Cardinal Sodano Dead – Jesus Mercy, Mary Help!

Cardinal Sodano Dead – Jesus Mercy, Mary Help!

Editor writes…

A reader emailed this news:  The enemy of Fatima, and all-round nasty piece of work has died…

From Gloria TV…

Cardinal Angelo Sodano, 94, has died in Rome (May 27). The elderly cardinal, born in November 1927 in Isola d’Asti, northern Italy, had been in poor health from various ailments and had suffered a recent Covid19 infection.

He was appointed as Vatican secretary of state by John Paul II in 1991. Benedict XVI accepted his resignation in 2006.

A highly skilled diplomat and mediator, he brought the papal diplomacy to an unsound importance. One of the key figures of John Paul II’s pontificate, he accompanied him on 54 international trips.

Sodano faced criticism for his handling of high-profile sex abuse cases. He got infamous for twice hindering then-Cardinal Ratzinger to punish the founder of the Legion of Christ, Marcial Maciel, for homosexual crimes. Vienna Cardinal Christoph Schönborn accused Sodano of covering up the investigation against Vienna Cardinal Hans Hermann Groër who was never put on trial although a dozen Austrian (mostly former) priests witnessed against him.  Click here to read at source…

Editor concludes…

I really have nothing much to add, beyond quoting, with agreement, one commentator at Gloria TV…  RIP Jesus, Mercy on [his] soul. Warning to all other Clerics [who are] enemies of Holy Mother Church, life is short, repent.  

But will the current crop of clergy enemies of the Faith – WILL they repent?  Will they reflect on the undeniable fact that they, too, will die one day – perhaps soon?  There are a lot of unfaithful clergy around in Scotland. What are the chances that they will amend their double-living on hearing of the death of this 94 year old prelate?  Any chance?

Your thoughts.

Comments (22)

  • Marinaio Reply

    May God have mercy on his soul. By now, he has seen the Face of Almighty God and learned his fate. Perhaps he was repentant at the end. But for Cardinal Sodano, the words of Fr. Altman are relevant from a recent (April) interview with John-Henry Westen. They were speaking of Francis, and of deathbed conversions. Fr. Altman reminded John-Henry that such conversions are rare, but that even with genuine repentance, one is still not off the hook, so to speak, for “reparation, because [the penitent’s actions] have led other souls to choose eternal damnation.” We have to repent of our sins, but what if we don’t have time left here to make reparation?

    I raise this issue because of the absolutely horrible and immoral public actions of Cardinal Sodano during his earthly life. In the most recent issue of Christian Order (May 2022), Maike Hickson has an excellent article, “The Smoke of Satan,” in which she reminds us of the efforts to bury the Third Secret of Fatima. Cardinals Sodano and Bertone were “key actors,” who published what we all now know, thanks to the brave Fr. (Ingo) Dollinger, was a blatant lie. Cardinal Ratzinger had told Fr. Dollinger before the 2000 public whitewash of the Third Secret by Sodano, that it had contained two important warnings about a “bad Council” and a “bad liturgy”. No wonder the Vatican didn’t release it when Our Lady wanted it made public in 1960. Let us also not forget that Sodano and Bertone were specifically named by Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, as Mrs. Hickson reminds us, “of having promoted the homosexual network within the Church.”

    Perhaps Cardinal Sodano had a deathbed conversion. But what about the reparation he owed for all of the wounds he inflicted on the Mystical Body of Christ? What about all of the souls he led astray? We pray that God will have mercy his soul, and on the countless souls that he led to “eternal damnation.” Requiescant in pace.

    May 28, 2022 at 3:30 pm
    • Josephine Reply


      You’ve made me think again about something I used to wonder about, but it’s gone out of my head, until now. Even if someone like Sodano has a textbook death bed conversion, what is his condition before God if there are souls in Hell because he led them astray? What do you think? I know we all have free will and so those who followed his false teachings should have known better, but still – it’s a wonder to think he could be saved but his blind followers are lost.

      May 28, 2022 at 5:02 pm
    • editor Reply


      I’m reminded of something I read a while back which surprised me and according to which, whether or not the Cardinal will have seen the face of God very much depends on his final destination. If he is having to be purged, then – according to the spiritual writer to whom I refer but can’t identify (!) – it is the vision of God, the loving look of Christ at his personal judgment, which makes that Purgatory bearable. However, if he is not saved, then he only hears the voice of God from (as if) behind a curtain. How terrifying is that?

      I should have noted the source, but I didn’t so I searched just now, can’t find it, but found, instead, several Protestant sources which quote St Thomas Aquinas on the subject, would you believe. I copied this site…,effects%2C%20as%20by%20us%20and%20by%20the%20damned.

      Tell you what – this is one area where I have no desire to find out if St Thomas Aquinas is right or wrong 😀

      May 28, 2022 at 8:08 pm
  • RCAVictor Reply

    We can always hope that the legion of clerical apostates, upon being informed of this death, will be reminded of the scene in Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, where Scrooge is faced with his own tombstone and radically changes course immediately thereafter.

