Comments for: Vatican in chaos after pope’s butler arrested for leaks Vatican in chaos after pope’s butler arrested for leaks The investigation is continuing into a scandal that has embarrassed the Holy See by revealing evidence of internal power struggles, intrigue and corruption Read More Vatican in chaos after pope’s butler arrested for leaks Back to story → Guidelines for posting on bangordailynews.com The Bangor Daily News and the Bangor Publishing Co. encourage comments about stories, but you must follow our terms of service. Keep it civil and stay on topic No vulgarity, racial slurs, name-calling or personal attacks. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked. The primary rule here is pretty simple: Treat others with the same respect you'd want for yourself. Here are some guidelines (see more): It should be noted this is not a comprehensive list. Don't insult one another or the subjects of BDN stories. 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Quite often, we won't see a comment until it's reported. Questions about why a comment was — or wasn't — deleted? E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know your username and where you posted or saw the comment. That's about it: Stick to writing about the stories; be civil; be kind; enlighten your neighbors. And we'll keep moderating posts to try to ensure everyone meets those standards. Anonymous It is now crystal clear one of the reason for the right wing bishops opposition to the Obama administration is their fear their bank would lose business from people like Romney,who hide money in tax haven banks offshore. Naran Row-Spaulding You’re going to need some Aleve after that stretch. Anonymous This is a really odd comment. Anonymous This is an ancient, corrupt, venal, institution who’s only purpose is to secure power and wealth. There is nothing holy about the catholic institution. Read a little history on the Borgia popes if you really want to see the true nature of the institution. Anonymous The Baptists, Evangelicals and Mormons are all the same way. Their goal is power and wealth and the Bible is the best method for making this wealth. Some how I don’t think Jesus approves. cherry blossom Your uninformed statement doesn’t jibe with the millions of dollars donated by catholics and dispersed by catholic charities to help the poor every year. But don’t let the facts sway you. ChuckGG Admittedly, I would like to see the spreadsheets on this – how much goes to charity and how much is retained for overhead. Catholic Charities, Inc., gets some pretty hefty contracts from governments for their “charity” work. Somehow, it does not come across to me as “non-profit,” but I do not know. I suspect those numbers are held pretty close to the religious tunic. And, of course, we likely never will know. We just have to trust them. Without a doubt, they have seemingly the worst public relations “damage control” staff in existence, especially for an organization as old as theirs. Of course, they are not accustomed to people calling them on the carpet, what with them being omnipotent and all. Anonymous Well I’ll certainly agree with the millions of dollars doanted by the faithful with good intentions every year. I don’t think you’ll find the disbursements quite match the donations though. I think the followers of this faith are well meaning people looking for salvation (just like the followers of any faith), my issue is with the institution. If you wish to discuss facts, please do a little reading on the Borgia popes, or dispensations, or a long list of other corrupt practices that provide the foundation for this institution. For it exists solely to gain power and wealth. Anonymous Well apparently the Catholic church wants nuns to spend more time on denouncing abortion and gay marriage than it does helping the poor: http://usnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/05/10/11597887-us-priests-reportedly-behind-vatican-crackdown-on-nuns?lite Anonymous The catholics are good at helping the poor and disadvantaged. Shame about the leaders and priests. Anonymous “The butler did it”…..That sounds familiar. Anonymous LOL Anonymous Maybe the Catholic Church should focus more on their predatory priests and getting rid of the money changers, and less on using a cherry-picked Old Testament verse to propagate their hatred. Anonymous What does ‘consecrated women’ mean? Doesn’t sound too good for the women! But, of course, this IS the Catholic church, one of the most horrible institutions on this planet. May it all come tumbling down around them. Nothing would make me happier. Every time I see that picture of this pope that the news media uses I get the shivers, he looks so evil. Anonymous Sign me up!! I want to join this amazing patriarchal organization who hates everyone who isn’t male, straight and catholic, who covers up for their pedophile priests and who’s leader wears a coffee filter on his head while wearing fabulous dresses. Sounds legit to me!!! Conley Raye Is Dan Brown on this ? Anonymous I have always felt that orginizing religion, gaining wealth, and power were corrupting to the purpose of religion. Go back to the beginning when it was volunteer, had no church buildings, had no official charieties because its members shared what they had, and hadn’t invented the collection plate. That was the religion under Jesus. Nor is Christianity the only religion that the need for wealth and power has corrupted. You really don’t need any of those things to practice relgion or live up to its ideals. God doesn’t need your money and has never asked for any of it. God doesn’t need anything from you that you can’t freely give. DevilDude Catholic Church? Corrupt? You don’t say. Anonymous The saintly former Archbishop of Boston, Cardinal Law–Harvard class of 1953–is reportedly trying to get things moving for becoming an official saint of the Church after he dies. Rumor has it that he has the strong support of Maine’s Bishop Malone in this endeavor. Anonymous Corruption? within the church? you dont say! Anonymous Tax the catholic church. They have the rights of a country, bank and get out of jail free card for pedophiles. Guest Nothing worse than having a leaky butler. eh Anonymous no one expects the vatican inquisition! does the pope still use castrati in his choir? Anonymous Makes me know why I can no longer trust anyone when you can not even trust the Pope. But then again I have known my whole life that religion is 10% prayer 90% financial. Guess that is why I gave up going to church and decided if God is everywhere then why pay to pray.