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  • The Fall of an American Idol, Season 2 [Fr. Corapi]

    11/15/2011 7:05:24 AM PST · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    New Oxford Review ^ | October, 2011
    This is the New Oxford Note we didnt want to write. We had been hoping against hope that the accusations against Fr. John Corapi, the popular, charismatic radio and television evangelist, were unfounded. We truly wanted to believe him when he asserted his innocence. He was, after all, a man who, by the grace of God, was lifted out of a life of drug abuse and debauchery, who reverted to the faith under the guidance of the Blessed Virgin Mary, was ordained a priest by Pope John Paul II, and who went on to preach the Gospel with an infectious...
  • Fr. Corapi's order finds him guilty

    07/10/2012 5:10:30 PM PDT · by Fred · 19 replies
    CNA ^ | July 5, 2011 | CNA
    Robstown, Texas, Jul 5, 2011 / 03:13 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Father John Corapis religious order has found him guilty of substance abuse, sexual activity and violating his promise of poverty. A July 5 press release from the Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity (SOLT) said that while Fr. Corapi was involved in public ministry he had sexual relations and years of cohabitation with a woman known to him, when the relationship began, as a prostitute. The investigative team also found that he repeatedly abused alcohol and drugs, recently engaged in sexting activity with one or more women...
  • AS THE NEW YEAR STARTS, FATHER JOHN CORAPI VANISHES OFF THE RADAR SCREEN (Cath Caucus)

    01/12/2012 3:40:54 PM PST · by NYer · 34 replies · 1+ views
    PatrickMadrid ^ | January 2, 2012 | Patrick Madrid
    This is noteworthy: Father John Corapi’s Internet presence at sites such as the www.theblacksheepdog.us and http://theblacksheepdog.wordpress.com has vanished, ditto for his presence on YouTube and Facebook. No one I know has any clue what happened to him, but there are several possible scenarios that would explain this. The one I hope is correct is that he has reconciled with the S.O.L.T. order he once was a member of and, more importantly, that he has reconciled with the Catholic Church, from which it certainly seemed he was distancing himself in the wake of all the unpleasantness that erupted last year.In any...
  • Fr. Corapi Folds the Black Sheepdog Website - Speculation Begins

    01/03/2012 7:01:29 AM PST · by marshmallow · 19 replies · 6+ views
    I noticed a couple weeks ago that the Facebook page of the "Black Sheepdog" (BSD) quietly slipped off the radar. The only Corapi Facebook pages that remain are run by fans. The BSD blog and website were still up, but there had been no activity for some time. Seems to me that when I decided to peek about two weeks ago, the last entry was from around Labor Day in September. No mention was made that anything was wrong. Today, traveling around the Catholic blogosphere and on Facebook and Twitter is a link to the now defunct website http://www.theblacksheepdog.us/. All...
  • Corapi corrupted part V: an orthodox Catholic schools a modern Lutheran

    07/24/2011 9:11:58 PM PDT · by mlizzy · 40 replies
    Fighting Irish Thomas ^ | 7-21-11 | Tom O'Toole
    It's sad to see the Roman Catholics feed on each other like this. How unsavory! As a Lutheran, I find it more important to look for the positive Christian contributions of Mr. Corapi, which are significant. And while Luther reformed the "pay for indugence" [sic] scams of early Popes, Mr. Corapi may correct the misguided investigation procedures directly related to the anxiety ridden child abuse chronciles [sic] of the Roman Catholic Church. --Anonymous, 7-10-11 [F]irst to set fire to their synagogues or schools and to bury and cover with dirt whatever will not burn, so that no man will...
  • Father Corapi will not obey order to return to community

