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.

Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year, but for some it can be the loneliest. 

In December 2011 Fr. John Sullivan discovered what Christmas means in the Philippines.

At St. Oscar Romero Catholic Secondary School, students believe the true joy of Christmas is in sharing what you have. 

Coming from a public elementary school, Kayla Mia Adato was unsure what to expect when she attended the Young Disciples day retreat with 120 fellow students. 

Sr. Vicky Nguyen was ready to profess her final vows this year and enter fully into the life of the Congregation of the Sisters Adorers of the Precious Blood, but one obstacle stood in her way. Her application for Canadian permanent residence was rejected. 

As Christmas becomes more and more commercialized, parents like Robin Bredin are looking to the local parish for opportunities to show his children that Jesus is at the core of the celebration. 

The title of family caregiver implies the act of giving care to loved ones with acute or chronic health issues. What it fails to convey is the importance of caregivers receiving care themselves — and that’s a  problem, according to a new study. 

Alicia Escobar was 10 years old when Pope St. John Paul II came to Toronto in 2002 for World Youth Day. She was too young to participate but remembers the excitement, and now she’s looking forward to experiencing that for herself.

After celebrating daily Mass at Terminals 1 and 3, airport chaplain Fr. John Mullins likes to walk around Toronto’s Pearson International Airport, praying the rosary and keeping a watchful eye. 

The Synod of Bishops on young people is over but Emilie Callan will be unpacking a month full of memories for a long time.