Dr. Ralph Martin

Professor of Theology / Director of Graduate Programs in the New Evangelization
(313) 883-8645
Office Hours: 
By arrangement with the professor.
B.A. (Philosophy), University of Notre Dame
M.A. (Theology), Sacred Heart Major Seminary
S.T.L., Dominican House of Studies
S.T.D. Pontifical University of St. Thomas
Bio / Information: 

Office Hours: By Appointment

Courses, Syllabi, and Textbooks: http://www.textbookx.com/institutional/index.php#

Publications and Travel Schedule: www.renewalministries.net

Catholic Leadership Institute gave Dr. Martin an Award for Outstanding Catholic Leadership in the fall of 2013:  Click Here

Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Martin received his BA from the University of Notre Dame in Philosophy and did Graduate work on a Woodrow Wilson Fellowship in Philosophy at Princeton University. He received his MA in theology from Sacred Heart Major Seminary and has been on the faculty since 2002. He holds a S.T.L. degree from the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, D.C. and an S.T.D. in systematic theology from the Pontifical Faculty of St. Thomas Aquinas (The Angelicum) in Rome. He teaches in the areas of systematic theology, spirituality and evangelization and is Director of Graduate Theology Programs in the New Evangelization which includes the STL program as well as the New Evangelization concentrations in the MA and MAPS programs.

He has published widely and is engaged actively in Catholic evangelization through the non-profit organization Renewal Ministries, of which he is president. His latest books are The Urgency of the New Evangelization: Answering the Call Will Many Be Saved?, What Vatican II Actually Teaches and Its Implications for the New Evangelization and The Fulfillment of All Desire: A Guidebook for the Journey to God Based on the Wisdom of the Saints.

In December of 2011 Pope Benedict XVI appointed Dr. Martin as a Consultor to the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization. In 2012 Dr. Martin was appointed by Pope Benedict XVI as an "expert" for the World Synod of Bishops on the New Evangelization.

The Fulfillment of All Desire

Drawing upon the teaching of seven Spiritual Doctors of the Church, Ralph Martin presents an in-depth study of the journey to God. This book provides encouragement and direction for the pilgrim who desires to know, love, and serve our Lord.

The Urgency of the New Evangelization: Answering the Call

With the encouragement of Blessed John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI, discover a renewed urgency and growing enthusiasm for sharing the Gospel with those in your life, both non-believers and those who are no longer practicing their faith.

Will Many Be Saved?: What Vatican II Actually Teaches and Its Implications for the New Evangelization

The question of whether and how people who have not had the chance to hear the gospel can be saved goes back to the beginnings of Christian reflection. It has also become a much-debated topic in current theology. In Will Many Be Saved? Ralph Martin focuses primarily on the history of debate and the development of responses to this question within the Roman Catholic Church, but much of Martin's discussion is also relevant to the wider debate happening in many churches around the world.
In particular, Martin analyzes the Dogmatic Constitution on the Church, the document from the Second Vatican Council that directly relates to this question. Contrary to popular opinion, Martin argues that according to this text, the conditions under which people who have not heard the gospel can be saved are very often, in fact, not fulfilled, with strong implications for evangelization.

Speaking Engagements: 
Legatus National Summit*
Thursday, January 26, 2017 to Sunday, January 29, 2017
Naples, FL

*This event is not open to the public.

Mother Theresa and the Mystics
Friday, February 10, 2017 to Saturday, February 11, 2017
Bob Thomas Student Union Ballroom at Ave Maria University, in Ave Maria, FL
Detroit Catholic Charismatic Renewal’s Fiftieth Anniversary Conference
Saturday, February 18, 2017
Ypsilanti, MI

Details: www.dccr.info, under “Events.”

Catholic Men’s Conference
Saturday, March 4, 2017
Diocese of Arlington, VA

Details: arlingtondiocese.org/familylife

Theology on Tap
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Detroit, MI

Contact: yacm@aod.org

Catholic Charismatic Conference
Saturday, March 18, 2017
San Antonio, TX

Detail: cccrsa.net/charismaticcenter

St. Mary Parish Lenten Mission
Sunday, March 19, 2017 to Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Williamston, MI

Contact: 517-484-5331

St. Francis of Assisi Parish Lenten Mission
Friday, March 24, 2017 to Saturday, March 25, 2017
Derwood, MD
Holy Family School Annual Dinner
Thursday, March 30, 2017
Manchester, NH

Details: holyfamilyacademy.org

Renewal Ministries' Annual Gathering
Friday, April 7, 2017 to Sunday, April 9, 2017
Ann Arbor, MI


Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Chicago, IL

*This event is not open to the public.

Christlife National Conference
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 to Wednesday, April 26, 2017
St Phillip Neri Church in Linthicum, MD
Clergy Convocation for Diocese of Honolulu*
Monday, May 15, 2017 to Friday, May 19, 2017
Honolulu, HI

*This event is not open to the public.

CCR Golden Jubilee
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 to Sunday, June 4, 2017
Rome, Italy

Details: iccrs.org

Fiftieth Anniversary Catholic Charismatic Renewal
Saturday, June 10, 2017
Brussels, Belgium 
Southwest Regional Catholic Charismatic Conference
Friday, July 28, 2017 to Saturday, July 29, 2017
Albuquerque, NM 
Fraternity of Priests’ Conference*
Friday, July 21, 2017 to Tuesday, August 1, 2017
Attleboro, MA

*This event is not open to the public.

Seminarians Retreat*
Sunday, August 6, 2017 to Thursday, August 10, 2017
Stockbridge, MA

*This event is not open to the public.

National Catholic Charismatic Renewal Conference
Saturday, September 2, 2017 to Sunday, September 3, 2017
Fatima, Portugal 
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Detroit, MI 

*This event is not open to the public.

Evangelization and Discipleship Talks
Friday, September 22, 2017 to Saturday, September 23, 2017
Christ the King Parish, 3209 60th St., Moline, IL 61265

Contact: msgrmerdian@stpiusri.org or NEN (New Evangelization Network) at qcnen@icloud.com

Renewal Ministries’ Country Coordinators’ Meeting*
Thursday, September 28, 2017 to Saturday, September 30, 2017
Brooklyn, MI

*This event is not open to the public.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017
South Bend, IN

*This event is not open to the public.

Annual Catholic Charismatic Conference
Friday, October 20, 2017 to Saturday, October 21, 2017
Calgary, ON, Canada 

Contact: Peter Thompson at peter4god@shaw.ca

Diocesan Conference
Friday, November 3, 2017 to Saturday, November 4, 2017
Archdiocese of Halifax, NS, Canada 
Thursday, November 16, 2017
Columbus, OH 

*This event is not open to the public.