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WOW! SOLT Says Corapi Did It!

Update II: I spoke with the editor of NC Register and he has stated to me that multiple sources confirmed this is a real statement by SOLT.

Update III: The statement now appears on the SOLT website.

Update III: Matt here. When I first saw this statement from SOLT, I actually couldn't believe they were releasing this information. But the more I thought about it, I can see them being worried that some would believe Corapi's public protestations and continue following him. It seems to me that it would be irresponsible not to let people know.

Update IV: David L. had an excellent point in the combox. He said "What SOLT hasn't disclosed, is how a member of their Society could have conducted business transactions to the extent that they maintain he did, without sufficient oversight from them. If they did have oversight, they could be deemed accessories. If they did not have oversight, they could be deemed incompetent."

I don't know exactly what evidence they have but I'd imagine it would have to be pretty convincing to release this. Corapi seems like a litigious guy so I'd have to imagine SOLT has their ducks in a row on this.

SOLT, Father Corapi's order, has issued a statement that summed up says. "Yeah, he did it!"

SOLT’s fact-finding team has acquired information from Father Corapi’s emails, various witnesses and public sources that, together, state that, during his years of public ministry:
— He did have sexual relations and years of cohabitation (in California and Montana) with a woman known to him, when the relationship began, as a prostitute.

— He repeatedly abused alcohol and drugs.

— He has recently engaged in “sexting” activity with one or more women in Montana.

— He holds legal title to over $1 million in real estate, numerous luxury vehicles, motorcycles, an ATV, a boat dock, and several motor boats, which is a serious violation of his promise of poverty as a perpetually professed member of the society.

Read more: http://www.ncregister.com/daily-news/father-john-corapi-resigns-from-solt/#ixzz1RFcUrplp
A statement of this kind is highly unusual to say the least. But if this stuff is substantiated (and it would appear to be) there is no way that SOLT could allow him to continue to portray himself as the victim and portray himself as a Catholic 'leader' of some sort. No way. Terrible. Sad. Infuriating. And so much more.

Update: Some people are suggesting the SOLT statement isn't real. I have it on good authority that it has been verified otherwise the Reg would not have run it. It is legit. SOLT says he did it all.

Update II: I spoke with the editor of NC Register and he has stated to me that multiple sources confirmed this is a real statement by SOLT.

More commentary to come. Still trying to take it in.

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69 comments:

Anonymous said...

I've said it before and I'll say it again: there has always been a certain ego maniacal finesse to his preaching. All we can do is pray and do our best to live a gospel-based life.

The Ranter said...

This is a sad occasion. As I've said elsewhere, we need to step up our own efforts to pray and sacrifice for the priests we know, personally in our own lives. They need it!

Matt said...

The statement is not on the SOLT website or blog. Was it a hoax? Hackers?

Jennifer Merkel said...

After the whole Maciel debacle, it seems like a prudent practice to take people one at a time, and remember that a "cult of personality" can be built around anyone. If we look at a figure that is supposed to reflect Christ, and it seems that that person has attracted the multitudes to his own light, rather than that of Christ, it might be a good idea to look under the sheepskin and see if there is a set of long white teeth...

Matt said...

And yet, we must remember that what good he did preach is still good and just even if it came from the lips of a sinner. God have mercy on us all.

Anonymous said...

A bunch of anonymous and unsubstantiated claims? Is this all there is? Are we going to see any evidience of wrongdoing or just have to take the word of the people who are upset that Corapi didn't want to return to live with the SOLT community?

I'm very willing to consider that Corapi was a total fraud (God knows the Church is loaded with them), but at some point do we get to see any actual EVIDENCE of that or do we just take the word of some anonymous "fact finding" team.

jjalsevac said...

Pat,

Is there a # where I can call you? I've been calling everyone under the sun to confirm this statement.

You can call me at (705)652-9438

John Jalsevac
Assistant Editor
LifeSiteNews.com

Joe @ Defend Us In Battle said...

What concerns me and will continue to concern me on this is that a large portion of corapi's audience is not connected to the internet and twitter 24/7. So this sort of thing continues to divide friends over a bunch of "verified" reports.

While I trust the A-Bolds and the Register, to some these are just more random reports.

The man Corapi had a powerful message. It rang of truth, and regardless of his sins, the message was on target. Now the goal will be to unite everyone with the Truth of Christ.