    But to be more realistic about it, I doubt there will be any conversions until the “Vision of the Third Secret” takes place, with the city in ruins, the procession to the Cross, and martyrdom.

    May 28, 2022 at 3:33 pm
    • Josephine Reply

      RCA Victor

      That’s what I always think – it’s not until we know the full third secret that pennies will drop. That’s when we will see a big awakening – I think then, after that, or maybe right before/at the same time, we will see the Consecration of Russia, then that period of peace in the world.

      Until all of that – we’re stuck with the present chaos.

      May 28, 2022 at 4:59 pm
      • Michael 🙏

        Editor, Josephine, RCA Victor

        I am very much with you on this one.

        Michael 🙏

        May 28, 2022 at 6:40 pm
      • editor


        That’s the way to keep moving up the pay-scale 😀

        May 28, 2022 at 8:16 pm
  • westminsterfly Reply

    You’re going to get this all the time now – this Pope dead, this Cardinal dead, this Bishop dead, especially because their days would have been shortened through covid vaccination. Maybe, providentially, the Augean stables are being cleared, in preparation for the restoration of the Church that Our Lady of Good Success promised at Quito. Certainly, Cardinal Sodano was highly instrumental in delivering the Vatican 2000 ‘The Message of Fatima’ fiasco and he did his best to debunk Fatima. Our Lady of Fatima – in spite of what he did to your message – pray for him.

    May 28, 2022 at 6:11 pm
    • Faith of Our Fathers Reply

      WF . He got no a bad Innings so to speak and His Fellow Apostate Clergy don’t seem to be to worried about Hells Fire and the Last Judgement which makes you think. How many of them really believe in the tenets of The Catholic Faith.

      Let’s take the Pelosi Scandal. 3Just 3 Bishops in the U.S.A. out of 290 have backed Archbishop Cordileone decision to hold back The Eucharist from this Horrible Woman. I don’t even think that 1 in the U.K has even said He would back Archbishop Cordileone – the situation is dire. Today we had what’s called Communication Sunday with a Special Collection I certainly put nothing in as I see NO good Communication coming down from any Bishop and that’s a certainty. Of course I suppose T. C. Drafts went under Communications so nothing from Me .

      As the old saying goes You Make Your Bed and You Lie in it . I Know not this Mans Fate but from reports read it definitely doesn’t seem good.

      May 29, 2022 at 9:49 pm
      • westminsterfly

        See mine and Editor’s comments about Abp Cordileone on the Pelosi thread. One week he refuses her Holy Communion, next week he’s ordaining a ‘gay’ as a permanent deacon. ‘Cordileone’ literally means ‘Heart of a Lion’ I don’t think so.

        May 30, 2022 at 11:35 am
  • crofterlady Reply

    He was well suited to his name and that’s for sure! You are a charitable bunch, you really are. I can’t bring myself to pray for the likes of his dead self. I do pray for the Pope’s conversion because he’s alive AND his conversion would change the direction of the Church.

    May 29, 2022 at 2:43 pm
  • Michael🙏 Reply

    Dear friends

    In spite of recent events the Holy Father has just announced he shall elevate 21 new Cardinals from around the world.

    Again the college of Cardinals is now massively stacked to ensure another Pope of the same ilk. Another Pope Francis 2nd ?

    All these events demonstrate that as The Mystical Body of Christ on earth we are now undergoing our own passion just as Our Lord undertook his when he walked amongst us.

    As Catholics we and the Church on earth will continue to be scourged and chastised from the children of the Prince of this world till we like our Saviour shall rise again.

    Till that day there is martyrdom, prayer suffering and fidelity to the True Catholic Faith and not this Modernist aberration of which the late Cardinal was one of many who are still with us and operating against Christ and His Christ.

    We entrust ourselves to Christ and Our Blessed Mother.

    Every blessing

    Michael 🙏

    May 29, 2022 at 8:39 pm
  • Theresa Rose Reply

    May God have mercy on the soul of Cardinal Sodano. In death we cannot escape the Divine Judgement of God. We all would do well to remember and contemplate on the Four Last Things – Death, Judgement, Heaven or Hell, while we live. It is a terrifying thought to spend eternity in hell.

    We all know and should remember Purgatory. This is where the soul of an individual makes reparation for the sins committed during their life, before they can enter Heaven.

    If we think of the three children to whom Our Lady appeared at Fatima, that is, Lucia, Jacinta and Francisco in 1917, Lucia asked I think it was was about two friends who had died, if they were both in Heaven. One, I think was in Heaven, but the other would be in Purgatory until the end of time. If we think those in Purgatory suffer much, yes, they do. But, we know that they will at some point get to Heaven.

