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 – “Inspiration” is an word often heard around the New Evangelization Summit and it has plenty to draw on for this year’s edition May 12-13 in Ottawa.

OTTAWA – A government-funded home-care agency serving the Ottawa area is facilitating end-of-life services for people seeking to be euthanized in their home.

OTTAWA – A public agency has recommended that Canada’s taxpayers foot the bill for the abortion drugs mifepristone and misoprostol.

OTTAWA – Fanatics are stepping up their fear campaign against Christians in Egypt in an attempt to derail Pope Francis’ visit at the end of the month, say the Canadian directors of two Catholic aid agencies working in the country.

OTTAWA – Nobel Prize winner Malala Yousafzai was given the gift of honorary Canadian citizenship during Holy Week, and left behind some inspiring and challenging words for a couple of young Catholic women who work on Parliament Hill.

OTTAWA – A public health strategy is necessary to combat violent online pornography, a House of Commons Health Committee was told.

OTTAWA – Legalizing marijuana shows a “disregard” for public health and safety, Canada’s Catholic bishops charge.

OTTAWA – Vera Shroff has been fascinated by Catholicism since she was a little girl in India, despite being raised in one of the world’s most ancient religions.

OTTAWA – The power of the Shroud of Turin could be found among the thousands of people who visited Ottawa’s St. Isidore’s Parish between April 4-11.

OTTAWA – It would become a criminal offence for a Canadian to receive a transplanted organ harvested without consent under a bill introduced by a Conservative MP.