Currently Ralph is president of Renewal Ministries, an organization devoted to Catholic renewal and evangelization. Renewal Ministries is accountable in its work to a Board of Directors in the United States, chaired by Bishop Sam Jacobs of Alexandria, LA and in Canada to a Board chaired by Bishop Faber MacDonald of St. John, New Brunswick.


  • Sword of Truth, Vol. 2, No. 6 The Newsletter of Discernment February 7, 1999; "Ralph Martin Brings a False Spirit into the Catholic Church"

Nonetheless, that is how it all started in 1967 at Duquesne University. Four professors had read and studied the books of the Protestant Pentecostals. They decided that they wanted this power of the spirit, so they prayed and prayed, put they could not get it inside the Catholic Church. They decided to go OUTSIDE to the heretical sect. They called on a Protestant Minister and within a few days had a group of Pentecostals praying over them. They were BAPTIZED IN THE SPIRIT. Later that year two Michigan State graduates, Ralph Martin and Stephen Clark, were baptized in the Spirit at a Notre Dame University gathering. From there the movement spread into the Catholic Church. To this day Catholics and Protestants of the movement still pray together in violation of Canon 1258.