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 – Euthanasia and assisted suicide deaths in Canada could soon exceed the rates of such deaths in Belgium and the Netherlands, warns the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition.
OTTAWA – In the wake of controversy surrounding the papal document Amoris Laetitia, Bishop Scott McCaig said people should not be baited by conspiracy theories.

OTTAWA – A religious freedom advocate whose brother was murdered for his Catholic beliefs told a parliamentary committee that legislation on Islamophobia could bring Canada the type of religious violence many people came here to escape.

OTTAWA – A former chair of the Status of Women committee has joined a chorus which is denouncing a Liberal and NDP walkout due to the pro-life views of the new chair.

OTTAWA – Regardless of whether Pope Francis comes to Canada, Indigenous relations remain a top priority to the bishops, said the newly-elected president of the Canadian bishops’ conference.

OTTAWA – It was the gift to beat all gifts.

CORNWALL, Ont. – Canada’s bishops will not be inviting Pope Francis to visit Canada any time soon.

CORNWALL, Ont. – Cardinal Marc Ouellet has denounced the “alarmist” and “unfaithful” interpretations of the Pope Francis’ document Amoris Laetitia.

CORNWALL, ONT. – The Vatican’s representative in Canada has urged Canada’s bishops to build on the “moment of grace” and “fresh wind” of their ad limina visits to Rome earlier this year.

OTTAWA - Despite an edict from Pope Francis to allow broad input on liturgy, the English translation of the new Roman Missal is unlikely to be revised any time soon in Canada, say bishops.