June 2, 2015 (LifeSiteNews.com) -- It appears that the ‘Catholic’ Prairie Messenger has reluctantly been compelled to turf ex-Catholic Michael Coren just days after it vigorously defended a piece in which he openly advocated for abortion in the case of rape.
In his May 20 piece titled "Seamless garment," (obviously an attempt to employ and/or appropriate Cardinal Bernardin's abuse prone philosophy) Coren — who recently left the Catholic Church to join the Anglican Church of Canada over Catholic teaching on homosexuality — had written that the 10-year-old Paraguayan girl who seized international headlines last month should be legally allowed to abort her baby since she became pregnant by rape.
While for any serious Catholic it’s clear that a pro-abortion piece has no place whatsoever in a newspaper supposedly dedicated to “reflect upon [...] political and social processes in the light of the Gospel and of the teachings of the church,” staff at the Prairie Messenger actually defended publishing Coren’s article, telling me last week that Catholic readers have “much to gain by listening to the voices of others.”In fact, spokesperson Maureen Weber went as far as saying that Catholics live in a “diverse society” where “nothing is black and white.”
Coren will likely have to leave his residual Catholicism behind if he hopes to fit in. Given his rejection of Catholic teaching on human sexuality, he'll probably fit into his comfy new Anglican pew quite nicely.—CS, May 11th.
If Mr. Coren hopes to find solace in his new Anglican home, does he have any other choice but to severe his tenuous connection to orthodoxy and embrace relativism like so many other drab thinkers of this day and age? Most likely.—ibid.
Jesus said to him, “No one who puts his hand to the plow and looks back is fit for the kingdom of God.”—St. Luke 9:62