Praying for him at this time seems the best thing to do for me.
I loved Father Corapi and saw him as a man’s priest, which to a great extent is a type mostly missing among the priesthood in the modern Catholic Church, in the West, as priests have turned over the sacred things to women and girls; in leadership, at the Alter, Holy Communion, the Adoration Chapel; as well as running RCIA, the charitable and social actions, the clubs, the Bible School, the Bible studies, the office, the newsletters, the parish councils, the elementary schools, and frequently, the plant.
Corapi drew men deeper into their faith, sought them out and taught them. He revived their manhood and brought them Mary and The Rosary.
For all these things he remains appreciated and his type sorely missed.
I believe he suffered addiction and that his fall was a result— something we saw happening before our very eyes.
I am not surprised that he may be in intensive mental health counseling, including spiritual counseling, and I certainly wish him mercy and peace. His salvation is most important, whether he ever returns to teaching again.
Thanks be to God if he is just out of that awful state of mind and if he has been able to depart from that hold on him of the darker life. It is usually a life long battle against addictions and I am happy to pray for his healing.
Lord, have mercy.