Why Catholics Are Right

Why Catholics Are Right

Book - 2011
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A practicing Catholic defends the faith and offers a passionate response to current anti-Catholic opinion.
In Why Catholics Are Right , author, columnist, and practicing Catholic Michael Coren examines four main aspects of Catholicism as they are encountered, understood, and more importantly, misunderstood today. Beginning with a frank examination of the tragedy of the Catholic clergy abuse scandal, Coren addresses some of them most common attacks on Catholics and Catholicism. Tracing Catholic history, he deconstructs popular and frequent anti-Catholic arguments regarding the Church and the Crusades, the Inquisition, Galileo, and the Holocaust. He examines Catholic theology and central pillars of Catholic belief, explaining why Catholics believe what they do: papal infallibility, immaculate conception, the Church rather than Bible alone. Finally, he explores the dignity of life argument and why it is so important to Catholicism.
In this challenging and thought-provoking book, Michael Coren demolishes often propagated myths about the Church's beliefs and teachings, and in doing so, opens a window onto Catholicism, which, he writes, "is as important now as it ever was and perhaps even more necessary."

Publisher: Toronto : McClelland & Stewart, c2011.
ISBN: 9780771023217
Branch Call Number: 230.2 COREN
Characteristics: 228 p. ; 23 cm.


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Feb 16, 2019

Mr Cohen has since changed his position, and has written and spoken of this freely in the press. Michael Ehright and others have posted interviews with him.

Feb 16, 2019

Overall the Book was alright, but it makes one desire more meat. I dare say that Michael might actually be wrong at some points in his book. I would say this is more of a starter Book if one is interested in Roman Catholic apologetic. He does explain away a lot of mythology about Catholicism throughout the Book. His theological arguments are quite "weak" for those more knowledgeable about theology and the Early Church. I give this book 3 stars.

Feb 15, 2016

Must read for those ignorant to actually facts. No human institution can or will be perfect because it is made up and run by imperfect humans.

Mar 22, 2014

Review at: .... http://reviewcanada.ca/magazine/2011/06/dogmas-bulldog/ and,
“In the very recent past, we have seen the Church of Rome befouled by its complicity with the unpardonable sin of child rape, or, as it might be phrased in Latin form, "no child's behind left."
from “god is not Great” 2007 by Christopher Hitchens 1949-2011

Sep 29, 2011

After reading this I finally understood why there was a Protestant Reformation.

Jun 25, 2011

I used to think Michael Coren was intelligent.

debwalker May 01, 2011

"Avoiding theological homily, TV host Coren brings a light touch to a discussion of the history and doctrine of Catholicism, in a book that will comfort his co-religionists and explain to others why he believes as he does."
Globe & Mail April 30, 2011

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