The Church Evangelizes When…

One of my personal hopes for the Synod is that the Church would communicate a clearer understanding of what evangelization is and what evangelization is not. I think there is a lot of confusion in this regard. I’ve heard some good people say that everything the Church

An Echo of His Heart

What if you could build something great, something that would last forever, something that would change the world? A cathedral, a bridge, a monument – something that would help people, serve them or inspire them to greatness! Would you do it? Would you choose to do it

Heart For The World

heart for the world

“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations…” Matthew 28:19 Jesus’ parting command to the disciples in Matthew 28 is to make disciples of all nations. This is a call to look beyond our families, our cities and our countries and ultimately to the ends of the earth.  The

Vacation Christianity


Time to get away from it all! Well, maybe not everything. Some of us have been laboring at our summer semester studies, others at our summer jobs. Some have been laboring on a nice iced drink while on a  summer getaway. No matter what kind of summer

Lost Causes

For 8 years I worked in the construction industry as a fire sprinkler fitter.  During that time I interacted on a day to day basis with a rough group of men.  It would almost seem that the industry and men working in it produced not only new

I Was Impacted by the Discovery Study

Discovery Faith Study

My name is Shantelle Medel and I am a third year student studying health science at SFU. When I arrived at university, I wasn’t happy with anything. My relationships and the way I approached school and life was very far from God and did not bring me

The Original X-man

St. FX

Today, December 3rd, is the feast day of St Francis Xavier. St Francis is one of the patrons of missions and is a special saint for CCO Staff.  We really share a common heart in many ways! While at university in Paris, St Francis met St Ignatius

CCO at the University of Ottawa

Catholic Christian Outreach (CCO) is a university student movement dedicated to evangelization. We challenge students to live in the fullness of the Catholic faith, with a strong emphasis on becoming leaders in the renewal of the world. CCO was founded at the  University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan,

Abandonment: Abraham's Challenging Example

The story of Abraham has been on my heart and mind this last week, and was the focus of our Recent Staff Retreat. It’s worth a read: Gen. 12-22 is the core of the story, culminating in the story of Abraham and Isaac in ch.22. Each of

Who's First?: The Five Tenets

CCO was founded on five tenets, powerful truths about our specific charism as revealed by the Holy Spirit in the early years of the movement. Over the years, these essential tenets have been used to direct our ministry and form our missionary calls. 1) CCO is an