I have seen Fr Corapi on EWTN several times. His own personal story is amazing..
He is a man who was a soul survivor of his unit when in Viet Nam. Later he went to college and got his degrees in financial areas. For a number of years he was employed in NV as I think an auditor or some kind of function for the Gov at that time. Later he went on to CA and was involved in real estate..he became a millionaire and was in the company of some Hollywood types and eventually met up with a bad influence called drugs..Long story short, Fr Corapi ended up in the VA hospital for an extended period of time and then discharged. His mother sent him a ticket home and at some point with her influence he went to see a local priest who referred him to another priest too. He determined then he would become a priest. The second priest had his doubts about how successful Fr Corapi would be..well he was ordained in Rome by the Pope.
I was impressed when he told his history at one speech I saw on TV.He has been at the heights and he has been a bum on the streets..so he has the “cred” to talk the talk because he has indeed walked the walk on both sides of good and bad.
posted on 05/05/2009 1:20:53 PM PDT
by celtic gal
(I think the democRATs should change their logo from a jackass to a RAT with a long tail.)
To: celtic gal
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.
posted on 05/05/2009 1:38:31 PM PDT
("Run from places of sin as from a plague." - St. John Climacus)
To: celtic gal
He is a man who was a soul
(sic) survivor of his unit when in Viet Nam.
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.
posted on 05/05/2009 7:19:54 PM PDT
by A.A. Cunningham
(Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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