Critical need by 8/31:   $10,000 to cover a crippling immediate shortfall.   $5,830 to go.   Please help now!
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Serve truth, not egos, Cardinal Bertone urges Vatican tribunal officials

Catholic World News - January 14, 2013

At a Mass opening the 84th judicial year for the tribunal of the Vatican city-state, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone prayed that “each of us might carry out our service in the administration of justice toward our unique community…with humility and in truth.”

At the Eucharistic liturgy, celebrated January 12 in the palace of the Vatican governorate, Cardinal Bertone conveyed the thanks of Pope Benedict XVI to the officials of the tribunal, led by their president, Giuseppe Dalla Torre.

Commenting on the day’s Gospel, which portrayed St. John the Baptist, the cardinal recommended that the officials of the Vatican’s secular justice system should be mindful of prophet’s message, which was “a summons to believers so that they may set aside attention-seeking, their wanting to be seen, thus reducing their own ego so that the love for Jesus might grow in each of us and in others.”

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Our Spring Challenge Grant
Progress toward our Spring Challenge Grant goal ($16,144 to go):
$35,000.00 $18,856.18
46% 54%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

There are no comments yet for this item.

Subscribe for free
Shop Amazon
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

Every Aspect of the Catholic Thing 14 hours ago
News Posturing: How the dramatis personae use each other 15 hours ago
The intractable practical problems with the Kasper proposal 17 hours ago
No, the Pope did not endorse a gay-friendly children's book 19 hours ago
Legal pressure does not make sterilization moral August 27

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Pope Francis: welcome with compassion those who have remarried outside the Church CWN - August 5