Anonymous said...

The message was on target until recently, when it all became about "him." Still, this thing has been up for hours, now, and no one from either SOLT or EWTN or NCR is actually saying "yes, we've confirmed it." I need to see that.

Anonymous said...

pray for all involved: John Corapi, SOLT, the women, the message of Santa Cruz media. Personally I know that what is there is true. BUT does that taint the message? Just as a Mass is licit if the priest is in a state of mortal sin, do we throw out the fruit of Corapi's years of preaching? And we need to pray for the people who have hung their Catholicism on him.

Micah said...

We need to pray for Corapi and all involved. That's the first point. The second is that, sad as this news is, it needs to be made known because attacks will follow, and we need to be prepared with the facts.

Anonymous said...

It's official.

http://www.societyofourlady.net/welcome.html

Anonymous said...

I'm going to engage in some snark. I'm sorry.

Michael Voris is big on exposing corruption in the Church. God bless him.

If this is true - this is enormous corruption and exploitation of the faithful that has been going on for a very long time. Venal. Will Michael Voris devote a segment of the Vortex to Corapi?

Or just liberals?

Anonymous said...

Wait I thought that it had been stated before that the society to which Father Corapi belongs to did not make bows of poverty.

Russ Rentler, M.D. said...

I think it best if we commend the whole situation to God and let it go. Enough detraction and gossip has made us look bad to non Catholics. My plea to the Catholic blogosphere is to not re dig up the whole mess again. Let it go. The Church is 2000 years old and has faced more scandal and problems. Let us agree to move on.

Artax57 said...

It was Corapi's preaching on scripture that I followed not the man; that's what makes Catholicism great. If I wanted to follow a charismatic preacher, I'd be a protestant or baptist. My big concern is making sure my husband never finds out about what happened to Corapi. I will never hear the end of it. Scripture, magisterium and sacred tradition. Corapi is just a voice on my dvd player.

David L Alexander said...

What SOLT hasn't disclosed, is how a member of their Society could have conducted business transactions to the extent that they maintain he did, without sufficient oversight from them. If they did have oversight, they could be deemed accessories. If they did not have oversight, they could be deemed incompetent.

(Notice how I wrote the above without stating whether I think Corapi is guilty or not.)

Anonymous said...

Emails aren't generally hacked to plant evidence. They're usually hacked to steal information.

mrsschiavolin said...

It amazes me how many people "on our side" do not believe in full disclosure and transparency. I believe the people involved owe it to the public to come forward, because we as the public are a party to what has occurred. People are owed an explanation so that they can make informed judgments and move forward, just as in the Maciel case.

I agree with Alexander that SOLT has some 'splaining to do as well. How could they let this go on so long? Incredible.

Anonymous said...

John Corapi was ordained to the priesthood by Pope John Paul II on May 26th, 1991. Regardless of everything that has transpired in this situation, I believe it would be good to recommend him to such a worthy & humble intercessor as this pope. Yes, Blessed John Paul II, Pray for us all, that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

RC said...

@David: I'm voting for incompetence and laxity. His property ownership is on public record through the website of the county.

About "poverty": his community makes promises of poverty rather than vows; they are morally equally binding, but treated a little differently in canon law. (It's easier to be released from a promise.) SOLT says he made the promise as a perpetually professed member.

I think Voris already devoted a video to critiquing Corapi's "professional Catholic" critics (June 23) and their "disgusting", "self-righteous", "backbiting" tone and "overt hypocrisy". It may have been premature.

Anonymous said...

David:

Perhaps they tried over the years. Perhaps Corapi lied to them. Perhaps he threatened them. Perhaps those who gave him permission to live apart earlier benefited from the arrangement. Perhaps the current leadership of SOLT is attempting to clean up a mess left from the past. Perhaps - and there's really no perhaps on this - if SOLT had made even one move to try to reign in or supervise Corapi he would have immediately donned his Victim Suit and bellowed that THEY were trying to REIGN HIM IN because they were AFRAID of the TRUTH he was speaking.

I find your disinterest in laying any responsibility on Corapi himself for exploiting the faithful intriguing. He wasn't an infant you know. He was a grown man.

Diane M. Korzeniewski, OCDS said...

David - as to your question, I can't help but wonder if the SOLT had difficulty proceeding with doing the necessary oversight because they feared litigation. Let's face it... Corapi has proven to be a very litigious man.

