Q. 1. What does the Catholic Church teach about arrogance?
A. 1. First of all, it is important to understand that "arrogance" is synonym to "pride." English dictionaries define arrorange as an "offensive display of superiority or self-importance; overbearing pride." Arrogance is the opposite of "humility or modesty".
On September 18, 2007, "The Times of India" reported the following news;
"Pope Benedict has warned Roman Catholic theologians against becoming arrogant and forgetting God in a broadside following reports that the Vatican is probing the writings of a priest in the United States."
"In a sermon at a private mass on Sunday, Benedict said theologians could know everything about the history of the Scriptures and how to explain them, but know nothing about God."
In many locations, arrogance is prevalent in positions of administration and leadership. He who leads thinks that he is better than everybody else. Unfortunately when he falls, it shall be from a great height.