Deborah Gyapong: December 2005

Thursday, December 22, 2005

Former gay activist disputes gay priest

As promised, here is a link to the story about the Sheepcat's response to Father Richard Renshaw's interview with CBC Radio, where Renshaw called the new Vatican document on homosexuals and ordination "humiliating" and "insidious."

Alan Yoshioka (aka the Sheepcat)first wrote about his response to the interview here.

There you can find a link to the original 37 minute interview.

For a look at the story I did on the interview, look here.

From a tutorial to a Catholic college

A new Catholic college started out as a private tutorial in homes near Combermere, Ontario. Find out more about Our Lady Seat of Wisdom here.

Bishop Henry urges politicians not to bear false witness

Calgary Bishop Fred Henry has some advice for the politicians vying for office in the Canadian federal election. You can find out more here.

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Sheepcat responds to gay priest

The Sheepcat has responded to the gay priest who outed himself on CBC Radio on Dec. 4. You can read his blog, with links to the online interview here.

You can read my story on the priest here.

I have written a story with further interviews with both the Sheepcat and the priest. I will post a link if and when one comes available.

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Calgary priest attends exorcism school in Rome

A Calgary priest attended the recent exorcism school in Rome. Find out more here.

Marriage campaign builds momentum after shaky start

The campaign to elect a pro-marriage Parliament in Canada January 23 gets off to a shaky start, but is now building momentum. Find out more here.

Biologist-bishop battles climate change

A Canadian Archbishop attends the World Council of Churches meeting held in conjunction with the United Nations Conference on Climate Change in Montreal. He comes away with a desire for a greater personal commitment to caring for the environment. Find out more here.

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Daycare divides politicians

The election has some real issues this time. Find out about the ideological debate underlying child care here.

Canada Post won't stamp out stamps

Find out about Canada Post's nativity stamps here.

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Prominent Catholic priest outs himself on CBC

A Catholic priest well-known for a lifetime of social activism reveals his gay identity on CBC Radio. Find out more here.

Residential schools issue resolved

Find out about a government plan to resolve the problem of residential school abuse of aboriginal Canadians here.

Benedict retains his humility

The vice president of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops describes visit with the Pope, and how the office has not changed the former Cardinal Ratzinger.

Ex-politicians vow to make marriage an issue

Former Members of Parliament vow to make marriage an election issue. Find out more here.

Vatican's gay priest document a call to integrity

Here's the Canadian bishops' response to the recent document on homosexuality and priestly ordination.

Get involved bishops tell the voters

An article on the Canadian Catholic bishops' response to the federal election call is here.