Another Doozie from Coren

Let’s be candid here. Until and unless Catholic teaching regarding homosexuality changes – the catechism calls for tolerance and respect for gay people, but describes their sexuality as a “grave depravity” and “intrinsically disordered” – no gay student can feel genuinely comfortable in a Catholic school. Yet every student, gay or straight, should feel welcomed in a school that receives public funding. (Source)

Time to cut the invitations for Michael Coren to speak at your Church or Conference until he gets the message.

5 thoughts on “Another Doozie from Coren

  1. Maybe he’ll be an Anglican sooner than I thought…Reading and praising Rowan Williams is probably a clue.

    In fairness, he did make one accurate point which is that the Separate School system needs to be done and gone. Catholic schools need to be private.

  2. The entire quote should have appeared like this, if you ask me:

    “Until and unless Catholic teaching regarding homosexuality changes – the catechism calls for tolerance and respect for gay people, but describes their sexuality as a “grave depravity” and “intrinsically disordered” – no gay student can feel genuinely comfortable in a Catholic school. Yet every student, gay or straight, should feel welcomed in a school that receives public funding. The solution is painful but surely inevitable. End the ersatz Catholic system…” followed up later by “Catholics have a right to be Catholic.”

    It sounds like Mr. Coren is not calling on the Church to change. Instead, he makes a point that I agree with – Catholic schools should not be publicly funded. Having said that, I could point you to a previous column that raised some red flags for me…

  3. The problem with Coren’s comment is that he leaves the impression that it’s possible for the Catholic Church to change its teaching on homosexuality. It isn’t possible, and he should know that.

    Sounds like he is taking a page out of the playbook of those that want the Church to change it’s teaching on women priests or contraception. You undermine the teaching by making others believe that it can change, or that it will change at some point in the future.

  4. Have things changed or is it just me? It seems to me, these days, Catholic priest are rarely invited as guests on The Arena.

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