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Father Corapiís Bombshell[Catholic Caucus]
http://www.ncregister.com ^ | JOAN FRAWLEY DESMOND

Posted on 06/20/2011 5:56:20 AM PDT by fatima

The popular speaker announces plans to leave the priesthood amid an investigation into allegations of misconduct, and his religious superior breaks his silence on the investigation. A Register news analysis.

http://www.ncregister.com/daily-news/father-corapis-bombshell?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+NCRegisterDailyBlog+National+Catholic+Register&utm_content=Google+Reader#When:2011-06-20

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TOPICS: Catholic; Current Events
KEYWORDS: corapi; fathercorapi; frcorapi
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1 posted on 06/20/2011 5:56:22 AM PDT by fatima
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To: fatima

Nice to see a lot of details without a lot of blame and condemnation. I will pray for Fr. Corapi.


2 posted on 06/20/2011 6:07:19 AM PDT by bboop (Stealth Tutor)
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To: bboop

Link doesn’t work.


3 posted on 06/20/2011 6:25:38 AM PDT by balch3
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To: bboop

nevermind, it does now.


4 posted on 06/20/2011 6:34:40 AM PDT by balch3
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To: fatima

Just listening to him, he comes across as a bit of a narcissist. Whether he is innocent or ‘guilty’, I have no opinion.


5 posted on 06/20/2011 7:15:37 AM PDT by Dudoight
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To: Dudoight

Reading his statement he comes across (IMHO only) as a bipolar sufferer going through a manic stage.


6 posted on 06/20/2011 7:27:52 AM PDT by lastchance ("Nisi credideritis, non intelligetis" St. Augustine)
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To: lastchance

You hit the nail on the head.

And how many cases of Bipolar Disorder manifest years after drug abuse? I’ve heard of it.

Perhaps his problems stem from this. But no matter what, you think he would have learned from Charlie Sheen that these rash moves get you no where.

I’m praying for him. God never said it would be easy or comfortable for us here.


7 posted on 06/20/2011 7:53:50 AM PDT by netmilsmom (Happiness is a choice)
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To: fatima

I have been unable to sleep since this announcement. John Corapi has always been one of my biggest heroes and I feel like the devil has dealt the church a horrific blow with this scandal.

May God have mercy on us.


8 posted on 06/20/2011 9:13:20 AM PDT by diamond6 (Check out: http://www.biblechristiansociety.com/home.php and learn about the faith.)
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To: netmilsmom

Agreed.


9 posted on 06/20/2011 9:17:47 AM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: diamond6

And this is where we all err. We make heroes out of people who are fellow sinners. That is always a mistake.

Jesus is our hero. The rest of us are all servants.

We should all strive to remember that, and we won’t be set up for certain failure (or set someone else up for cartain failure).


10 posted on 06/20/2011 9:20:13 AM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: diamond6

This is something I remember, when thinking about Corapi:

Our regular-guy parish priest, who came to our house and visited my dying husband, who goes to the hospital every day with prayers and the Eucharist for the sick, who manages all the committees, sees all the drop-ins needing a handout, says mass every day and three times on Sunday, answers all the phone calls, takes care of all the diocesan record keeping, pays all the parish bills, writes all the sermons, and does it all with a smile, a blessing, and sometimes a joke — he’s my hero-priest.

Wonderful guy, unsung, doing his job, praising God, living a quiet life. Up before dawn and working into the night.

Corapi was never my hero. I may be one of the few who didn’t care for his video sermons. The devil may have tried to deal the church a blow, but remember, when we are knocked down to our knees, that is a wonderful position to humble ourselves and pray...;-D I pray for Corapi, but not for him to be restored, I pray that God gathers him close and heals his soul.


11 posted on 06/20/2011 9:30:58 AM PDT by Judith Anne ( Holy Mary, Mother of God, please pray for us sinners now, and at the hour of our death.)
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To: diamond6

((((Hugs)))))) I was like that once over a priest personality many years ago.I promised myself never again.


12 posted on 06/20/2011 10:12:24 AM PDT by fatima (Free Hugs Today:))
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To: Larry Lucido

Amen.


