As I’ve stated in a few other threads, I liked listening to Fr. Corapi.
But isn’t all this attention to one man a little bit, um, much?
When did priests become rock stars?
I don’t know ANY of these ‘authors’ of stories ... and until I see a name I recognize ... I’m just taking all this with a grain of proverbial ‘dead sea’ salt.
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I haven’t read all of them, but I looked at a couple, plus the article that was posted here yesterday.
I have to agree with the three that I read: Whether or not Fr. Corapi was guilty of sexual molestation of some kind, and whether or not the current procedure mandated by the bishops is wise, Fr. Corapi seems to have gone off the deep end with his statement.
I do think that the current “guilty until proven innocent” procedure is highly questionable. But I also think Fr. Corapi is reacting unwisely to his terrible predicament.
False claim on his part. I could care less about the alleged womanizing.
No jump wings, (parachutist badge) no Green Beret. Corapi told a little Green lie.
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I’m familiar with only one of these folks. Devin Rose has a podcast of Catholic apologetics and faith formation, as well as a recent book I’ve purchased. But I’ve decided to wait on reading any more of Father Corapi, at least for a day or two.
Thank you for compiling this list. I have been thinking a great deal today about Fr. Corapi’s decision and I still can’t make sense of it. Persecution is the usual price for denouncing Satan. Although I can only imagine how frustrating his situation must be for him, I would think he could have persevered a little longer. For someone who I believe was a former boxer, he certainly seems to have a glass jaw.
I'm thinking these are the same demons that have probably dogged him (how's THAT for a pun?) his whole life.And I agree. Watch his creepy video if you like:
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That headline is misleading. In the story, Fr. Corapi says he's suspending his public ministry as a priest, since that is what was demanded of him by his religious superiors. He doesn't say 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 ‘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”.
And now he is calling himself the Black Sheep Dog. This is simply bizarre.
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.
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.
All of this about Fr. Corapi leaving the priesthood is brought about by the attacks on the Catholic Church. First came the attacks, then came the lack of action on the part of the Church to defend the accused priests, then came the payoffs.
Perhaps, Fr. Corapi is leaving the priesthood to make a point. And that point is that the Church should give an accused priest a fair trial and demand proof of guilt before deciding to pay off the accuser. I am talking strictly about a Church trial. If the accuser is not happy with the results, let him/her demand a non-Church trial where he/she must prove their claim.
One of the articles you list mentions a priest, long dead, who was accused of sexually assaulting a minor many, many, many years ago. The Church paid the claim even though there was no proof of wrong doing. Time for that to stop.