Further, Corapi has, at least prior to today's statement, enjoyed the support of the former bishop of Corpus Christi.

This case reminds me of another bombshell case involving the Intercessors of the Lamb and Nadine Brown. There was long time support from a good and orthodox bishop. But, after his retirement, a new set of eyes comes in and looks at it without the same level of attachment that can come with a bishop who watches a community's birth and growth.

Maciel fooled many a good and holy people and I'm not saying Corapi is Maciel. But it just goes to show that some in the episcopacy have difficulty at times looking at a case with all the necessary objectivity and detachment.

It's all the more reason why we must pray for our priests and bishops. I suspect the Church will take the time to develop training for bishops to help them better discern emerging communities, or powerful figures, as well as existing ones.

Anonymous said...

The reason why SOLT never reigned Corapi in was because of the money he was making and his lawyers. Whenever a situation doesn't make sense follow the money trail. Corapi had his co-workers sign NDA's and now we know why. The bombshell letter was so disturbing on so many levels it made my stomach turn. The followers of John Corapi were betrayed by someone diabolically evil if the charges are true. Corapi and his followers both need prayers on this most dark day in the Catholic Church community.

Paul Zummo said...

I think he was framed. He's not guilty.

Denial ain't just a river in Egypt.

Ranting Catholic Mom said...

I think he's proven to be our Elmer Gantry. Shame on all of us for seeking the flamboyant over the substantive.

Deirdre Mundy said...

Corapi is (was?) a Roman Catholic priest. The very fact that he HAS 'Followers' is indicative of the problems.

Emeralds said...

Go read excerpts from "Coronary" for a real eye-opener.

The only shocking aspect of this story is how he got away with it for so long. Of course, Maciel taught us that these cons are expert in setting up systems that protect themselves so that they can flourish in their life of sin without getting caught.

The real scandal and source of confusion is that the beautiful Truths Corapi taught were apparently ineffective in doing good for his own soul. That's the tough part to reconcile.

Anonymous said...

All that this proves is that he is apparently sinful. What a stunning revelation. Probably like most of us - - except the creators of blogs apparently.

It does not prove that anything he taught was false, which is more than can be said for many in the clergy.

For the few who truly were "cult" followers of him, this will be very difficult to bear. For the majority who just appreciated his orthodox message, it will have no effect at all.

Michael K said...

Did anyone take note of this accusation "improper sacramental practices" This is becoming a very sad and scary situation.

The last time I saw him speak, I was not moved and was wondering who he was. However, I never saw this coming. Yea, he's capable of falling back into substance abuse, sexual relations but the whole rich man's lifestyle and improper sacramental practices. he's been radically out of control.

Colleen (Inadequate Disciple) said...

Yuck!

Ranting Catholic Mom said...

While the accuser has come out now, she clearly knew what she was doing with a priest at the time. Yuck, and double yuck. Pray for all involved, even if only writing on blogs. We all need to talk through the astonishment, grief, and anger. Writing and reading helps many of us.

Anonymous said...

Our bishops are sit and do nothing but try to find ways to raise money. I haven't met a priest in recent years that didn't live in his own apartment or house. Most bishops know if they have a bad priest on their hands, but wait, hoping it won't become public for a number of reasons, most are tragic.

Anonymous said...

Personally I think that we should stop devoting so much time to this man. That is what the devil and Corapi wants us to do. Hey any press for him is probably good press and draw more people to him and his products.

I guess I look at it as the fact that there are so many more pressing and important matters out there that when we concentrate on this guy, our attention is no longer being put on the correct thing. He was pulled by the status and celebrity of it all and I feel that we do more justice to God when we do not get pulled in that direction as well. Corapi has chosen to be "part of this world" but we can choose to be part of God's world. May we continue to pray for all our priests so that find the grace to remain faithful to God's service.

Cheri

Anonymous said...

can one simply resign from a community of apostolic life? In other words, is his resignation valid, or does it depend on a process from the SOLT?

paladin said...

If this is true (and it's starting to look that way), could someone clarify something for me? I seem to remember Fr. Corapi's private property possession being "grandfathered", since he joined SOLT before they changed their constitution to that effect. Does anyone with a better memory (or time for research, at the moment) have any data on that>

paladin said...

