Skip to comments.Statement of Santa Cruz Media, Inc. Relative to Fr. Corapiís Suspension
Posted on 03/25/2011 9:17:33 AM PDT by jobim
Santa Cruz Media, Inc. is the owner of all of Fr. John Corapis intellectual property and the DVDs, CDs, and books that flow from it. We are a secular corporation and not affiliated with the Catholic Church in any way. As such, we are not under the jurisdiction of any bishop or other official in the Catholic Church, although we have the utmost respect for Church authority.
We fully support Rev. John Corapi in this terrible trial, not surprisingly having begun on Ash Wednesday. Through the sacrifice and struggle of the desert and all of the dark moments that this entails, we are confident that the glory of the risen Lord will shine forth from the power of the Resurrection and Easter.
We have consulted with a number of canon lawyers. They have assured us that the actions of the Bishop of Corpus Christi, Texas are, on several points of canon law, illicit. It is our fervent hope that The Dallas Charter will be changed because of false accusations like this. There is no evidence at this time that Fr. Corapi did anything wrong, only the unsubstantiated rant of a former employee, who, after losing her job with this office, physically assaulted me and another employee and promised to "destroy" Father Corapi. We all continue to pray for this person, and we ask you to do the same.
We sincerely believe that the work Fr. Corapi has done is of greatest value to the Church, hence hated by the devil. We fully intend to make Fr. Corapis material available as a service to the Church and the world for as long as we possibly can.
The Church provides no financial support to Fr. Corapi. He has to pay for his own legal representation, medical costs, food, housing, etc. We have never accepted donations or charitable contributions of any kind. We are supporting Fathers efforts to defend himself. Your purchase of products from Santa Cruz Media helps provide the funding for Father's continued work as well as the legal expenses he continues to incur as a result of these malicious allegations.
Father Corapi and all of us here at Santa Cruz Media, Inc. greatly appreciate your kindness, support, and prayers. Please continue to pray for Father Corapi and his accuser, as well as all priests who find themselves in this unfortunate situation.
Sincerely yours in Christ,
Bobbi Ruffatto Vice President of Operations Santa Cruz Media, Inc.
What is he to alleged to have done?
Search Free Republic for the dozen past stories on this. In brief, a former employee has charged -what else- sexual advances, triggering an automatic suspension of duties of Father Corapi while information is gathered.
Let’s begin today with Salvation’s recommendation, and carry out the Novena for Father Corapi. Today would be Day One.
We are praying for and remain united with Father Corapi during our Lenten sacrifices. Certainly praying for the deranged today and for the REAL victims of real abuse.
Though things are rapidly changing in our country and in our Church, we still emphatically believe that one remains innocent completely, until proven guilty.
I am glad to hear more about the accuser in this case. It does sound like a disgruntled, ex-employee with an ax to grind and Satan more than willing to keep her motivated.
Father Corapi has been instrumental in my deepening faith and love for the Catholic Church and my heart broke when I first heard of this incident. We love you Father Corapi and we pray for a quick end to this ordeal!
I also pray that the Church leadership reexamine their policies and procedures in regards to unsubstantiated claims like this one.
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