughout the world – and engages in a wide variety of mission projects in over 30 countries.
He is also the Director of Graduate Theology Programs in Evangelization and an assistant professor of theology at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in the Archdiocese of Detroit. He holds a doctorate in theology from the Angelicum University in Rome.
In December of 2011, Pope Benedict XVI appointed Ralph as a Consultor to the Pontifical Council for the New Evangelization for a five year term.
He is the author of a number of articles and books, the most recent of which is The Fulfillment of All Desire: A Guidebook for the Journey to God Based on the Wisdom of the Saints. He and his wife Anne reside in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
The Catholic Faith is not about myths or legends, symbols or literary devices. It's about an encounter so overwhelming that you want to tell the whole world. It is an encounter with Jesus Christ. Throughout history the call of Christ has sent people to the corners of the earth with a message of great joy, a message that has built civilizations, inspired cultures and even sent some to prisons and to their deaths. We have the same call today--that's the New Evangelization. This new documentary series from Fr. Robert Barron continues the story of his major Catholicism series and explores the Church's mission and the challenges of contemporary culture. With the original Catholicism series, Fr. Barron took us on a journey around the world deep into the Faith. Now, experience this Faith in action in Catholicism: The New Evangelization. This film tells us what the "New Evangelization" is and then takes us on a fascinating tour to witness examples of new ardor, new expressions and new methods of evangelization in action.