(That last ">" should be a "?", by the way!)

Anonymous said...

None of us have any proof from either side.

Both sides are engaging in gossip, backbiting, slander, and libel.

We are spectators and voyeurs to the gossip.

Calumny, detraction, etc. are grave sins being committed by both sides.

Tom Ryan said...

We beleaguered Catholics are easy suckers for a conversion story but before we conclude that Corapi is the next Augustine, let us recall what the first Augustine said that is so relevant to this sordid tale:

"It is a perversion for people to want to enjoy money, but merely to make use of God. Such people do not spend money for the sake of God but worship God for the sake of money."

St Augustine, City of God, Book XI, chapter 26 http://tinyurl.com/CorapiDogTail

Anonymous said...

A few weeks ago SOLT said the investigation was suspended and now they say he is guilty? Hmmm, I smell a rat. I am shocked that SOLT issued such a statement as it is nothing more than accusations with no evidence. All they have done is throw gas on the fire. No, Michael Voris was not premature-the critics of Corapi should be embarassed for engaging in gossip and calumny. Father Z has the only respectable approach:pray and no comment on the charges. Right out of the gate Catholic commentators have made judgements not only on the charges but on Father character (ego, pride....)with not one shred of evidence. We have no more evidence today than we did 2 days ago yet even Patrick seems to indicate that "yup, he's guilty". How do you figure that? Based on what? SOLT's statement? Check out Bishop Gracida's comments. I think he is spot on especially as it concerns SOLT's disregard of the faithful who benefitted from hearing solid Church teaching. SOLT should be ashamed of their actions. There was no need for a statement. The statement and most of what is online is nothing short of gossip and calumny. Really, based on what we know, no one should be posting this statement. With the exception of very few , I have lost respect for Catholic commentators. Most are nasty, snarky, and gossipy over this story. They seem to revel in Father Corapi's downfall (not you Patrick). I only wish that the commentators had spent their time building up the Body of Christ rather than tearing down not only a priest but those they accused of "idolatory". Rather than good solid writing on accepting our priests, warts and all, and that the sin didn't negate the message, we got just that: "he is a sinner, I knew it all along and his message is suspect". That last is a big paraphrase of what I have read online but I think it is accurate. And they wonder why we are so hungry for teaching. Sad, sad, sad. Pray, pray, pray.

Paul Zummo said...

Right out of the gate Catholic commentators have made judgements not only on the charges but on Father character (ego, pride....)with not one shred of evidence.

You have made numerous charges about the character and motivation of SOLT and of other Catholic commentators.

The statement and most of what is online is nothing short of gossip and calumny.

As is most of your comment.

Most are nasty, snarky, and gossipy over this story.

As is most of your comment.

Father Z has the only respectable approach

Pity that you didn't seem to heed what he actually said:

Corapi has an immortal soul. He is need of a Savior just like the one writing this and you who are reading this. And I would remind you that you, dear reader, are not sinless and neither am I. Many people who admired Corapi will want to know what happens in his case, but I urge you to examine your consciences for your motives. Those who didn’t like him, consider first your own state of soul and God’s mercy. In any event, pray for him, who seems to be very troubled, and for all the people who have been harmed in the matter.

Pater Procurator said...

@David L
As much as I would like to think that religious orders have control over what their members get up to, I'm afraid it's far from reality. More than just about anything else religious life depends on the religious to faithfully live out their vows. Sure enough it can create the right environments so this can flourish, but at the end of the day an individual member can flaunt the rules by living a double life even when superiors tell them otherwise, and this is very delicate as you want the member to return to the life of the vows and when that is not obvious there is a very long and complex canonical process to be followed scrupulously.
So I think that your criticisms that SOLTI are incompetent are premature and most likely unfair.

TradCatholic said...