    07/23/2011 7:27:10 PM PDT · by reefdiver · 39 replies
    Catholic Culture . org ^ | July 08, 2011 | Catholic Culture
    Father Corapi will not obey order to return to community July 08, 2011 Father John Corapi has announced that he will not obey the order from his superior in the Society of Our Lady of the Holy Trinity (SOLT) to leave his private Montana compound and live with other members of the community. In a stinging public statement released July 5, Father Gerard Sheehan, SOLTs regional priest servant, had announced that the popular preacher and television personality is not fit for ministry and revealed that an investigation of Corapis affairs found a pattern of misconduct, including sexual relations and cohabitation...
  • Father Corapi Still Teaching

    07/14/2011 4:59:44 AM PDT · by NYer · 29 replies
    CE ^ | July 14, 2011 | Patti Maguire Armstrong
    When giants fall, the ground shakes. Father John Corapi was a giant and many are still shaken at his downfall. I’ve read all the terrible twists and turns in this surreal case of a SOLT (Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity) priest who had many in the Catholic world by their hearts. It’s a great plot for a movie: popular, iconic priest who leads many to God and, in the end, himself falls. Wait, “fall” isn’t a big enough word. Maybe: plunges from meteoric heights of esteem among the faithful.His Darth-Vader-like voice that preached Christ resonated with...
  • A Well Reasoned and Balanced Appraisal of the Father John Corapi Case (Catholic Caucus)

    07/12/2011 10:22:42 PM PDT · by sockmonkey · 45 replies
    Abyssum Abyssum Invocat ^ | July 12, 2011 | John Stevens
    The below are my comments on the situation of Fr. Corapi regarding the charges that have been leveled against him. I may appear uncharitable in places as that is a weakness that I struggle with. I have tried to convey my thoughts as charitably as I am able. Please forgive me if I have failed to do this in any way. John Stevens I am one who still supports Fr. Corapi. I do not adulate people no matter who they are. I do not place Fr. Corapi on a pedestal. But for Gods grace he is capable of anything. I...
  • Of Gods and Men and John Corapi (Catholic Caucus)

    07/09/2011 11:50:48 AM PDT · by NYer · 62 replies
    The Anchoress ^ | July 9, 2011 | Elizabeth Scalia
    The remarkable film Of Gods and Men is out on Netflix, and if you haven’t seen it yet, I urge you to put it on your queue and move it to the top. It is one of the best films I seen in years — gripping, moving, enlightening and insightful. I can’t think of a film in recent memory that so truly and respectfully portrays the life of faith, the religious life, and most especially the value, use and meaning of liturgical prayer and the sacramental, Holy Mass — how these enhance the life of faith, deepens its roots so...
  • My Response Regarding Tuesdays Press Release From SOLT (Catholic Caucus)

    07/07/2011 3:03:05 PM PDT · by NYer · 31 replies
    Black Sheep Dog ^ | July 7, 2011 | John Corapi
    I am going to answer in a simple, straight forward way what seem to me the main elements of the action taken against me by the Diocese of Corpus Christi and the Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity.Regarding my personal financial situation—From the earliest days (more than twenty years ago) the Founder of the Society of Our Lady, Fr. James Flanagan, encouraged me to support myself and the Church as well. He said they could not afford to support my ministry and me personally because of the unique nature of the mission. At every step of the...
  • NEW Statement from SOLT on Father John Corapi [Catholic Caucus]

    07/05/2011 10:29:33 AM PDT · by Jeff Chandler · 157 replies
    EWTN ^ | July 5, 2011 | Rev. Gerard Sheehan
    NEW Statement from SOLT on Father John Corapi Tuesday, July 05, 2011 Here is the statement that I received this morning: July 5, 2011 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE From: Rev. Gerard Sheehan, solt Regional Priest Servant Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity Robstown, Texas Fr. John A. Corapi submitted his resignation from the Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity ("SOLT") early in June. SOLT is a Society of Apostolic Life of Diocesan Right with its regional office in Robstown, Texas. While SOLT does not typically comment publicly on personnel matters, it recognizes that Fr. John...
  • Former Sacramento priest (Fr. Corapi) files suit against his accuser

