Author Archives: Deborah Gyapong

Billy Graham, may he rest in peace

In 1998, Billy Graham came to Ottawa for was was no longer called a Billy Graham Crusade, but a Billy Graham Mission.  Even then, certain sensitivities were taking over. For four or five nights twenty years ago, people packed Ottawa’s … Continue reading

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Cardinal Newman and the development of doctrine

Back in the day when I was an evangelical, and then a traditional  Anglican, I had well-meaning Catholic friends throw Cardinal Newman’s “conversion” from Anglicanism to Catholicism in my face. It didn’t help at the time.  In fact, all pressures … Continue reading

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Observing a Holy Lent

I didn’t get off to a good start this Lent.  I didn’t manage to get shriven on Shrove Tuesday as I was lying under layers of blankets experiencing chills.  Wednesday, though I felt a little better, I thought I had … Continue reading

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An excerpt of Solemn High Mass at St. Agatha’s, Portsmouth

Here is an excerpt of the Solemn High Mass and Procession for St. Agatha Feb. 10 at St. Agatha’s parish in Portsmouth, England. Our beloved Msgr. Robert Mercer is deacon.  He was one of the signatories of the petition for … Continue reading

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Francis @ Five debate and the Church’s future

Salt and Light TV carried a recent debate between Villanova theology professor Massimo Faggioli and New York Times columnist Ross Douthat online and you can still watch it here on their website. Douthat, in his opening remarks, raised concerns that … Continue reading

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I resented it at the time but am I ever glad now . . .

Recent posts by Fr. Hunwicke reminded me of how high the bar seemed to be set for us Anglicans coming into the Catholic Church.   I remember my anger at all the hurdles we were required to jump over to become … Continue reading

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“Jesus called God ‘Father’–therefore we have no other option”

News an Episcopal diocese in the United States has decided to abandon the use of masculine pronouns for God reminded me of a lecture I attended back in 1999 or so. “Jesus called God ‘Father’–therefore we have no other option,” … Continue reading

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