I have remained silent on this issue for so long just waiting to see. Now I am going to speak out. Whether anyone really wants to believe it or not, after VII the nature and role of the priesthood changed. There were always impediments which had to be examined before a man could be considered for the Office of Holy Orders. Simply "desiring to be a priest" or "feeling called" was not good enough. A mans life had to be examined closely---past history of mental issues, drug abuse, illicit sexual behavior, careerism---all were considered. A man with a past history of drug abuse, mental illness, extravagant lifestyles would NEVER have been considered for the priesthood prior to Vatican II. Never unless he lied. "Father" Corapi has brought huge, huge, huge, huge scandal to and already tarnished priesthood. His "message" is irrelevant. Even the devil knows the Scripture! The priesthood was NEVER supposed to consist of "average joes" looking for a "career." The very Pope that ordained Father Corapi is the same Pope who left us with the idea of a "common" priesthood. When everything is taken away from a priest and given to the laity what is he left to do??? What is he left with??? We, then, expecting nothing really "special" from him, after all he is just like us only he answered "the call." After VII we were warned. After Pope JPII issued a New Code of Canon Law in 1984, we were warned again. Now it has come to fruition and good and faithful Catholics are being deceived and deluded yet again. A priest, no matter how significant his message, is NOT an entertainer. His first job is to pray. Period. His second job is to offer the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and the other sacraments. Then his job is to teach. How does Satan destroy the Church?---from within through the priesthood. Destroy the priesthood, there are NO sacraments, all souls go to Hell. St. John Vianney and St. Padre Pio please pray for us.

steve ryan said...

It is interesting to note that Corapi's fall from grace occurred on the 30th anniversary of Medjugorje. 200,000 people/pilgrims, devout catholics were there to pray and experience the peace of Our Lady to come closer to Her Son.

Not one word was written about this in the National Catholic register or "Reporter".

Instead we get series of sad stories of a demanding "conservative" priest who says things like my mother Mary wears combats boots.

ABC News took the time to write a balanced, curious non-judgmental piece about Medjugorje that for the life of me I do not understand why the Catholic press is incapable of doing something on Mejugorje. MILLIONS of good people see something good there.

ABC NIghtline is doing a story on Medjugoje tonight ..Wake up Catholic press

http://abcnews.go.com/International/reported-visions-virgin-mary-draw-hordes-bosnian-village/story?id=13979679

Anonymous said...

Look, Fr. Z says he's "troubled". There is a history of addiction and lack of self control - one could say even to a manic state. And that history surrounding his previous downturn of addiction appears to be mimicked by his latest scenario. How did he get that much freedom within a community with rights over his lifestyle? Someone even mentioned him telling of a psychiatrist who analyzed him prior to his seminary entrance thinking something like he wasn't all there and recommended against his entrance! Something similar happened in regard to Thomas Merton with his own "after ordination" return exemplified by abusing community laws, lack of discernment by his authorities and use of others/friends for his own purposes.

Unless anyone knows then just how much real physical/mental/psychological traits in his natural makeup influenced the full use of his will, they ought to refrain from imposing their "solutions" upon him. Hopefully he can finally be evaluated by experts re: his stability and/or rationality.

Perhaps a window to him is that he desired to preach only orthodoxy to the faithful while succumbing to all the other influences in his private life...a split off that couldn't last forever.

Rudy said...

I think SOLT will be a casualty of this debacle along with Father Corapi. How can they survive being so lax in their supervision and then releasing this information? They threw a bomb that will destroy them both.

Ipwnuathalo said...

SOLT has a terrible reputation in Texas. This happened:

http://www.ksat.com/news/25899365/detail.html

...and apparently got the entire society kicked out of the San Antonio Archdiocese. So "Lack of oversight" is nothing new here. I think that now everyone will suspect that Corapi has basically been paying them off to keep those convenient letters at the end of his name.

This "press release" is rather amazing. Either it is a hack, or their legal counsel is Bozo the clown. What a conniving person like Corapi and his legal team can do with this will be stunning to watch.

Anonymous said...

I guess we lay people are to partly blame - we haven't been praying enough for our Priests!

Ipwnuathalo said...

Yes, sure, that's who's to blame here, the laity.

Excuse me while I go have me head examined, because for sure one of the two of us needs to.

Matt said...

I think this is sad. These allegations are all things he did before his conversion, and it could be this woman just rehased known prior faults. As much as I don't want to butt into Fr Corapi's privacy (and don't want to know period), they should provide specific occurances of these activities-otherwise it's just he-said, she-said.

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Kevin Tierney said...

@Matt:

Where is it said this occured "before his conversion?" This states that it was "during public ministry."

We also know from Fr. Corapi himself that his accuser was only recently employed by him.

As far as releasing more infomration like the contents of the emails, texts, etc, I think that is way too voyeuristic at worst, a "mere" occasion of sin at best.

