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Cristofer Pereyra

CEO of Tepeyac Leadership, Inc. (TLI), a global, non-profit organization, dedicated to civic leadership development for lay Catholic professionals.

Are You a Catholic Conservative or Progressive?

Are You a Catholic Conservative or Progressive?

In my work of forming lay Catholic leaders for civil society, I am often asked whether my Catholic apostolate or myself as a Catholic are conservative or progressive. But I reject the premise that there are two types of Catholics. I am not writing here about the multiple Charisms the

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Building Spiritual Structure Into Your Family Life

Building Spiritual Structure Into Your Family Life

Every Catholic, and every Catholic family, should have a “plan of life” — specifically, a plan for spiritual life, what we might call a PSL. We might understand the idea of a PSL better if we think of priests or consecrated religious. We know they have structured prayer, such as the

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It's Time to Lead

It's Time to Lead

We’ve hit a new low! The President of the United States recently used the sign of the cross (As an invocation for the Holy Trinity’s protection) while a fellow politician was criticizing Florida’s pro-life laws. This was a sign of the state of the Church and the

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Why Is This the Hour of the Laity?

Why Is This the Hour of the Laity?

It’s true, abortions have decreased in the US by six percent since the Dobbs decision. But the battle for life is hardly over. Government institutions now appear to be weaponized against US citizens. And the condition of the Catholic faith in much of the world is simply deplorable. In

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The Authentic Character of the Lay Vocation

The Authentic Character of the Lay Vocation

It’s a common occurrence in the Church. I’ve talked about it multiple times over the years. Often, when lay Catholics have an experience of encounter or re-encounter with Christ, their hearts ignite! They are on fire for the Lord. As a result, they want to serve God and

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Benedict XVI's Legacy Will Be Measured in Souls

Benedict XVI's Legacy Will Be Measured in Souls

With the passing of 2022, the Catholic Church has also said goodbye to a giant of the faith. Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI left us on the eve of the Solemnity of Mary Mother of God. How fitting! I say with sincerity, the death of the late Pope Emeritus feels to

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Leadership Through Collaboration, Not Manipulation

Leadership Through Collaboration, Not Manipulation

Collaborating is working with others, to produce or create something. While manipulation is the proficient way something can be employed for specific purposes. Manipulation is admissible when it comes to things or assets. We can and should manipulate tools and resources in skillful and effective manners. However, manipulation is unethical

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