Jean Ko Din, The Catholic Register

Jean Ko Din, The Catholic Register

Jean Ko Din is Youth Editor at The Catholic Register.

You can reach her at jean.kodin@catholicregister.org or 416-934-3410 ext. 403.

TORONTO - Eric Arruda was sitting in the pews of St. Clare Church when a pamphlet for the Family of Faith campaign caught his eye. On the bottom of the pamphlet he read a passage from St. Paul’s letter to the Galatians, “So then, whenever we have an opportunity, let us work for the good of all, and especially for those of the family of faith.”

The Truth and Reconciliation process examining past wrongs done to Canada’s First Nations people may be complete, but for Catholic universities the time to respond to the TRC’s “Call to Action” has just begun.

TORONTO - Violence is often understood as the use of force or power against another person, but Fr. Robert Holmes also sees the mistreatment of Canada’s natural resources as a form of violence.

VAUGHAN, ONT. - A parish so new it doesn’t even have a church was asked to raise a modest $30,000 in the Family of Faith campaign. Instead it raked in more than $1 million.

A fictionalized film account of the days following Christ’s death and resurrection, Risen tries to stay true to Scripture as it tells the story of a Roman soldier tasked with solving Christianity’s most fundamental mystery.

TORONTO - Toronto schools got to join in on the NBA All-Star excitement through the National Basketball Association's FIT program to promote fitness and healthy living among youth.

TORONTO - Five pro-life student groups are before the courts fighting to have their voice heard on campus.

BRAMPTON, ONT. - Almost seven years ago the Shakar family fled to Canada as war refugees from Iraq with little beyond the clothes on their backs.

TORONTO - In a society that sees marriage as counter-cultural, Pope John Paul II gave his apostolic blessing in 1993 to World Marriage Day, or Marriage Sunday, to encourage married couples to continue the family’s mission to be a “fundamental cell of that larger society, for the Church and for the new evangelization.”

The World Youth Day pilgrimage begins at the local level.

With less than six months before young Canadians leave for Krakow, Poland, this July, youth ministry groups are hard at it preparing their pilgrims for spiritual formation.