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A heart for the world

Wrapping up the 5 tenets of CCO, Andre, Angele and Gerhard discuss the final tenet: a heart for the world. Having a heart for the world sounds like the warm and fuzzies with no real substance, but in practicality, this is a fundamental building block to evangelization.

Raising a multiplying missionary

Mission

Leading someone into a conversion, and placing Christ at the center of their life is only the first step in the process of raising a multiplying missionary. Ian and Michael talk some practical ways to help someone go from sharing their testimony for the first time to

Leading someone in holiness

Holiness

Ian and Michael return to continue the conversation started in the episode around the top half of the intentional accompaniment framework. Today the conversation is around holiness, and how to walk with someone who’s just had a conversion and to know when to start to let go.

Walking with someone deeper into the faith

Continuing our conversation from last week, Ian, Michael and Gerhard talk about how to journey with someone post-conversion. Through the sacrament of baptism, we are called to both holiness and mission. Similar to the thresholds that one passes through on the way to conversion, there are different

Accompanying someone to Christ

Intentional Accompaniment Bottom

Today I, Gerhard, sit down with Ian Anderson and Michael Hall to have a follow-up discussion on accompaniment. Here at CCO, we’ve developed what we call the accompaniment framework: how to walk with someone up to and following their conversion. In this episode, we look at how

SPECIAL EPISODE – St. FX

Special Episode, the St. Francis Xavier Pilgrimage

Last January CCO brought St. Francis Xavier across Canada to be venerated by tens of thousands of pilgrims. Gerhard, Angele and D’Arcy reminisce about the pilgrimage and some of the graces that we witnessed. – D’Arcy explains the Stanley Cup Analogy; – The response of the pilgrims,

Change the world one person at a time

Change the world one person at a time

We all want to see the world changed for Christ, but it’s too easy to rely on programs to bring the masses to Christ and not reach out to each individual in front of us. Evangelization will be it’s most successful when we reach people one person

The context of our labour

university students podcast

All of us have a context in which we do ministry. For some it’s their parish, for others, it may be their family or their workplace. At CCO our mission takes place on university campuses across Canada. Andre and Angele look back on the genesis of CCO’s

Keep it simple, keep it clear

keep it simple, keep it clear

Fr. Raniero Cantalamessa preached the retreat for the US Conference of Catholic Bishops a couple weeks ago and stressed the importance of the kerygma as a key part of evangelization. The apostles used the kerygma when they embarked to bring all nations to Christ, and the kerygma

The Battle for your Salvation

The battle for your salvation

How willing are you to fight against the little things that suck the life out of your prayer time? We all face distractions, discouragement, and lack of discipline when it comes to maintaining a healthy prayer life. Andre, Angele, and Gerhard have a discussion on the battle