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.

{mosimage}OTTAWA - The upcoming debate on Canada’s Afghanistan mission should work towards a constructive plan, say Canada’s Catholic bishops.

{mosimage}OTTAWA - Despite concerns, eight Northern Catholic bishops have decided to participate in a national awareness campaign in advance of public hearings on Indian residential schools.

{mosimage}OTTAWA - Calgary Bishop Fred Henry would like to see Imam Syed Soharwardy and former publisher Ezra Levant settle their feud so they can work together to stop the abuses of human rights commissions.

OTTAWA - Quebec Cardinal Marc Ouellet has already begun his new assignment guiding next fall’s Synod of Bishops at the same time preparations move into high gear for the 2008 International Eucharistic Congress June 15-22.

{mosimage}The 20th anniversary of the Morgentaler decision that left Canada without any laws restricting abortion was both mourned and celebrated in the nation’s capital.

{mosimage}OTTAWA - New forcefully worded orientations to guide Catholic dioceses in updating their sexual abuse protocols stop short of being binding on the bishops.

{mosimage}OTTAWA - The upper room, where Jesus held the last supper and where the Holy  Spirit descended at Pentecost, is also known as the cenacle.

Thus it is fitting that a new DVD prepared by organizers of the June 2008 International Eucharistic Congress in Quebec City is called Encounters at the Cenacle.

{mosimage}OTTAWA - Hope remains alive that Pope Benedict XVI will attend the 2008 International Eucharistic Congress in Quebec City in June, despite evidence his travel calendar is filling up.

{mosimage}OTTAWA - The Unborn Victims of Crime Act (C-484) received its first hour of debate in the House of Commons Dec. 13, just before the House rose for a Christmas break.

{mosimage}OTTAWA - The Catholic Aboriginal Council for Reconciliation calls for Christians to “walk together in a path toward reconciliation,” noting that a chapter concerning the residential schools has closed.