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 – A Liberal private member’s motion calling on the government to condemn Islamophobia has divided Parliament and raised concerns about freedom of speech.

OTTAWA – Palliative care is about living and celebrating life and should begin much earlier than a during a patient’s last days and weeks of life, palliative care physician Dr. Jose Pereira said Feb. 18.

OTTAWA – Citizens for Public Justice (CPJ) is welcoming the launch of a national consultation as one of the first steps in developing a Canadian Poverty Reduction Strategy.

OTTAWA – Toxic emotions can destroy a parish and destroy a family, says Henri Lemay, a veteran of the Catholic charismatic renewal in French-speaking Canada.

OTTAWA – There was no way a snowstorm was going to get in the way of this celebration. After all, 78 years of marriage isn’t something that can be celebrated very often.

OTTAWA – Conservative MP Arnold Viersen hopes Canada will launch a public health campaign against online violent pornography that will be as effective as the one against cigarette smoking.

OTTAWA – There were almost twice as many abortions performed in Ontario in 2014 than were officially reported, according to court documents.

OTTAWA – A national palliative care framework is one step closer to reality after legislation passed second reading in the House of Commons on Jan. 31.

OTTAWA – Canadian organizations concerned about climate justice are preparing to resist any “Trump effect” on the environment.

OTTAWA – Conservative MP Garnett Genuis has written to the CBC Ombudsman to register a complaint regarding a column and tweets that blame mass murders in Canada on white Christian men.