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 - Quebec’s promised bill to bring in “medical aid in dying” is a “dangerous” proposal that confuses medical care with euthanasia, said Quebec’s bishops, joining numerous groups in condemning the plan.

OTTAWA - With the First Nations’ Idle No More protests showing no sign of running out of steam, some observers urge a fresh vision for the relationship between Canada and its aboriginal peoples.

OTTAWA - Ottawa Archbishop-emeritus Joseph-Aurèle Plourde, who participated in the Second Vatican Council and helped create Development and Peace, was a leader among bishops, current Ottawa Archbishop Terrence Prendergast told those gathered for Plourde's funeral Jan. 11.

Mourners packed Montreal’s Mary, Queen of the World Cathedral Jan. 5 for the funeral of Dr. Andre Bourque, the public face of Quebec’s anti-euthanasia movement.

OTTAWA - Religious and other groups are rallying opposition to Bill C-279 that would add gender identity and gender expression as prohibited grounds for discrimination.

OTTAWA - Victoria Island where Chief Theresa Spence has been holding a nearly month-long hunger strike to demand a meeting with the Prime Minister and Governor General to discuss First Nations’ issues has become a pilgrimage site for supporters from across North America.

OTTAWA - Ottawa Archbishop-emeritus Joseph-Aurèle Plourde, who chaired a committee that oversaw the founding of the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace, died Jan. 5 at the age of 97 after 49 years as a bishop.

Calgary Bishop Fred Henry has warned Catholics in his diocese not to attend a church purchased by the traditionalist Society of St. Pius X (SSPX).

OTTAWA (CCN) - William Kokesch, a Montreal permanent deacon who served nearly10 years as a communications director for Canada's Catholic bishops, faceschild pornography charges.

OTTAWA - The year 2012 brought troubling news concerning religious freedom, social justice and euthanasia in Canada, but on abortion there are signs the public is increasingly engaged in debate.