Skip to comments.Father John Corapi Update
Posted on 06/18/2011 4:03:22 PM PDT by marshmallow
Herewith a series of links to the exploding blogosphere regarding l'affair Corapi. This will be my last post on this subject. In the meantime.........knock yourselves out.
My First Reaction to the Corapi News. (Patrick Archbold, Creative Minority Report)
Gentle Bishop Mulvey of Corpus Christi (Home of Fr. Corapi's Order) (Devin Rose)
Fr. Corapi Announces He's Leaving the Priesthood (Marianne Medlin, CNA/EWTN News)
Prayer and the Priesthood (Sister Lisa Marie Doty F.D.C.C., Nunspeak)
Fr. Corapi; How Did We Get Here? (Chris Owens, Benedictus Dominus)
Final Thoughts on l'affair Corapi (Deacon Scott Dodge, Καθολικός διάκονος)
The Tragedy of Fr. Corapi (Richard Collins, Linen on the Hedgerow)
Corapi, The Morning After (Deacon Greg Kandra, The Deacons Bench)
Fr. Corapi is Obviously Not Padre Pio (Steve Kellmeyer, The Fifth Column)
Xtra Normal Fr. Corapi (Giuseppe Ambrose, The Three Bs)
Fr. John Corapi and the State of Due Process For Accused Priests (Ryan MacDonald, CL)
What Can an Ex-Priest Do? (Deacon Greg Kandra, The Deacons Bench)
Yes, it is. I'd heard about Fr. Corapi, but I'm always suspicious when someone is so 'revered' out of what seems all proportion.
Good Lord, looks like the Christians, like the conservatives, eat their own!
And every comment is backed up with a sanctimonious ‘we’ll pray for him” or “I always thought something was strange about him” or “why doesn’t he just become a quiet martyr to the cause.
A lot of the negativity...and wow, is it ever going full blast on the Catholic sites/blogs...is jealousy of the man’s success at his ministry and how many lives he touched (yeah, but...but...) or its just because he is a priest and we have to knock them down.
With enemies like these, Catholic priests, Christians, and conservatives sure don’t need enemies.
BTW, previous public religious figures probably wouldn’t have survied the internet either..ha.
Yeah, go ahead and remind me that you are just giving “ my opinion”.
In his youtube announcement he said “once called Father” suggesting he’s leaving the priesthood.
“Good Lord, looks like the Christians, like the conservatives, eat their own!
And every comment is backed up with a sanctimonious well pray for him or I always thought something was strange about him or why doesnt he just become a quiet martyr to the cause.
A lot of the negativity...and wow, is it ever going full blast on the Catholic sites/blogs...is jealousy of the mans success at his ministry and how many lives he touched (yeah, but...but...) or its just because he is a priest and we have to knock them down.
With enemies like these, Catholic priests, Christians, and conservatives sure dont need enemies. “
Worth posting again....nail head...and for the slow of mind...he is not “revered”, he is unique because he is orthodox and conservative and he is a real man, lacking the feminization some need and desire.
And now he is calling himself the Black Sheep Dog. This is simply bizarre.
why can’t he be honest? because his lawyers won’t let him? innocent men don’t hire lawyers when there aren’t any criminal or civil charges pending. he is well aware of the woman who is accusing him, his pr statement says he “helped” her more than anyone in his life. he seems to be a self promoter ( especially with his new book, and website ) over promoting faith in Christ. where is the humility? unfortunately, whatever proof of wrongdoing he felt would convict him to the bishop will come out, it always does. unless, of course, the woman is paid a handsome price to stay silent and he lives happily ever after as a miilionaire. ah, the american dream!!
What did they expect from a Great Spiritual Warrior?
Fr Corapi has stood strong and often criticized aspects of the American catholic church...We should be supporting this priest if indeed he is standing against a beaurocracy once again.
Let me guess...you are a Catholic Basher?
If I was falsely accused of something, I sure would get an attorney..and the church CAN’T get a lawyer for him.
Yes, he is a promotor, he is a Public speaker, a TV speaker...he is getting the word out in his way..and like other famous preachers, he has a “business”..nobody got upset when Billy Graham had a huge business. Yeesh.
Didn’t Graham write a few books and have massive tent rallies , on TV ALL the time?
and of course, you are judge and jury...and already know the outcome ( ie the big payoff)..Are you sure you are not a psychic or God himself.
seriously? come on, you seriously believe this man would give up the priesthood that easily if all there was is a false charge against him and fear he wouldn’t receive a fair hearing from the bishop? you buy that? you must have also thought bill clinton, jimmy swaggart, weiner and john edwards were also innocent, come on, let’s use our common sense.
I INVITE YOU TO CLICK ON MY SCREEN NAME AND HIT THE BOX “IN FORUM”, CHECK ALL MY POSTS AND THEN WRITE ME BACK AND TELL ME IF I AM A CATHOLIC BASHER.
if i accused you of cheating on your wife, you would get an attorney? really? why, that charge doesn’t carry any civil or criminal penalty.
same situation here. the good father is accused of breaking his vows, not a criminal or civil matter. why the lawyers???
The big difference between Bishop Sheen and Fr. Corapi is that, though Bishop Sheen was a real showman, the message was never about himself, but about Jesus.
( plus, did BFS dye his beard, what’s up with that? )
This is not a reflection about an unwarranted attack. It is a constructed launch of further aggrandizement. That the priesthood will not be included in his creepy blacksheepdog efforts is a blessing.
Innocent men sure do hire lawyers in situations like this.
Simply put. I expect a civil suit has already been prepared.
A member from his media team shared this is a very exciting move for John and his fans, as for the first time, in a long time, John will be directly in touch with this fan-base by way of social networks.
I won't judge the man regarding any allegations as I am entirely ignorant of the facts. I also don't know whether he is getting anything even close to a fair treatment in this ordeal. However, what is a "media team" refer to in regards to a Catholic priest? And, fans and fan-base? Really? I would have a hard time imagining less relevant terms to the priesthood. I can't imagine why a priest would allow such references to be used on his page. It sets off alarms for me.
Another oddity to me is the tagline at the top of his page, where is written "Truth. Hope. Unleashed." Unleashed? Was he then "leashed" as a priest? I have to say that the use of "unleashed" by a man in this situation gives the impression of a celebration of a newly acquired freedom that was lacking and missed previously. In this context the term makes me uncomfortable, and like the above comments leaves me wondering about what is really happening here.
1 Peter 5:5
Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble.
It is odd that he should call himself the Black Sheep Dog, but even more disconcerting is that video. When I watched it, I could scarcely believe it - the creepy images of wolves and sheep reflected in the eyes of black canine.
I am sorry I called you a Catholic Basher.
Nowadays, its good advice to hire a lawyer...anytime you are in such a situation. If the charges are false, the woman stands to gain lots of money from the church just to “settle”, like the docs often “settle outside of court”.
The church can’t hire one for him..he is on his own.
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