    06/30/2011 2:23:34 PM PDT · by NYer · 46 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | June 30, 2011 | Jennifer Garza
    A former Sacramento priest and nationally known speaker has filed a lawsuit against the woman who accused him of sexual misconduct.The Rev. John Corapi, who served as the director of Catholic Faith Formation in Sacramento in the 1990s, filed a lawsuit in the 11th Judicial District Court of Montana, where he now lives. He alleges that his accuser committed libel and that a letter she wrote to his religious superiors contained "numerous false, malicious and unprivileged statements" about the priest. He is suing for punitive and unspecified compensatory damages.Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests on Wednesday publicized Corapi's lawsuit,...
  • Father Corapis Bombshell[Catholic Caucus]

    06/20/2011 5:56:20 AM PDT · by fatima · 30 replies
    http://www.ncregister.com ^ | JOAN FRAWLEY DESMOND
    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
  • And The Truth Shall Make You Free

    06/23/2011 12:29:20 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 9 replies
    Conversion Diary ^ | 6/21/11 | Jennifer Fulwiler
    So, umm, Father Corapi. Yeah. Wow.For those of you who arent familiar with the situation, heres a summary. Long story short, the ministry of the great Fr. John Corapi as we know it has come to an end. He says he will continue to serve under the name The Black Sheepdog for now, and of course theres always the possibility that he could one day return to his role as a priest in good standing with his religious society (as unlikely as that may seem at this point, nothing is impossible with God!) But I think its safe to say...
  • Voris, Corapi, And The Ned Flanderification Of Catholic Commentary

    04/18/2011 5:16:03 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 21 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | Sunday, April 17, 2011 | Pat Archbold
    If you are lucky, you may have missed the current debate rippling through the Catholic interwebs. Actually, it is a debate that comes up from time time to time, this time it just happens to involve video provocateur Michael Voris. Voris contributes to the website RealCatholicTv.com. He produces several videos a week talking about issues related to faith, politics, and culture. No big deal, lots of us speak or write about these subjects every day. What makes Voris a hot topic of debate is mostly style and occasionally a little substance. Having only watched a handful of Voris videos, I...
  • "The Greatest" of Falls? Was Corapi Complicit in The Euteneuer Scandal? [Catholic Caucus]

    03/27/2011 11:54:45 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 11 replies
    Renew America ^ | 3/27/11 | Tom O'Toole
    On Ash Wednesday I learned that a former employee sent a three-page letter to several bishops accusing me of everything from drug addiction to multiple sexual exploits with her and several other adult women. There seems to no longer be the need for a complaint to be deemed "credible" in order for Church authorities to pull the trigger on the Church's procedure, which was in recent years crafted to respond to cases of the sexual abuse of minors. I am not accused of that...[but] I have been placed on "administrative leave"...I'll certainly cooperate with the process, but personally believe that...
  • New Information on the Fr. Corapi Situation

    06/22/2011 7:17:19 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 6 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | June 20, 2011 | Jimmy Akin
    1. Based on an agreement with the founder of his order, Fr. Corapi established a Montana-based media business under his financial control. 2. At some point, Fr. Corapi pays several persons who have business dealings with him to sign non-disclosure agreements regarding events during their term of employment. 3. There is a falling-out with one non-disclosure signer, an employee (presumably 2 occurred before 3, though this is not absolute). 4. The disgruntled signer from 3 complained to religious or ecclesiastical superiors (specifically: the current bishop of Corpus Christi), alleging sexual and drug-related charges against Fr. Corapi. 5. The current...
  • Corapi's 10 Percent Solution [the sacramental life was only 10 percent of his priesthood]

    06/22/2011 8:21:13 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 24 replies
    Patheos ^ | June 21, 2011 | Greg Kendra
    Of all the bizarre comments contained in John Corapi's rambling speech on Monday, there was one that struck me as especially strange, and particularly sad. Near the beginning, when he makes clear that he's not actually leaving the priesthood, but only suspending his public work as a priest (and dropping the title "Father"), he shrugs off the impact this will have on his life. Nothing much will change, he says, explaining that he really had little to do with the sacraments, anywaysaying mass, hearing confession, anointing the sick. "I didn't do very much of that quite honestly in the twenty...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Calling Back Black Sheep Dog HOME Four friends...plead not to leave priesthood

