Skip to comments.Accused: Father Corapi Placed on "Administrative Leave" - Updated
Posted on 03/20/2011 5:39:53 AM PDT by johniegrad
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 again, that they now dont have to deem the complaint to be credible or not, and it is being applied broadly to respond to all complaints. I have been placed on administrative leave as the result of this.
Ill certainly cooperate with the process, but personally believe that it is seriously flawed, and is tantamount to treating the priest as guilty just in case, then through the process determining if he is innocent. The resultant damage to the accused is immediate, irreparable, and serious, especially for someone like myself, since I am so well known. I am not alone in this assessment, as multiple canon lawyers and civil and criminal attorneys have stated publicly that the procedure does grave damage to the accused from the outset, regardless of rhetoric denying this, and has little regard for any form of meaningful due process.
All of the allegations in the complaint are false, and I ask you to pray for all concerned.
(Excerpt) Read more at patheos.com ...
Discuss the issues all you want, but do not make it personal.
I assume that is a universally applied rule?
"Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.
Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?
Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.
A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.
Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.
Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them." -- Matthew 7:15-20
If you need help understanding Christ’s words, keep reading the Bible and pray for the Holy Spirit to guide your study.
I understand the bible passage. My questions is rather; what do you mean to imply by it?
The beauty of Scripture is that even a child can understand it.
These are lovely hints and all, but please just come straight out with it. What exactly do you want me to take away with me from your post?
The words of Christ are not “hints,” lovely or otherwise.
They are “spirit” and “life” (John 6:63) for those given ears to hear and eyes to see.
Certainly not. But your posts are full of oblique statements. Cease to beat around the bush, please, and explain how you believe that bible passage applies to the case of Father Corapi.
I'm not doing that.
Christ's words are clear to anyone with eyes to see and ears to hear.
By which you are implying...What?
I've answered your questions. I've given you the words of Christ as an example of sound Christian teaching on discerning the wheat from the tares.
If you are still confused, go back to the Bible and read it.
How, in your opinion, does that particular bible quote apply to the case of Father Corapi?
I'm looking for one straight answer; not inferences, not hints, not implications.
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