13 posted on 06/20/2011 10:17:42 AM PDT by Juana la Loca
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To: fatima; lastchance

Most people whom he has helped just want a presumption of innocence and that includes yours truly. This was a good article based on known facts only. Thank you for posting it. Agree lastchance, in that, he appears to be a bipolar sufferer going through a manic stage which would leave his judgement impaired. He almost died a couple of years ago of a physical illness, coupled with his history of drugtaking, it left his psych vulnerable, and to top it all off comes this woman’s accusation, it was perhaps the straw. He’s spoken about this woman’s accusation before so it’s been working on him, she also accused some of his workers, something which knowing him, are people he protects fiercely, that, along with the many innocent brother priests who were treated badly, some dumped, by some Bishops. I think he’s taking all their pain, suffering and troubles as his own, and on their behalf will fight for changes. It’s who he is...

I was an addict (alcoholic) and he brought me home by permitting God to use him as a tool and in this capacity he’s brought many lost souls back to Him. He’ll always have my love, loyalty and respect, though will add I’m not blinded. I want the presumption of innocence for both - period.

May the good Lord protect him. May the holy Mother, and all the angels and saints pray for him. May he be treated with gentleness, kindness, and love by all concerned. Prayers for the accuser(s). Prayers for our Bishops and His Church.


14 posted on 06/20/2011 10:50:57 AM PDT by bronxville (Sarah will be the first American female president.)
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To: Judith Anne

You have a wonderful parish priest. God bless him and also you and your family.


15 posted on 06/20/2011 10:57:39 AM PDT by bronxville (Sarah will be the first American female president.)
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To: bronxville

((((Hugs))))


16 posted on 06/20/2011 11:04:37 AM PDT by fatima (Free Hugs Today:))
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To: bronxville

I forgot to mention he mows the parish lawn, shovels the sidewalks and parking lot (has machines), puts out salt when there’s ice, etc, etc. He eats with the poor on Wednesdays when the parish serves a free lunch, too. Spreads smiles and blessings all around, prays at the drop of a hat.

He’s not alone — he’s not an odd priest — he’s one of the countless parish priests bless us all, and bring God’s blessings to us, no matter what. These men will never be famous, never be rich, but will always live close to the heart of God and always in our memories.


17 posted on 06/20/2011 11:08:29 AM PDT by Judith Anne ( Holy Mary, Mother of God, please pray for us sinners now, and at the hour of our death.)
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To: fatima

“I am a retired Roman Catholic Bishop, Bishop Emeritus of Corpus Christi,”
http://abyssum.wordpress.com/2011/06/18/a-few-thoughts-on-father-corapis-announcement-yesterday/
FIRST OF ALL LET ME ESTABLISH THAT I HAVE NOT SPOKEN WITH FATHER CORAPI.

The fact that he has chosen the nom de plume of The Black Sheep Dog is revealing: he cares for the flock of sheep he has been ministering to all these years, sheep that he well knows are of the Lord’s flock, not his.

As a suspended priest he cannot function publicly as a priest, but he can continue to evangelize as long as he does not present himself to the public as a priest.

Click the link.


18 posted on 06/20/2011 11:37:11 AM PDT by fatima (Free Hugs Today:))
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To: bronxville

“He’s spoken about this woman’s accusation before so it’s been working on him, she also accused some of his workers, something which knowing him, are people he protects fiercely, that, along with the many innocent brother priests who were treated badly, some dumped, by some Bishops. I think he’s taking all their pain, suffering and troubles as his own, and on their behalf will fight for changes. It’s who he is...

I was an addict (alcoholic) and he brought me home by permitting God to use him as a tool and in this capacity he’s brought many lost souls back to Him. He’ll always have my love, loyalty and respect, though will add I’m not blinded. I want the presumption of innocence for both - period.

May the good Lord protect him. May the holy Mother, and all the angels and saints pray for him. May he be treated with gentleness, kindness, and love by all concerned. Prayers for the accuser(s). Prayers for our Bishops and His Church”

Well said, bronxville.


19 posted on 06/20/2011 11:54:50 AM PDT by BlatherNaut
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To: Larry Lucido
Jesus is absolutely my ultimate hero and always will be. In fact “God-hero” is one of my favorite references towards Christ.

It was just so refreshing to hear Fr. Corapi speak “the truth” when so many at the pulpit don't. I was never one of those who thought Corapi was a narcissist. I never got the impression that he had a huge ego, in fact he often would put himself down and give all the credit and glory to God that he had the gift of speaking.

I think this is a good reminder to us all, to me, that we REALLY need to pray MORE for priests, and for him particularly.

Just my 2 cents :)

20 posted on 06/20/2011 12:22:19 PM PDT by diamond6 (Check out: http://www.biblechristiansociety.com/home.php and learn about the faith.)
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