We earn 8% in referral fees when you shop Amazon through our link. We make it easy! Click to learn how.
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Editor calls for removal of Cardinal Sodano as dean of College of Cardinals

Catholic World News - May 12, 2010

"Cardinal Sodano has to go," writes Joseph Bottum, the editor of First Things. He explains:

The dean of the College of Cardinals, he has been found too often on the edges of scandal. Never quite charged, never quite blamed, he has had his name in too long a series of depositions and court records and news accounts—an ongoing embarrassment to the Church he serves.

Cardinal Sodano is 82 years old. Two of the three previous deans of the College of Cardinals-- Cardinals Angelo Rossi and Bernardin Gantin-- retired from that post after turning 80. (The third, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, ceased to be dean when he was elected Roman Pontiff.)

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 March expenses ($31,169 to go):
$35,000.00 $3,831.25
89% 11%
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!

Show 1 Comments? (Hidden)Hide Comments
  • Posted by: Steve214 - May. 12, 2010 8:26 PM ET USA

    Excellent article which is primarily about LC/RC. My experience with them was that authority was to be supported at any cost--even at the cost of truth. We were never to concede the tiniest error--even prudential--by MM, but also by the Pope, our Bishop, or any document of the Church. These were attacks on the Church! Any anybody who make them was not a true Catholic. Even if they spoke the truth. But God is truth--and loyalty without truth is not loyal to God.

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

Recent Catholic Commentary

The Ways of Evangelization 3 hours ago
Evangelization and the Gift of Meaning 4 hours ago
Two links - moral relativism in elementary schools and charges of "genocide" in the Old Testament 19 hours ago
Don’t touch that Smile! Helping CatholicCulture.org by shopping on Amazon. March 2
Church Fathers: Introduction to the Greek Apologists March 1

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Pope Francis to address Congress in joint session in September CWN - February 5