Philadelphia Catholic Charismatic Renewal "Philly Spirit" Oct 2017

Philly Spirit celebrates the Catholic Charismatic Renewal's Jubilee. This is a time of healing, empowerment, refreshment, and joy with talks by renowned speakers.

David Mangan was one of the participants on the retreat in February of 1967 where events took place that are often marked as the beginning of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal.  He has been active in Christian education, preaching, teaching, family life seminars, bringing young people into the life of faith, healing ministry, and leadership training.  David is a graduate of Duquesne University holding a masters degree in education and is a Commissioned Lay Ecclesial Minister of the Diocese of Lansing, Michigan. 

Deacon Larry Oney is an experienced and prolific orator, who has spoken at hundreds of events and appeared on many EWTN shows; including:  Women of Grace with Johnnette Benkovic, The World Over with Raymond Arroyo, The Choices We Face with Ralph Martin, EWTN Live with Fr. Mitch Pacwa, Franciscan University Presents, EWTN Bookmark, and Crossing the Goal with Danny Abramowicz.  He has also been a guest on FOCUS TV, Franciscan Radio, Ave Maria Radio, Relevant  Radio, Redeemer Radio and many other great media outlets.

Walter Matthews has been Executive Director for the National Service  Committee of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal of the United States since January 1993.He has been involved in the Catholic Charismatic Renewal since January 1972 and has served in various leadership positions in the Renewal for over 40 years. In April 1990 Pope John Paul II appointed Matthews to a five-year term as a member of the Pontifical Council for the Laity. The department is at the direct service of the Pope. He has also served as an Advisor to the U.S. Bishops’ Committee on the Laity. 

Tony Mullen is the United States National Coordinator for the Church approved International Movement of the Flame of Love of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. The Movement is devoted to helping the Church and the faithful to bring about the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary and the Reign of the Holy Spirit in the world.  He also serves as the Chairman of the Children of the Father Foundation, which is devoted to spreading the Consecration to Jesus through Mary  through the website.

 And Special Guest:  Kathleen McCarthy, President, In His Sign Radio Network.  Kathleen McCarthy is an internationally recognized lay evangelist, author, retreat master and radio broadcast host. She is a gifted speaker who shares with enthusiasm and motivates many hearts to experience the living God.  Her show, What the World Needs Now, is available on WTMR-800 AM and on the internet at  After overcoming many personal hardships and illnesses, Kathleen has been involved in the healing ministry for over four decades.