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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 by André and Angèle Regnier in 1988 at the University of Saskatchewan. From the humble beginnings of a handful of students, the movement now serves thousands of students across Canada.

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 by André and Angèle Regnier in 1988 at the University of Saskatchewan. From the humble beginnings of a handful of students, the movement now serves thousands of students across Canada.
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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 by André and Angèle Regnier in 1988 at the University of Saskatchewan. From the humble beginnings of a handful of students, the movement now serves thousands of students across Canada.

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@ccocampus

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English

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Episodes

Happy Easter! Christ is Risen!

4/21/2019
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Lent is 40 days, of sacrifice, prayer, and almsgiving. The Easter season last for 50 days, but how many of us celebrate the resurrection for the full season? Most of us just return to life as normal after lent, with no real conversion. Andre and Angele take us through some practices to help us have a real change of life this Easter.

Duration:00:41:05

Five steps to a missionary disciple.

4/12/2019
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Angele takes us through a deep dive into the five faith studies created by CCO. She breaks down the studies, where they came from, and why they are designed the way they are. Our studies are the most direct and effective tool at raising multiplying missionary disciples within the Church today.

Duration:00:33:48

Let's celebrate!

4/5/2019
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What do you do when someone has a conversion? What did others do for you when you had a conversion? Sadly for most of us, the answer is usually: nothing. Andre leads the conversation today on the necessity of celebrating conversions, both individually, as well as in the parish setting. This episode is the framework for a talk Andre is giving at the Vatican.

Duration:00:34:49

Holy Goofiness

3/29/2019
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Here at CCO, we try to fully embrace a spirit of holy goofiness, or as St. Thomas Aquinas calls it, eutraphelia. While this may seem like a silly topic when speaking about evangelization, having a lightness, and a well-formed sense of humor is a necessary aspect of bringing others to Christ. Andre and Angele provide some practical insights on how to bring holy goofiness into your ministry.

Duration:00:41:17

See and seize those opportunities!

3/22/2019
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Opportunities to bring people to Christ are more common than we may think. Andre and Angele talk us through how to see and seize these evangelical opportunities that surround us.

Duration:00:41:04

Abandonment in providence

3/15/2019
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Abandonment in providence is essential to Christian life. Following God's will often boils down to how much we trust that God is good and that he has a future with hope for us. Andre, Angele, and Gerhard talk about how living in abandonment in providence allow us to follow God's will with greater courage.

Duration:00:31:37

A heart for the world

3/8/2019
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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.

Duration:00:29:46

Raising a multiplying missionary

3/1/2019
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Leading someone into a conversion, and placing Christ at the centre 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 raising the next generation of missionary disciples.

Duration:00:37:32

Leading someone in holiness

2/22/2019
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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.

Duration:00:39:04

Walking with someone deeper into the faith

2/15/2019
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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 thresholds that we pass through as we grow in both holiness and mission.

Duration:00:29:41

Accompanying someone to Christ

2/8/2019
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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 too, and following their conversion. In this episode, we look at how to accompany someone to a conversion, and the different thresholds that we need to be aware that this person will pass through.

Duration:00:43:23

St. Francis Xavier

2/4/2019
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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.

Duration:01:06:39

Change the world one person at a time

2/1/2019
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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 at a time.

Duration:00:29:22

The context of our labour

1/25/2019
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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 ministry on university campuses and discuss things others can do to accelerate their ministries in different contexts.

Duration:00:34:13

Keep it simple, keep it clear

1/18/2019
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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 presents the core Gospel message clearly, simply and with the invitation for the listener to respond.

Duration:00:45:18

The battle for your salvation

1/11/2019
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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 for prayer and what practical things to do to help navigate the challenges that come up.

Duration:01:00:33

Sailing out into the depths of prayer

1/4/2019
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The best relationships that we have in our lives are the ones where we are not afraid to go deep. Likewise in our relationship with Christ, the more we can deepen our relationship the stronger our relationship will be. The million dollar question then is: how do we deepen our relationship? The Church answers with a clear pathway: praise, verbal prayer, meditative prayer, and contemplative prayer. Today we explore verbal, meditative, and contemplative prayer.

Duration:00:54:59

Have great expectations!

12/28/2018
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We are all called to have great expectations on what God will do through and for us. Andre, Angele, Gerhard and special guest Bishop Scott McCaig of the Military Ordinariate of Canada have a discussion on having great expectations and how it is tied to the theological virtue of Hope.

Duration:00:30:15

Keep your focus on the one thing that matters

12/21/2018
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Christmas day and the holiday season that surrounds it are chock full of distractions and activities, both good and not so good. Keeping our hearts centered on Christ is easier said than done. Andre and Angele share some stories and strategies to help us to maintain our focus on Jesus this Christmas.

Duration:00:30:12

Meet them where they are at

12/14/2018
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Spending Christmas with a family that does not hold, or actively disagrees with your beliefs can make for stressful holidays. Through stories and examples, Andre, Angele, and Gerhard share some strategies and approaches that can help you better witness to your family this Christmas.

Duration:00:31:44