Fr. Ray Gravel, A Roman Catholic priest will run for the Bloc Quebecois in the next federal election. According to press reports, the Vatican gave Fr. Gravel permission to run if he gave up his parish. A number of canon lawyers have stated that no priest should be allowed to run for public office. Some years ago a priest sat in Parliament for the NDP. Would not a priest have much to contribute to public debate especially in R.C. social and economic policy? What is it exactly that would make a priest unfit for public office?
SHOULD A PRIEST RUN FOR PARLIAMENT?
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