Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Former B.C. Senator says 'faith not a balancing act'

Q & A with Gerry St. Germain - Pt. II

Gerry St. Germain served in parliament's upper chamber from 1993 to Oct. 2012.
(Photo credit: Government of Canada)

The B.C. Catholic's Alistair Burns spoke to Gerry St. Germain regarding his time as a member of parliament during the 1980s, his time in the Senate, and how Catholicism guided him throughout his political career.

Alistair Burns: During your career, how did you balance your strong Catholic belief with political ambitions?

Gerry St. Germain: It's either black or white; it's not a balancing act. The magisterium, the teaching authority of the Church, rules. Issues such as "same-sex marriage" and abortion did come up.
As much as some politicians found ways to compromise, if it's wrong, it's wrong. If it's against teachings of the Church, we have an obligation to vote according to conscience.

Read the full article here.

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