Michael Coren

Michael Coren is a columnist, broadcaster, speaker, and the author of 17 books published in 12 languages. His latest book is Reclaiming Faith, about which Stephen Fry writes: 'These essays reveal the integrity, wit and passion of a fine advocate for the best of Christian thought and a faith that encompasses the human as well as the divine.' Coren is also an ordained cleric in the Anglican Church of Canada.

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Change can be intimidating, but that doesn't justify turning words like 'woke' into slurs

The bloodstream of the body politic is receiving a transfusion, and while a few toxins might sometimes be flowing, we’ll all likely be a lot healthier for it, writes Michael Coren.

As feds rethink MAID, remember the alternative to assisted dying isn't living - it's unassisted dying

Assisted dying isn't about encouraging death, but rather listening to someone who asks for control over their own body, writes Michael Coren.

OPINION | What the hell happened to Charles Adler?

What happens when your conscience is no longer in step with your public image? Michael Coren knows a thing or two about that.

Actual change won't come to the Catholic Church unless or until a courageous pope arrives first

Pope Francis accepted the resignation of the archbishop of Washington, Cardinal Donald Wuerl, who was accused of doing too little to prevent, and perhaps even deliberately covering, up hideous sexual abuse cases. But Francis also took the highly unusual step of releasing a public letter in which he praised his friend.

There was never going to be a happy ending in the Alfie Evans case, but perhaps there's still a lesson learned

The NHS spent a fortune to make sure that Alfie remained alive as long as he did and received the best and most modern care available. All of this through the type of socialized medical service that many of this child's new advocates so oppose.

Exploring the origins of Christmas

In the fourth century, it was agreed to treat the birth of Christ as a holiday, but as scripture doesn't give any dates for the event — it had to be made up.

Ominous signs that the next war in the Middle East is coming, and it won't be pretty

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is under strong domestic pressure and drenched in scandal, and nothing distracts more effectively than a war against a despised enemy. Hezbollah fits that bill perfectly.

Historical lessons from the original anti-fascists — including my father: Michael Coren

When he came out of the services at the end of the war, he was surprised to find that Nazism was still alive in London. A group of young Jewish men who had just left the armed forces formed an anti-fascist collective called the 43 Group.

The evil the Dunkirk film doesn't show: Michael Coren

The movie omits an incident of profound importance in the history of the war: the Wormhoudt massacre, where 80 soldiers were murdered by Waffen-SS troops. The British had not committed any atrocities at that time, and Berlin had not faced defeat or humiliation. This was pure sadism, a war crime of the first order.

Dead man walking at 10 Downing Street: Michael Coren

Theresa May, without an overall majority, is now forced to form a working relationship — effectively an alliance — with the Democratic Unionist Party or DUP. But there are more than enough angry Tories in Westminster to make this extraordinarily difficult. This government and May's career can't have much of a future.

Unlike in European sport, anti-gay sentiment still runs deep in North American leagues: Michael Coren

It wasn't very long ago that racial epithets were routinely used in sport. Now they are incredibly rare. Kevin Pillar's outburst may not signify a conscious, tangible dislike of gay people, but it does imply a gut-level assumption that being gay is a lesser way of being.

Here's what will happen when the U.K. heads to the polls — not much: Michael Coren

It's the election nobody wanted, being contested by people nobody cares for, likely leading to a result that nobody will be surprised about. The real business of politics begins after June 8.

Boycott of Beauty and the Beast might seem like a joke, but the bigotry underlying it is real: Michael Coren

The boycotters are the same people who urged people to see Mel Gibson's The Passion, even though it was absurdly sadistic and presented the suffering of Jesus in a manner that was humanly impossible.

Pope Francis — the great divider: Michael Coren

Highly influential Catholic commentators question whether the Pope is speaking for Catholicism or something entirely different.

Centre-right presidential candidate plays religious 'threat' card in politically insecure France

The left is unlikely to make much of a mark in France’s spring election with an increasing connection between working-class voters and the hard right. Instead, it’s shaping up to be a battle between two shades of deep blue.