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Old Jul 8, '11, 8:32 pm
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Default What Happened to Fr. John Corapi?

My father is a devout Roman Catholic and was a big follower of Fr. Corapi on EWTN. All at once he was no longer on his regular program slot. I must admit that although I didn't agree with much of what he preached, I did enjoy listening to him. What happened to him?
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Old Jul 8, '11, 8:39 pm
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Here is an article about it.
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Old Jul 8, '11, 8:40 pm
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The situation is very sad. There are several other threads about this, but to summarize *very* briefly, Fr. Corapi voluntarily left the priesthood after apparently seriously credible (but as of yet unproven) allegations came to light that he was abusing drugs and alcohol, involved in illicit sexual relations including prostitutes, and possessed in excess of $1 million dollars in money, goods, and property in violation of his vows.

The situation is evolving constantly and there is still a lot we do not know.
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Old Jul 8, '11, 8:44 pm
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Here is another thread with more information involving the allegations:

http://forums.catholic.com/showthrea...ghlight=corapi
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Old Jul 8, '11, 8:55 pm
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*big sigh*

Where have all the good men gone?

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Where have all the good men gone?

The only good in men is the good God puts in us. Luke 18:19
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I was going to go and read the other threads, but they were multiple pages long. Thanks for posting this.

So is there anything current on Father Corapi? Has the Order done anything? Is he going to be laicized?

God bless.
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Old Jul 9, '11, 12:07 am
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No one really knows where this is headed, other than the fact that John Corapi will no longer be acting as a spiritual leader. He lost that standing when he resigned against his prelates desires. Even if he isn't guilty of wrong doing as accused, he did do wrong in ignoring his promise to obey. We wish him well, but we need to pray for him and all priests struggling with pride. Humility is the beginning of wisdom.

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Old Jul 9, '11, 6:23 am
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No one really knows where this is headed, other than the fact that John Corapi will no longer be acting as a spiritual leader. He lost that standing when he resigned against his prelates desires.
Actually, he lost that standing on Ash Wed. when he was placed on admistrative leave. He was to remain suspended until the investigation was completed, then he effectively blocked the investigation by filing a lawsuit for libel against his accuser. The canon law states that witnesses cannot be pressured or coerced in any way. He was asked to withdraw the lawsuit and refused. He also had non-disclosure agreement with other key witnesses that also worked at Santa Cruz Media, which he would not lift,either.

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Even if he isn't guilty of wrong doing as accused, he did do wrong in ignoring his promise to obey. We wish him well, but we need to pray for him and all priests struggling with pride. Humility is the beginning of wisdom.
He also has amassed an embarassing amount of personal property and has been selling the gospel for profit through his DVD's and CD;s.
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Nothing mysterious it's something we probably witnessed more times than we can keep track up. Success, lack of supervision, mammon and pride...I guess he became a celebrity.

I suppose there must be a patron saint for celebrities, those in the public eye that want to do the right thing but may be tempted otherwise to overindulge and reject the good counsel of their close friends.
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Old Jul 9, '11, 7:58 am
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Actually, he lost that standing on Ash Wed. when he was placed on admistrative leave. He was to remain suspended until the investigation was completed, then he effectively blocked the investigation by filing a lawsuit for libel against his accuser. The canon law states that witnesses cannot be pressured or coerced in any way. He was asked to withdraw the lawsuit and refused. He also had non-disclosure agreement with other key witnesses that also worked at Santa Cruz Media, which he would not lift,either.



He also has amassed an embarassing amount of personal property and has been selling the gospel for profit through his DVD's and CD;s.
This is precisely how I am understanding it now as well. Thank you for your response. I have now found much information on it on the Anglican website of www.standfirminfaith.com
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I suppose there must be a patron saint for celebrities, those in the public eye that want to do the right thing but may be tempted otherwise to overindulge and reject the good counsel of their close friends.
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I think that only the Holy Spirit could change this situation.
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Fr. Corapi probably decided to move on to live a private life.
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Old Jul 9, '11, 6:54 pm
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The lastest on Corapi as of 7/9/ can be seen on the blog the Deacon or The Advent. He put out a video wearing a Harley Davidson jacket and dungarees stating he is moving on. His Order released a statement a couple of days ago stating that they had conducted an investigation with trained experienced professional investigaters and found out there were numerous problems including sexting several woman in Montana, affairs with prostitutes etc.
Of course with him suing the accuser and stopping the investigation the Order wanted to clarify it`s findings and also stated that Corapi owned over a million dollars in realestate and a boat ramp numerous luxury autos and a motorcycle which was against his vow of poverty and according to SOLT he was requested some time ago to return to his community and he
refused. The Order felt it had to release a statement since Corapi was hurling charges at the
Bishop and the Order. According to Corapi and the Order he has resigned and also left the
priesthood to pursue his corporate interests. This was all made public by Corapi and there has been almost daily updates on the situation. Sadly it is time to move on, as he states in his video and let God sort it all out and pray for all those involved and hope they have learned that
it is not the messenger but the message that matters and above all pray for Corapi.
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Fr. Corapi probably decided to move on to live a private life.
That is just what is so confusing and distressing. He was called upon by SOLT to come live in community, and suffer his suspension while supported by them. This basically means he would live a private and contempletive life, rather than putting himself out as a public figure. He could be faithful to his promises to the community to be obedient, chaste, and live in poverty while setting an example for the flock.

He could have "moved on" in obedience to his SOLT superior, and achieved a more private life without all this public scandal and disarray.
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