About Fr. Mathias D. Thelen, STL

Fr. Mathias D. Thelen, STL (Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas, Rome), is a priest of the Diocese of Lansing, Michigan. He is the Pastor of St. Patrick Catholic Parish in Brighton, Michigan, and President of Encounter Ministries. He is the author of Biblical Foundations for the Role of Healing in the New Evangelization (Wipf and Stock, 2017).

John of the Cross and Exercising Charisms for Evangelization

A Response to Elizabeth Salas

Once in a while I run into statements like: “Catholics shouldn’t seek to exercise the charisms of the Spirit because St. John of the Cross cautioned against them.” Such concerns come in different forms and are usually raised by people who si … [Read more...]

The Explosive Growth of Pentecostal-Charismatic Christianity in the Global South, and Its Implications for Catholic Evangelization

Most Catholics are unaware that the heart of global Christianity is moving south—into South America, Africa, and even to Asia.[1. Philip Jenkins, The Next Christendom: The Coming Global Christianity, (New York: Oxford University Press, 2 … [Read more...]