Deborah Gyapong, Canadian Catholic News

Deborah Gyapong, Canadian Catholic News

Deborah Waters Gyapong has been a journalist and novelist for more than 20 years. She has worked in print, radio and television, including 12 years as a producer for CBC TV's news and current affairs programming. She currently covers religion and politics primarily for Catholic and Evangelical newspapers.

OTTAWA – Former Anglicans who have been received into the Catholic Church are being reminded that they must adhere to Church teaching on divorce, remarriage and the sacraments.

OTTAWA – The promotion of former Somali refugee Ahmed Hussen to immigration minister sends a positive signal to immigrants and refugees, said Canada’s former ambassador to the Holy See.

OTTAWA –The Cardus think tank has launched Cardus Law to examine the challenges to religious freedom.

OTTAWA – Citing concerns about potential unfair treatment, Canada’s Catholic bishops have written to Canada’s Revenue Minister to express disagreement with government policies that classify some religious charitable activities as political.

OTTAWA — Calgary Bishop-elect William Terrence McGrattan shares a special bond with retiring Bishop Fred Henry, whom he will replace when he is installed as Calgary’s new shepherd Feb. 27.

OTTAWA – Years of suffering from “severe chronic pain” have forced one of Canada’s most outspoken bishops to relinquish his ministry.

OTTAWA – Among many anniversaries to be celebrated in 2017 — including Canada’s 150th — there is one that is definitely lesser known but undeniably significant for the Church in Canada.

OTTAWA – A coalition of seven Catholic organizations have launched the Our Lady of Guadalupe Circle to further reconciliation efforts with Canada’s indigenous peoples.

OTTAWA – In Canadian politics, 2016 will be remembered as the year Canada legalized euthanasia and assisted suicide.

OTTAWA – The Atlantic Episcopal Assembly’s (AEA) pastoral reflection on “medical assistance in dying”has drawn harsh criticism, but a Canadian bioethicist says the polarization is not helpful.