    06/22/2011 9:01:27 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 27 replies
    Reasons for Faith via You Tube ^ | 21.06.2011 | Jesse Romero John Garcia Terry Barber
    Four friends of Fr. John Corapi plead to him not to leave the priesthood.
  • Official SOLT Statement Regarding Fr John Corapi (Catholic Caucus)

    06/20/2011 2:52:39 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 57 replies
    SOLT News ^ | 06/20/2011 | Fr Gerrard Sheehan, SOLT
    As the Regional Priest Servant of the Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity (SOLT), I issue the following statement on behalf of the Society. On 16 March 2011, the Bishop of Corpus Christi, Texas, and the SOLT received a complaint against Fr. John Corapi, SOLT. As is normal procedure and due to the gravity of the accusation alleging conduct not in concert with the priestly state or his promises as a member of an society of apostolic of diocesan right, Fr. Corapi was suspended from active ministry (put on administrative leave) until such a time that the...
  • Accuser selling Fr. John Corapis Rosary Blessed by John Paul II? (Catholic Caucus)

    06/20/2011 6:54:44 AM PDT · by NYer · 58 replies
    Orate Fratres ^ | June 19, 2011
    From Facebook: “The seller admits to being Fr. Corapi’s accuser. She says she is raising money for her ministry yet the ebay account is personal and not a ministry account. This keeps getting more interesting by the minute…” View the auction from eBay… Up for bid is a very special Rosary that was carried by Father John Corapi (the priest seen on EWTN) during his formative years as a priest. He carried and prayed this Rosary during his years in the Seminary, while he was a Deacon, during his studies in Spain and long after being ordained a priest. In...
  • Father Corapis Bombshell

    06/20/2011 5:51:48 AM PDT · by WaterBoard · 10 replies
    ncregister.com ^ | 06/19/2011 | JOAN FRAWLEY DESMOND
    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. Raising more questions than it answered, the message did not state the precise reason why Father Corapi chose to resign from the priesthood, rather than waiting for the outcome of SOLTs investigation of the alleged misconduct.
  • Fr. Corapi Announces He's Leaving The Priesthood

    06/19/2011 4:43:03 AM PDT · by ConservativeStLouisGuy · 26 replies
    CNA ^ | June 18, 2011 | Marianne Medlin
    In the wake of being suspended over what he claims are unproven allegations, popular speaker Fr. John Corapi announced that after 20 years in ministry, he's leaving the Catholic priesthood.I am not going to be involved in public ministry as a priest any longer, he said in an online post. There are certain persons in authority in the Church that want me gone, and I shall be gone.In a June 17 post on a website with the title of his new ministry Black Sheep Dog, and a related YouTube video clip, Fr. Corapi outlined his reasons for leaving. He said...
  • Father John Corapi Update

    06/18/2011 4:03:22 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 87 replies · 1+ views
    Various | 6/17/11
    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...
  • About Fr. John Corapi with observations about our times (Fr. Z weighs in)

    06/18/2011 8:46:09 AM PDT · by NYer · 25 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | June 18, 2011 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    I haven’t written much about Fr. John Corapi, because I honestly don’t know much about what is going on. I don’t know the details. But I am sad to read that he is leaving active ministry. I am profoundly sad.Fr. Corapi and I were ordained together, by John Paul II, in 1991. I didn’t know him at that time. After ordination I think I only ran into him twice, at conferences were we were both speakers. So, I don’t know him. I don’t know what is up with his life or situation and I won’t speculate. Nevertheless, by that tendril...
  • Fr. Corapi Has Lost It

