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 -- The dismissal of a complaint against a doctor who euthanized a patient against the wishes of his Jewish long-term care home has alarmed religious freedom and anti-euthanasia advocates.

OTTAWA -- About 200 people, most clutching a rosary, held a prayer vigil as a black satanic mass occurred Aug. 17 at a heavy metal club in downtown Ottawa.

OTTAWA -- A ritual Satanic black mass planned in Ottawa Aug. 17 is hateful towards Catholics and risks desecrating what they hold most precious, says Ottawa’s archbishop.

OTTAWA -- In the face of surveys showing declining numbers of believers and church-goers, Cardinal Gérald Lacroix says Canada’s Catholic shrines should offer more direct preaching of the Gospel to encourage a personal relationship with Christ.

OTTAWA -- Pro-abortion groups have received more than $152 million in government funding since 2016, according to an examination of government databases by an Ottawa pro-life blogger.

OTTAWA -- The filming of a homoerotic dance in the sanctuary of a downtown church has prompted the Montreal archdiocese to develop protocols to prevent the wrongful use of sacred spaces.

OTTAWA -- Seventy-two years after the 1947 Marian Congress in Ottawa, pilgrims will look to re-capture the spirit on the very same site of that historic event with the inaugural Lansdowne Rosary Bowl.

Religion can play a key role in reducing social isolation and loneliness, suggests a new Angus Reid Institute poll.

OTTAWA -- The deVeber Institute for Bioethics and Social Research is the latest non-profit or charity to be refused a Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) grant on abortion-related grounds.

OTTAWA -- The Ottawa archdiocese is officially amalgamating with the Alexandria-Cornwall diocese to form the Archdiocese of Ottawa-Cornwall.