Skip to comments.This Holy Week and the Rest of Your Life (Fr. Corapi on dour situation in the world)
Posted on 05/05/2009 1:09:17 PM PDT by NYer
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I posted this, though, because of the relevance of his message. He expounded on this theme last night, when he appeared as the guest on Johnnette Benkovic's program on EWTN. Fr. Corapi spoke of the darkness of the world and cautions us to always look to the Light of Christ, or one risks being sucked into the darkness. Excellent show!
Death Wish! THE IMPENDING SUICIDE OF A ONCE GREAT NATION.
A great pick me up!
This death wish has marched toward its logical and inexorable conclusion with little opposition from leaders--political, legal, or religious. The world knows the Catholic Church and any self-respecting and faithful Christian roundly reject abortion and all of the other nails in the coffin of contemporary society, but the defense of life has been weak. Weak leadership, whether in society in general, or in the Church in particular, is punishment for sin. The Old Covenant has examples enough of the Chosen People being turned over to exile and their enemies because of infidelity. They lamented, We have no priest, prophet, or king. These were taken away because of infidelity. In recent times large numbers of Catholics and other Christians rejected Pope Paul VIs landmark and prophetic encyclical Humanae Vitae, on Human Life. A majority of the bishops of Canada did so publicly, formally, and in writing with their infamous Winnipeg Statement.
The great Archbishop Fulton Sheen lamented bitterly in the 1970s that the prophetic spirit of Christ had all but been extinguished in the contemporary Church. Today there are many CEOs, all too few Apostles. Are we afraid of a fight? Do we fear rejection, misunderstanding, or derision? Are we cowed and intimidated by fallacious notions of the separation of Church and state? Could we be afraid of persecution? Could we be afraid of losing our tax-exempt status? Have we declared détente with evil?
Would that the bishops of this country take the time to read this rather than just a few of us lowly laypeople.
Yes ... his conversion story is truly amazing and encouraging for us sinners :-). He has been ill for some time and cut back on his lectures but his health has now improved and he has begun the speaking circuit again. EWTN is running a new Corapi series, Saturday night’s at 10? He is just what the doctor ordered for our times.
for later, in keeping with my effort to make the most of Holy Week.
“Fr. Corapi spoke of the darkness of the world and cautions us to always look to the Light of Christ, or one risks being sucked into the darkness.”
Boy, that sure is the TRUTH! :)
He’s going to be in Buffalo this Aug. 15th - I saw him in MA a few years ago, and he was great! There’s info at fathercorapilive.com (I know this sounds like a shameless plug, but there it is)
I would like very much to know the feelings of this good man of Christ on Obama speaking at the commencement at Notre Dame, given Obama’s statements on abortion. I’d bet he wouldn’t like what Father Jenkins has done, or rather is doing.
Absolutely awesome! This is the third time I have read this (I get his e-mails) and it is just wonderful.
I don’t know anyone else who hits the nail on the head like Fr. Corapi!
I could not agree more. He cuts to the chase like no one else can..I wish he would head to congress and give those infidels a good talking to..they need to hear his message especially the likes of Kerry et al.
I think those of us who have heard this great man speak, we know what he would say to 0bama..and he would not mince words. I wish he were going to be there too.. 0bama is pure evil...if one could say evil was pure..but you get the drift.
Almost makes me wonder if Fr Corapi were in the presence of 0bama, whose voice would we hear coming from the depths of 0bama..his or the devil himself.
If I could only tell you how badly I have needed to hear this message recently. With everything going on around me, I have been having the worst breakdown you can possibly imagine.
I thank you for posting this. I think it may be time for me to take a retreat.
Fr. Corapi bump for reading
Corapi never deployed to Viet Nam. He was injured in a helicopter accident during training in Panama. He was sent back to the States for rehab while the remainder of his unit deployed to Viet Nam. They were all killed in combat. Corapi ended up being sent to Germany as a clerk due to his injury.
The Abundant Life episode with Father Corapi will be rebroadcast on Wednesday 6 May at 2:00 PM EDT and Friday 8 May at 10:00 AM EDT.
Wonderful message. He’s so right on. Jesus and Jesus alone is our salvation and our anchor in a world that has gone mad. Thank you, NYer.
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