    06/18/2011 3:43:34 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 49 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | Saturday, June 18, 2011 | Jimmy Akin
    Fr. John Corapi has published a statement—also available in video form—in which he has announced that he is leaving active ministry as a priest. He’s right. He is. And he has. Unless something extraordinarily improbable occurs, he will never again function as a Catholic priest. And it’s his fault. I do not know whether he is guilty of the sexual misconduct of which he is apparently accused. I have no way of determining that. Frankly, from what is known of the situation, the entire thing sounds weird, and it did from the beginning. Both what was known about the accuser’s...
  • God love you, God bless you, and Good-Bye [Catholic Caucus]

    06/17/2011 10:15:35 PM PDT · by sitetest · 125 replies
    The Black Sheepdog ^ | June 17, 2011 | John Corapi
    This Sunday, June 19, 2011, is both Trinity Sunday on the Catholic liturgical calendar and Fathers Day on the secular calendar. It is a day Ill never forget, and sadly so. It is the twentieth anniversary of my ordination to the priesthood in the Catholic Church. For twenty years I was called father. I am very thankful for those twenty years. I could have easily died any number of times, any number of ways in my life before that, so I consider it all a bonus, an undeserved bonus. To all of you that have communicated support, ordination anniversary congratulations,...
  • God Love You, God Bless You, and Good-Bye. (Statement from Father Corapi: leaving the priesthood)

    06/17/2011 6:11:52 PM PDT · by Yossarian · 107 replies
    The Black Sheep Dog (Father John Corapi's Blog) ^ | 6/17/2011 | Father (?) John Corapi
    God Love You, God Bless You, and Good-Bye. Jun 17 Posted by The Black SheepDog This Sunday, June 19, 2011, is both Trinity Sunday on the Catholic liturgical calendar and Fathers Day on the secular calendar. It is a day Ill never forget, and sadly so. It is the twentieth anniversary of my ordination to the priesthood in the Catholic Church. For twenty years I was called father. I am very thankful for those twenty years. I could have easily died any number of times, any number of ways in my life before that, so I consider it all a...
  • Father Corapi put on leave following accusations [Catholic Caucus]

    03/19/2011 12:02:54 PM PDT · by NYer · 36 replies
    fathercorapi ^ | March 19, 2011 | Fr. John Corapi, SOLT
    A Call for Prayer On Ash Wednesday I learned that a former employee sent a three-page letter to several bishops accusing me of everything from drug addiction to multiple sexual exploits with her and several other adult women. There seems to no longer be the need for a complaint to be deemed credible in order for Church authorities to pull the trigger on the Churchs procedure, which was in recent years crafted to respond to cases of the sexual abuse of minors. I am not accused of that, but it seems, once again, that they now dont have to...
  • Father John Corapi and the State of Due Process for Accused Priests [Catholic caucus]

    04/04/2011 7:45:22 AM PDT · by Mary Kochan · 33 replies
    Catholic Lane ^ | 4/04/11 | Ryan MacDonald
    Unlike many cases of accused Catholic priests, accusations against Father John Corapi have focused a spotlight on due process in the Catholic Church. "A zero-tolerance policy without due process that de facto impugns the reputations of the accused is immoral. The Church has a duty to protect the innocent, even if the innocent is a priest. Of course, the Church has a moral duty to make sure that the scandal of abuse and cover-up is never repeated, but it cannot willfully sacrifice the reputations of the innocent . . . The end does not justify the means. I do not...
  • EWTN says pulling Fr. Corapi programs respected Church authority

    04/01/2011 3:43:38 PM PDT · by NYer · 5 replies
    cna ^ | April 1, 2011 | Marianne Medlin
    Fr. John Corapi at Chaifetz Arena in St. Louis on May 1, 2010. Credit: Patrick Novecosky Irondale, Ala., Apr 1, 2011 / 04:11 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Eternal Word Television Network said its decision to halt programming by the popular speaker Fr. John Corapi followed the lead of legitimate Church authority. EWTN has an obligation to uphold the discipline and teachings of the Church, president Michael Warsaw said on April 1. In the networks thirty years of existence, our practice has always been to discontinue airing programs featuring any cleric whose priestly faculties have been suspended, even if temporarily,...
  • SOLT and Father John Corapi - Superior offers a look into the society's relationship..with priest

