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 – When it comes to revitalizing Catholic parishes, don’t be afraid to borrow ideas, even from Protestant churches, said an American pastor who tripled his weekend Mass attendance.

OTTAWA – With the ubiquitous use of smartphones and computer screens, today’s youth face both immense challenges and opportunities, say Catholic youth leaders.

OTTAWA – The New Atheists have argued Millennial Catholics out of the Church and they need to be argued back in, says Bishop Robert Barron.

OTTAWA – The message is clear: There is a spiritual crisis and an urgent need to share the Gospel.

OTTAWA — Cardinal Thomas Collins told the 20th National March for Life on May 11 euthanasia and the crushing of conscience rights “brings shame to our country.”

OTTAWA – One community at a time, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul’s North of 60 project is making a difference in Canada’s Arctic.

OTTAWA – The threat facing pro-life organizations of being blacklisted from a federal summer jobs program for students has prompted cries of ideological bias and violation of Parliamentary privilege.

OTTAWA – The crowd for the National March for Life has grown from the hundreds to the tens of thousands since its inception in 1997, but that doesn’t mean the 20th edition of the event in Ottawa on May 11 is a cause of celebration.

OTTAWA – Catholic bishops will be re-consecrating Canada to Mary on July 1 to mark the 150th anniversary of Confederation.

OTTAWA – Canada’s Catholic bishops have joined other Christian leaders in making an urgent appeal to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to help South Sudan.