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  • Courage to Witness

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    By Ariane Larouche Témoigner de notre foi, tout un défi dans notre société de nos jours! Dépassée par les différents évènements, les hauts et les bas de mon quotidien depuis un an, j’avais délaissé ma foi et mes croyances en Dieu. Dans le cadre de mon emploi d’été à la cathédrale Notre-Dame-de-Québec, j’ai fait la connaissance de 11 personnes provenant des quatre coins du Canada…Bref, 11 personnes uniques, merveilleuses, rayonnantes et accueillante. Après avoir été à la messe un dimanche (pour la première fois en 5 mois!), j’ai accepté de participer aux études de foi et puis de discuter, poser des questions pour découvrir Celui en qui j’avais mis mes croyances....

  • Leaving Your Baggage at the Doors

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    by  Trevor Anzaï The other day at the museum I encountered this woman from Australia. After talking with her about her trip to Canada, I realized that she didn’t know about the Holy Door. The Cathedral-Basilica holds one of the seven Holy Doors in the whole world, as Notre Dame De Québec is celebrating their 350th jubilee year. This gave me the wonderful opportunity to share the Ultimate Relationship with her and to prepare her heart for the passage of the Holy Door. As we spoke about the gospel messages, I learned that she was a practicing Catholic. She was moved to tears, though, when I started describing the rupture...

  • Yes, I Love Technology… But Not As Much As You, You See

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    by Scott Roy Kip Dynamite has the right idea when it comes to balancing technology and relationships – something that not everyone has a good handle on (Kip is Napoleon’s brother in the cult classic Napoleon Dynamite). How many times have my wife, Colleen, and I been in a restaurant waiting area surrounded by a crowd of people each with their head down staring at a smartphone? Yes, I love technology! It’s a part of human life, and I’m using it right now to talk to you. No, I don’t prefer it to the persons who need and deserve my attention. Now, before I continue, this is not an article...

Missionary Highlight

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Eric Filion

One of my greatest joys as a missionary is whenever I have the opportunity to pray with a student, to open their heart to Christ, or help them go to the Sacrament of Reconciliation. One of the exciting opportunities that...

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Elizabeth Krump

I love seeing others experience that 'a-ha!' moment for the first time, when they realize that they need Jesus in their lives! I'll never forget sharing the Discovery faith study with a 50-year old woman who once asked me, "Why...

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Annie Flaherty

This past year, my housemate Colleen Dugan, who has been away from her faith for a number of years, agreed to take the CCO Discovery faith study. She has since told me that the study has changed her life, the...

Articles from CCO's, Grapevine Newsletter

A Reflection from the Founder

For 25 years it has been clear that the purpose of CCO is the Gospel; to proclaim Jesus as clearly and as simply as possible, so that the hearer would be able to understand and respond. Over the last quarter-century there have been many occasions...

Rock & Roll in Rio

After George Worthen found out he’d be playing with Matt Maher at multiple venues for World Youth Day 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, his head was spinning. “I was on a top bunk with only about 1.5 feet of headroom when I found out I’d be playing with Matt Maher, and I was so excited when I got his email that I jumped up and smoked my face on the roof,” he said. “It was pretty bad and I was sore for the rest of the day.”

Thank You Lord for Life

“Thank you Lord for life!” This is a common opening for prayers from Catholic Ugandan students, according to CCO staffer Ben Turland. Turland was part of a CCO delegation that headed to Uganda to help with continuing efforts to train students in evangelization and leadership development.

CCO Moms Know Best

When CCO Founder André Regnier started coming home from the University of Saskatchewan with a bible tucked under his arm, his four siblings knew they had two choices: talk to André about God, or run.

Back to the Future

It will be hard to miss Joël Denis (pronounced Jo-ël Den-ee) at Simon Fraser University this fall. Joël made a name for himself at the CCO National Staff Gathering in Ottawa this August for his retro style, and says he is easing SFU students into his printed shirts as well as the Gospel. “Over the last couple of years Value Village’s polyester shirts have been slim pickings,” jokes Denis. “I think I’m having an effect.”