CAN YOU BE A GOOD LAWYER AND STILL BE A GOOD CATHOLIC?
The short answer is “yes.” But you can’t do it without understanding that being a lawyer is a special vocation — one that calls upon you to know how your Catholic faith intersects your professional life. In these times when developments in the civil law run contrary to traditional Catholic moral teaching, how is a lawyer expected to properly render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's?
Seeking More is a guide designed to help you discover the Church’s perennial teachings on the nature and purpose of law, the balance required in Church and State relations, and the duty of all Christians to work for the common good. However, like any good lawyer, author C.T. Rossi goes further than merely providing those teachings in the abstract and applies the rules to the facts through an in-depth study of the life of St. Thomas More.
Unlike other popular works about the patron saint of lawyers, here St. Thomas struggle in our own morally confusing times. For the legal professional, this guide’s St. Thomas More is more than an object of saintly veneration. Instead, he proves to be a beloved legal colleague and guide worthy of imitation.
About the Author
C.T. Rossi is partner with the law firm of Gerth & Rossi, LLC in Mobile, Alabama, where he practices civil litigation in the state and federal courts of Alabama, Florida, and Mississippi. He has been published in the Alabama State Bar’s The Alabama Lawyer magazine as well as being a contributing author to the fourth edition of the American Association for Justice’s Anatomy of a Personal Injury Lawsuit. Rossi has served in various leadership positions within the local legal community and has been a featured CLE speaker on topics including electronic discovery, professional ethics, social media, conscientious objection, and legal history. He also acts as pro bono counsel for the Little Sisters of the Poor in Mobile.
Rossi and his wife, Elizabeth, have two precious daughters. They are members of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception Parish in Mobile, the oldest religious congregation of any denomination in Alabama and the Mississippi River Valley. He is also a member of the local chapters of the Thomas More Society and the Men of St. Joseph.
Item No: 2649
Publisher: Saint Benedict Press LLC
Publication Date: 2016
Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.5