Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Shun vanity, greed, power in service to the Church, Pope tells congregation

Catholic World News - May 05, 2014

Pope Francis warned against those whose work in the Church is motivated by vanity, the quest for power, and greed, during a homily at Mass on May 5.

The Pope’s comments were part of his reflection on the Gospel reading, in which Jesus rebuked those who followed Him “not because you saw signs, but because you ate the loaves and were filled.” Today, too, there are Christians who have worldly ambitions for their work, he said.

Within the Church, the Pope said, “there are climbers: people driven by ambition.” There are also those who have “presented themselves as benefactors of the Church, and made money on the side,” he said.

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!

Progress toward our August expenses ($34,135 to go):
$35,000.00 $865.00
98% 2%
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

Another Month Closer to God July 31
Links to the past July 30
Fetal tissues and vaccinations; are you part of the problem? July 30
The mystery of conversion, always deeply rooted in Divine mercy July 30
Vatican delegations ought to avoid the rhetoric of the world. July 30

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days