I do not want to needlessly start another Father/Mr John Corapi thread.
However, I am troubled by two questions:
(1) how was Father Corapi able to live such a shocking double-life? Surely someone in EWTN or in the Catholic apologetics network knew how he really lived or what he was really doing? I just cannot understand how he was able to go on as he did and no one knew. Even the Pope has a confessor and are we not always supposed to be under authority? The Corapi episode has surprised me and caused me to ask how other Catholic apologists, in retrospect, did not know the real Corapi and did not ever question him. We cannot just pretend John Corapi never happened, "nothing to see here - move along". Corapi preached a big sermon about Christian living, especially to Catholic, all the while he was leading this completely hypocritical life. There needs to be an explanation by Fr/Mr Corapi's promoters of what they knew about his life and, if they did not know, then why were they ignorant of the real John Corapi? This must not happen again.
(2) what is to happen to all of the material possessions he had, such as the luxury cars, boats etc? Were these the result of Catholic donors giving him money for his apostolate? If so, is there any move to return the money to donors? I cannot understand how Father/Mr John Corapi can retain all of the financial benefits if they were money donated to further the Church's work.
Yes we should all pray for John Corapi, especially after that video of him in the Harley Davidson jacket with the dyed beard.
But we should also pray for our Church and for any whose faith has been shaken by learning the shocking truth about a pastor they once respected and heeded.
We should also pray for our priests -- there are so many holy, devout priests who have given up their all for our Church and all of us.