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 July expenses ($16,752 to go):
$35,000.00 $18,248.29
48% 52%
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

Recent Catholic Commentary

Introducing the Church Fathers 3 hours ago
Straws in the Wind July 25
Hans Urs von Balthasar on Renewal that Matters July 25
Wrongheaded diocesan legal defenses in abuse cases July 24
New HHS Mandate must truly eliminate complicity July 23

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
New management, new changes coming for reformed Vatican bank CWN - July 8
Sweeping reforms to Vatican's media, financial operations CWN - July 9
‘Even Genghis Khan didn’t do this’: Mosul emptied of Christians CWN - July 21