    04/01/2011 12:41:16 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 20 replies
    NCR ^ | 03/31/2011 | JOAN FRAWLEY DESMOND
    The Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity is in the spotlight, following the allegations of misconduct against one of its members, Father John Corapi. The Register spoke with Father Gerard Sheehan, regional priest servant, based in the Diocese of Corpus Christi, Texas, to learn more about the charism of the order and its rules for members. What are the distinctive elements of the Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Blessed Trinity? The Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Holy Trinity (SOLT) is a society of apostolic life. We were founded in 1958, and...
  • Assessing the Father Corapi Case - What is known, and what isnt.

    04/01/2011 12:09:27 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 8 replies
    NCR ^ | 03/31/2011 | JOAN FRAWLEY DESMOND
    Father John Corapi of the Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity (SOLT), among the nations most popular Catholic evangelists, was placed on administrative leave following allegations of misconduct leveled against him by a former employee. Announced on the priests personal website, the news shocked Catholics who have been inspired by his robust articulation of Church teaching, and his powerful personal conversion story. He stated, On Ash Wednesday I learned that a former employee sent a three-page letter to several bishops accusing me of everything from drug addiction to multiple sexual exploits with her and several other adult...
  • Questions About Father Corapi's Military Records Raised, Again

    03/30/2011 9:22:12 AM PDT · by 0beron · 34 replies
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | 3/28/11 | Tancred
    Heads up... the first time it got out there was a few years ago, and someone took some time debunking it back in two thousand eight.
  • Priests and Pedestals

    03/28/2011 10:13:42 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 36 replies
    Patheos ^ | March 23, 2011 | Fr. Dwight Longenecker
    The accusations against Fr. John Corapi have unleashed a firestorm of comments from his devoted followers and those who are not impressed by him. Elizabeth Scalia sums it up here with common sense and compassion. I have nothing much to say about Fr. Corapi himself, except that these things are complicated. Right now everyone should step back, take a deep breath, withhold judgment, and wait to see what happens. I have no opinions at all about Fr. Corapi. All I know is that he is a Catholic media star, is supposed to be a holy man, a great preacher and...
  • Official EWTN Statement Regarding Fr.John Corapi [Catholic Caucus]

    03/26/2011 8:34:40 AM PDT · by NYer · 10 replies
    ewtn ^ | March 25, 2011
    Official EWTN Statement Regarding Fr.John Corapi Dear EWTN Family: We are aware that many of our supporters are disappointed in EWTN's decision to remove Father John Corapi's programs from the Network during his administrative leave. We too are greatly disappointed that EWTN had to make this difficult decision. We can assure you that it was made with much prayer and careful discernment.The fact is that Father John's own religious community has placed him on administrative leave and his capacity to function publicly as a priest has been suspended during the investigation of the charges against him. This was officially...
  • Statement of Santa Cruz Media, Inc. Relative to Fr. Corapis Suspension

    03/25/2011 6:01:58 PM PDT · by Celtic Cross · 14 replies
    Santa Cruz Media | Recently | Bobbi Ruffatto
    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...
  • Corapi accuser promised to destroy priest after being fired: claim [Catholic Caucus]

    03/25/2011 3:13:57 PM PDT · by NYer · 18 replies
    Life Site News ^ | March 25, 2011 | KATHLEEN GILBERT
    Fr. John Corapi KALISPELL, Montana, March 25, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A leader of the company that manages Rev. John Corapi’s media has claimed that the recent accusations against the popular priest were launched by a “disgruntled” former employee who vowed to “destroy” Corapi’s reputation. Corapi, a well-known Catholic personality and member of the Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity (SOLT) who has been extremely outspoken on the life and family issues, has been placed on “administrative leave” in consultation with the diocese of Corpus Christi, Texas, where SOLT is based. The move was in reaction to a...
  • Statement of Santa Cruz Media, Inc. Relative to Fr. Corapis Suspension

