After 15 years as the Ottawa correspondent for Canadian Catholic News, contributing frequently to The Catholic Register, Deborah Gyapong retired on Sept. 30. Below she shares some final thoughts on her career.

Victim in St. Michael’s College School sex assault plans lawsuit

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The victim of a gang sexual assault in a St. Michael’s College School locker room and his family plan to file a $1.65-million lawsuit against the school, according to documents filed in Ontario Superior Court.

Indigenous still waiting for vows to turn into action

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Chrystal Désilets likes to remain hopeful when she hears promises flow from the mouths of would-be MPs on the campaign trail.

Federal leaders tread lightly on Bill 21

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OTTAWA -- Catholics and others of faith who have been stunned by the anti-religious freedom nature of a recently enacted Quebec law are not getting much support from Canada’s federal party leaders.

Planet and the poor top voting priorities for Canadians

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Voters who live together under vows of poverty, chastity and obedience have added their two cents on the Oct. 21 federal election.

Former premier ‘bugged’ by parties’ stand on pro-life candidates

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OTTAWA -- As potential federal election candidates who hold pro-life views on abortion are squeezed out by some federal political parties, pro-life candidates are getting support from a surprising source.

Palliative care research given fresh boost

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Despite the vast knowledge already gathered surrounding palliative care, gaining even greater insight is never a bad thing and is the premise behind a new research hub at Hamilton’s McMaster University to advance education and service delivery.

Newman legacy alive and well

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It will be a delayed celebration, but a celebration nonetheless at Toronto’s Newman Centre when the Catholic chaplaincy’s namesake is elevated to sainthood.

Altar servers club goes well beyond the Mass

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It’s called the altar servers club, but the title doesn’t begin to describe its role and impact at Toronto’s Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish.

Gagnon steps into a balancing act as CCCB president

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OTTAWA -- Like anyone starting a new job, Winnipeg Archbishop Richard Gagnon concedes there is going to be a learning curve involved as he settles into his new role as president of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) for the next two years.

Pressure on the rise for end-of-life needs

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OTTAWA -- The Catholic Church is doubling down on its efforts to encourage increased government and societal support for palliative care as the best way to help Canadians experience a “dignified natural death” as a barrage of Canadian court decisions continue to chip away at the safeguards surrounding assisted suicide in the country.