    It is scary to think of spending eternity in Hell. Scary! It is terrifying, hating God and suffering for eternity. No wonder we need the Rosary, but most especially the Mass.

    May 29, 2022 at 10:54 pm
  • Leitourgos Reply

    Err … sorry to break up the party, but isn’t there something in that book that we are all supposed to have read … you know the one … What’s it called?… Ah, yes, that’s it: The New Testament, in which that Jesus chappie — you know him, the one we all here purport to follow as faithful disciples in the fulness of Catholic tradition — says something along the lines of ‘Judge not, that ye be not judged.’

    We would — all of us — do well not only to meditate on Jesus’ command not to judge, but especially on his words which immediately follow: ‘For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again’ (Matthew 7:1-2). Note the reason that Jesus warns us against rushing to judgment. The danger in passing judgment on others is that we will have our own standard come back to haunt us, like the spirit of judgments past, to continue in the theme of A Christmas Carol so beloved by RCA Victor.

    Only God has the knowledge to judge perfectly. When we condemn someone’s behavior, whether it’s blatantly sinful or just different from my own, we are almost always wide of the mark. This is why Jesus could be so forthright in moments like his condemnation of the Pharisees and in cleansing the Temple.

    Cardinal Sodano — a Bishop and an old man to boot who has been very seriously ill for some time — has gone to his maker. Of our sweet charity, let us pray for his soul in the hope that someone, somewhere, will one day pray for our souls, and leave it at that. It will be for future Church historians to assess his service, an undertaking likely to involve rather more than the back of a fag packet.

    One has the impression that all too often there is a spiritual pride abroad here of the ‘all truth and no charity’ variety which not only fails to inform and convert, but makes an already bad situation worse.

    Perhaps the next thread should be on the need for all of us to examine our consciences, neutralize our acidity and cut it off at its source, and post only in order to advance our mutual understanding of a topic.

    May 30, 2022 at 3:38 am
    • Faith of Our Fathers Reply

      It seems that you Sir come up with Bergoglio’s Statement ” Who am I to Judge ” which is now a Homosexuality Mantra. Who would have thought Years ago that homosexuals Marching in these Horrible Pride things where some people walk NAKED in the Streets carrying Banners with Bergoglio’s words. A supposed Pope, As the Ed said NONE of us has Judged this Man but have certainly said Now He will be Judged.

      Also as for Christ’s words they were not said in the context you have mentioned. Remember St John the Baptist called out Herod for taking His Brother’s Wife, Christ certainly did not condemn John the Baptist.
      Also I know not if you are a Parent or not for if you are we Judge people and rightly so who come in contact with our Children or Grandchildren on a Daily Basis. As for saying we think we’re better than others we should be as we should be setting an example for the M.S.M are just ready to pounce on any wrong we do.

      May 30, 2022 at 2:28 pm
  • editor Reply


    There is not a single blogger here who has made any definitive judgement on the soul/destination of Cardinal Sodano – and that is what we are forbidden to do. We are not prohibited from considering – objectively – what takes souls to Hell. That is essential, not least, for our own sake. Great saints have preached on the subject.

    You, on the other hand, are – by your own standards – extremely judgmental. Consider this penultimate paragraph in your latest posting here…

    One has the impression that all too often there is a spiritual pride abroad here of the ‘all truth and no charity’ variety which not only fails to inform and convert, but makes an already bad situation worse.


    May 30, 2022 at 9:09 am
  • editor Reply

    N O T I C E. . .

    Please pray for John, a friend of mine who is very seriously ill, indeed. His family believe him to be dying, and are, naturally, heartbroken, not least because he is suffering a great deal of physical pain. Their suffering is all the greater because, to quote from a message received this morning, “… he is such a good man. He’s completely honest, honourable, loyal and has utter integrity.” I can vouch for that, having known him for many years now, and my reply includes an assurance that this great suffering is a sign that John is very special to God, hard as it is to understand that, given our limited human minds.

    Please pray for them all, especially John, and another friend of mine (Paul) who is also unwell. Remember them especially on this the eve of the Feast of the Queenship of Our Lady.

    Thank you.

    May 30, 2022 at 9:17 am
    • westminsterfly Reply

      Will do

      May 30, 2022 at 11:38 am
  • Michael 🙏 Reply

    Dear Editor

    My prayers are with John.

    Every blessing

    Michael 🙏

    May 30, 2022 at 1:26 pm
  • Theresa Rose Reply


    I too will pray for John.

    May 30, 2022 at 3:38 pm
  • westminsterfly Reply

    Archbishop Cordileone’s strange behaviour continues: Scroll down to read. Offering congratulations to Bishop McElroy – a known pro-gay bishop and Cdl McCarrick supporter on being made a Cardinal. The plot thickens . . . There is a LifeSite news petition to stop McElroy being made a Cardinal.

    May 30, 2022 at 8:42 pm
    • editor Reply


      I’ve signed the petition.

      May 30, 2022 at 8:55 pm

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