    03/25/2011 9:17:33 AM PDT · by jobim · 4 replies
    Santa Cruz Media, Inc. ^ | March 25, 2011 | Bobbi Ruffatto
    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...
  • Superior: Corapi will be investigated internally [Catholic Caucus]

    03/22/2011 2:04:01 PM PDT · by NYer · 10 replies
    Catholic Review ^ | March 21, 2011
    CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas Father John Corapi, a popular author and preacher who has had speaking engagements all over the world, has been placed on administrative leave from priestly ministry over an accusation of misconduct. We have received an allegation that Father Corapi has behaved in a manner unbecoming of a priest and are duty-bound to conduct an investigation into this accusation, said Father Gerard Sheehan, a spokesman for Father Corapis community, the Texas-based Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity. Father Sheehan, who has the title regional priest servant, issued the statement March 18 on behalf of...
  • A Call for Prayer [Fr. Corapi Accused of Sexual Misconduct][Catholic Caucus]

    03/19/2011 9:19:28 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 21 replies
    On Ash Wednesday I learned that a former employee sent a three-page letter to several bishops accusing me of everything from drug addiction to multiple sexual exploits with her and several other adult women. There seems to no longer be the need for a complaint to be deemed credible in order for Church authorities to pull the trigger on the Churchs procedure, which was in recent years crafted to respond to cases of the sexual abuse of minors. I am not accused of that, but it seems, once again, that they now dont have to deem the complaint to be...
  • Diocese confirms Fr. Corapi suspended pending investigation of sexual allegations

    03/21/2011 12:29:45 PM PDT · by BlueDragon · 91 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | Mon Mar 21, 2011 13:19 EST | John-Henry Westen
    Fr. John Corapi, a much-loved priest in the pro-life movement, has reported on his official website that he has been accused of drug addiction and sexual involvement with several women. As a result of the accusation he has been placed on administrative leave. On Ash Wednesday I learned that a former employee sent a three-page letter to several bishops accusing me of everything from drug addiction to multiple sexual exploits with her and several other adult women, Corapi said in a note on his website. All of the allegations in the complaint are false, and I ask you to pray...
  • Fr. Corapi's "deep pockets" [Catholic Caucus]

    03/21/2011 1:09:20 PM PDT · by Brian Kopp DPM · 18 replies
    Faith, Reason and Health blog ^ | 3/21/2011 | Brian Kopp
    Monday, March 21, 2011 Fr. Corapi's "deep pockets" There is an aspect of the abuse allegations against Fr. Corapi and the accompanying lawsuit that many people have overlooked. Qui tam False Claims Act lawsuit Corapi filed a qui tam False Claims Act lawsuit against Redding Medical Center cardiologist Chae Hyun Moon after Dr. Moon informed Corapi in 2002 that he was in immediate need of triple bypass surgery, but then told Corapi the procedure could wait three weeks. Corapi decided to seek other medical advice, and it was found he had perfectly clear arteries. Corapi ultimately went to the FBI...
  • 36 Hours after Corapi-Stormfall UPDATED [Catholic Caucus]

    03/21/2011 9:57:32 AM PDT · by NYer · 13 replies
    The Anchoress ^ | March 21, 2011 | Elizabeth Scalia
    “God knows full well all that is happening and if Father Corapi is innocent as he claims, then perhaps the priest is being used as a poster child to fix a broken process. “ — Diane Korzeniewski, TeDeum Laudamus Blog Those are the sanest words yet written about this story, which is producing a lot of sound and fury in some quarters, signifying not-much, and producing little-to no light.I can’t remember if it was a comment or an email but someone actually wrote these words: This man is pretty much America’s lone voice of the Church’s Truth. What astonishing...
  • Fr. Corapi: Convicted Already? [Catholic Caucus]

