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A Remarkable Surprise Increases Faith and Trust in God

This summer I’ve experienced God in many ways, and I realized God is love through many unexpected, surprising events. First, my mother was recently diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia. I was initially frightened and scared. So, I asked for leave from work to be with her. Many

Is the Pope Really God Incarnate?

“The Catholic Church is the Whore of Babylon.” Oh brother, he didn’t just go there, I thought. I had heard a Catholic apologist tell a similar story about a radio preacher making the same claim. And now, a Baptist pastor was saying the same thing to me.

Happy Are You Poor

And one by one that closet of mine full of fashionable clothes, shoes and jewelry began to shrink. So let me guess what you are thinking, by reading the simple phrase you have concluded that I will be speaking about getting rid of my material possessions for

Will you pick fear and defeat or trust and courage?

“They are but food for us” Numbers 13 Fifteen years ago these words brought my family and me the courage we needed to make a decision, one that would have a significant impact on us for the rest of our lives. In the spring of 1996 Archbishop

Does God really have a sense of humour?

“Everyone knows mules have a terrific sense of humour,” Brian Regan said as he related what a nature show taught him to his audience during his stand-up comedy special, The Epitome of Hyperbole (28:09). “I felt stupid. I called a friend up, like at random (y’know): ‘Hey Joey, this

Teaching the Teachers: Michael Hall

When I entered university, I would have been considered a good Catholic kid who was genuinely trying to live out my faith in a quiet manner while preparing to be a high school history and religion teacher. Four years later, I left university a missionary. In the

Should Edward (Twilight) be the Ambassador of World Youth Day?

Edward (a vampire from Twilight, 2008) replied, “My family, we’re different from others of our kind. We only drink animal blood”. Immortality has been in the spotlight quite a bit in Hollywood in the past decade as we’ve seen a myriad of vampire and zombie flicks cross

Reflecting On His Great Uncle's Life Brings Sean An Insight to Faith

When going over in my mind how God has affected my life during this summer I struggled a bit with what I should write on. Not much has really happened this summer, but I knew football was off the table because by the time this article is

Experiences in India Far Exceed Dustin's Expectations

A team of 8 CCO missionaries from across Canada, including myself and also two supporters from Ottawa took the first half of June to stay in India for 10 days.  We met the leadership and trained students of a movement called “Jesus Youth”.  Jesus Youth is an

Check out the Top Five quotes from Lumen Fidei from CCO Foundress Angele Regnier

Haven’t had time to read Pope Francis’ first encyclical, Lumen Fidei? No worries, CCO foundress Angele Regnier had it read within a day of its release, and has kindly provided five great lines to whet your appetite. Number One Believing means entrusting oneself to a merciful love