Teaching His Love

By: Stephanie Dresch. I have always wanted to be a teacher. Growing up, there were a few teachers that I looked up to greatly and each of them had one thing in common: they had a huge impact on their students’ lives. These teachers not only taught

Who Will Deliver Your Call?

My call to being a missionary runs parallel with my conversion. The final wall that I had constructed between myself and Christ was committing myself to evangelization. We live in a culture that says religion is fine so long as you keep it within the confines of

Education: A Vital Connection

By Derrick Kunz My children see their teachers every weekday more than they see me. Having a teacher that feeds their spiritual thirst and curiosity is not just reassuring, it’s vital to their Catholic upbringing. At meet the teacher night last fall, I knew my daughter was

Healing People With His Love

For as long as I can remember, I’ve always wanted a career that would “help people.”  Over the course of my lifetime, this vague career goal manifested itself in many different ways. From grade eight until my second year of university; I seriously considered about ten different

The Ultimate Relationship: Priests Can Use It Too

I learned that CCO would be holding an Impact mission in Calgary when I was serving a pastoral year of internship there as a seminarian in St. Bonaventure Parish. I had first encountered the movement in 2005 through a Rise Up conference, but I had little other

The Voice of A Father – Cultivating Virtuous Leadership

I have spent close to 20 years in the personal and professional study of leadership. And believe me there is a lot written about it. There are over 479 million hits on Google using the keyword leadership. On there are presently 121,231 books you could order

Becoming an Effective Communicator

Communication is essential to our exchanges with one another. What we say and how we say it all determines an outcome; sometimes the outcome is favourable and other times we’ve missed the mark or we’ve been misunderstood. Communication through writing and public speaking is the same. It

Why Protagonists?

Why protagonists? Why not simply leaders, initiators, or catalysts? The word protagonist, as a literary term, suggests to us that we are caught up in a story. It causes us to step back from the action, to ask certain questions: what is the story I find myself

Creating a Protagonist: Four Cardinal Questions

Today I discovered a blog that got me thinking on the topic of protagonists. If you’re turned off by (wanton and excessive) vulgar language, click not this link! For everyone else, click here: The author, Chuck Wendig, describes 25 things you should know about protagonists. I

Defining Protagonist

It is very difficult to describe or define the word protagonist and all its possibilities, for it encompasses so many emotions, like fear, exhilaration, hope and hopelessness, sadness and joy. There are endless challenges and opportunities that a protagonist can be confronted with. Being a protagonist exposes