    03/21/2011 9:47:37 AM PDT · by NYer · 8 replies
    NC Register ^ | March 20, 2011 | Pat Archibold
    Father Corapi, the dynamic and well known evangelist, broke the news on his own website this weekend that he has been placed on ‘administrative leave’ following wide ranging accusations of misconduct by a former employee.  Fr. Corapi is adamant that the accusations are baseless and he decries the de facto policy that now finds accused priests guilty until proven innocent so as to avoid further embarrassment as he puts it, “just in case.” There seems to no longer be the need for a complaint to be deemed “credible” in order for Church authorities to pull the trigger on the Church’s...
  • Accused: Father Corapi Placed on "Administrative Leave" - Updated

    03/20/2011 5:39:53 AM PDT · by johniegrad · 59 replies
    The Deacon's Bench ^ | March 19, 2011 | Deacon Kandra
    The celebrated speaker and televangelist posted the following statement on his web site:On Ash Wednesday I learned that a former employee sent a three-page letter to several bishops accusing me of everything from drug addiction to multiple sexual exploits with her and several other adult women. There seems to no longer be the need for a complaint to be deemed credible in order for Church authorities to pull the trigger on the Churchs procedure, which was in recent years crafted to respond to cases of the sexual abuse of minors. I am not accused of that, but it seems, once...
  • Father Corapi: The Catholic Church Ultimately Cannot Fail In Her Mission!

    01/01/2011 3:34:33 PM PST · by mlizzy · 60 replies
    Courageous Priest ^ | 1-1-11 | Fr Corapi
    Reflecting the thought of the church through the ages, the Catechism (#760) reminds us that Christians of the first centuries said, “The world was created for the sake of the Church.” God created the world for the sake of communion with his divine life, a communion brought about by the “convocation” of men in Christ, and this “convocation” is the Church. Many people have problems with the Church quite simply because they do not understand its origins, its mission, or its end. The Catholic Church is not a mere human invention, like a political or social entity. The Church is...
  • Father Corapi: What Really Matters?

    12/26/2010 7:08:05 AM PST · by mlizzy · 3 replies · 1+ views
    Courageous Priest ^ | 12-25-10 | Fr Corapi
    As The World Spins Out Of Control, Remember To Stay Close To Jesus And His Blessed Mother At Christmas Time And At All Times. The blessed and joyous time of Christmas is here again. Christmas is, of course, the best time to recall that Jesus, the Son of God, in fact was born in a poor stable or cave on a cold night -“for us men, and for our salvation.” Amidst the escalating uncertainty and chaos of the modern world we must sit still for a moment and remember what really matters.In recent years major corporations have been vaporized in...
  • Spiritual 9-1-1: Your Spiritual "Chain" of Survival!

    12/10/2010 7:12:02 PM PST · by mlizzy · 2 replies
    Courageous Priest ^ | 12-10-10 | Fr Corapi
    All of us have had times and experiences when we’ve needed help. Spiritual help, right now! In the United States and Canada, the telephone number used to call for police, fire, or ambulance emergency services is “911.” When we call “911″ we need help immediately. Well, it often happens that people, suffering many and various things, need help from God right now. I have a “Spiritual 911″ for you if that’s the case.I received most of the inspiration for this from Mother Teresa of Calcutta, although she didn’t relate any of it to the term “911.”If you find yourself in...
  • I Disagree With Fr. Corapi! Or A Cry For Help?

    12/05/2010 11:28:31 AM PST · by mlizzy · 8 replies
    Courageous Priest ^ | 12-4-10 | John Quinn
    Is Father Corapi Wrong Or Is This A Cry For Your Help?Sometimes the comments we get are gut wrenching. When someone honestly shares their heart breaking story, it can be very emotional and yet a grace filled moment. Let me introduce you to Bobby. After you read this, can you please do me a little favor by helping out Bobby with my request at the end of the post?Bobby left us comment. One full of sorrow. He questions the comments Father Corapi left us in Father’s Christmas message to us. To refresh you here is the post. Bobby’s comment...