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 – Two student pro-life clubs and a men’s issues association are considering whether to appeal a Feb. 26 court decision that upheld the right of student unions to deny organizations official club status on campus.
OTTAWA – The Canada Summer Jobs attestation controversy has put the charitable status of many organizations at risk, a former Conservative cabinet minister warns.
OTTAWA – Neither the government nor parishes and charities are backing down from their positions on the new Canada Summer Jobs policy, which has left many organizations scrambling to find alternative funding.

OTTAWA – Msgr. Jose Bettencourt, an Ottawa priest who has served as Head of Protocol in the Vatican since 2012, has been named an Apostolic Nuncio and appointed as nuncio to Armenia.

OTTAWA – In the wake of the Colten Boushie case, churches can facilitate reconciliation by reaching out to both of the families and communities, says a Catholic Indigenous leader.

OTTAWA – Legal action is not off the table for charities and groups that have asked the government for accommodation of their Charter rights in the Canada Summer Jobs controversy.

OTTAWA – As the Liberal government refuses to budge on requiring a pro-abortion attestation for Canada Summer Jobs funding, the Conservative Party is positioning itself as the party of freedom.
OTTAWA – One of the most well known abortion protesters in the nation’s capital is the first to be charged for violating Ontario’s new bubble zone law.

OTTAWA – A Catholic mother of four has thrust Ontario’s controversial sex-ed curriculum into the campaign to select a new leader of the province’s Progressive Conservative Party.

OTTAWA – Nearly 80,000 people across Canada thronged to see the relic of St. Francis Xavier that made a coast-to-coast pilgrimage Dec. 26-Feb. 3.