We do know one thing: all of that information would've been presented to Fr. Corapi had he not gone out of his way to terminate the investigation.

Anonymous said...

I find it very curious that SOLT would release such a powerful statement by someone who would be unavailable to provide further comment upon its release. Couldn't they have waited until someone was available to provide proper followup?

Anonymous said...

Yeah, where is the proof? Maybe SOLT thought it would get the money when he died and now--NOT.

ipwnuathalo said...

"Father Sheehan will not be available for comments as he is attending the SOLT General Chapter from July 5-23."

Uh huh. I'll bet. After all, there are so many other more important things going on in the SOLT.

Kevin Tierney said...

Actually, as one of the leaders of SOLT, the General Chapter is kind of a big deal, and it was something known about for months. Especially since they are looking to become a Pontifical.

Besides, what more can be said? He has laid out the charges. And he has formally ordered Fr. Corapi to "knock it off." Until Fr. Corapi either complies or disobeys even further, there is nothing to say. This isn't optional or up for negotiation. Fr. Corapi has to obey.

Anonymous said...

It's in his hometown. At home base. He's not "going anywhere", he's just avoiding having to deal with the fallout. I wish we poor lay trash could just hide from our problems like that. With any luck, he may get a Major Basilica to hide in. That's the Catholic way, baby.

About SOLT becoming a Pontifical. Heh heh heh HAHahahaha. Yeaaaah. Good luck. Between Fiala hiring a hit man to knock off the teen he molested and Corapi embarassing the entire Church, somehow I doubt their prospects are very bright.

Maybe the topic of the General chapter should be "Exciting opportunities in alternate religious societies" or "Noah: Portrait of preparedness".

Anonymous said...

Gary Burbank can tell me all I need to know about priest and preachers like Corapi......... and he explains it with humor.

.......Rev. Deuteronomy Skaggs of the Little Radio Church of the White Winged Gospel Truth, who would beseech his followers:

"Don't make me holler/Don't make me shout!
Turn them pockets inside out!
And shoot the loot to the Lord"

"dig in them jeans and pull out them greens"

Carole said...

He does seem to be showing every sign of a soul in trouble, doesn't he?

Please Father John.......turn around.

Lord have mercy on me a miserable sinner said...

PRAYER FOR PRIESTS - NEVER ATTACK A PRIEST

Keep them, I pray Thee, dearest Lord,
Keep them, for they are Thine -
Thy priests whose lives burn out before
Thy consecrated shrine.
Keep them, for they are in the world,
Though from the world apart;
When earthly pleasures tempt, allure, -
Shelter them in Thy heart.
Keep them, and comfort them in hours
Of loneliness and pain,
When all their life of sacrifice
For souls seems but in vain.
Keep them, and O remember, Lord,
They have no one but Thee,
Yet they have only human hearts,
With human frailty.
Keep them as spotless as the Host.
That daily they caress;
Their every thought and word and deed,
Deign, dearest Lord, to bless.


Our Father... Hail Mary...Mary, Queen of the Clergy, pray for them.

Imprimatur: +D. Card. Dougherty, Arch. of Philadelphia

THE PRIESTHOOD IS A MASTERPIECE OF CHRIST'S DIVINE LOVE, WISDOM AND POWER...

NEVER ATTACK A PRIEST
CRITICISM OF PRIESTS
Our Lord's revelations to Mutter Vogel...

"One should NEVER attack a priest, even when he's in error, rather one should pray and do penance that I'll grant him My grace again. He alone fully represents Me, even when he doesn't live after My example!" (page 29, Mutter Vogel's Worldwide Love, St. Grignion Publishing House, Altoting, South Germany (29. 6. 1929)).

When a Priest falls we should extend him a helping hand THROUGH PRAYER AND NOT THROUGH ATTACKS! "I myself will be his judge, NO ONE BUT I!"

"Whoever voices judgment over a priest has voiced it over Me; child, never let a Priest be attacked, take up his defense." (Feast of Christ the King 1937)

"Child, Never judge your confessor, rather pray much for him and offer every Thursday, through the hands of My blessed Mother, Holy Communion (for Him) (18.6. 1939)&nsp;

"Never again accept an out-of-the-way word about a Priest, and speak no unkind word (about them) EVEN IF IT WERE TRUE! Every Priest is My Vicar and My heart will be sickened and insulted because of it! If you hear a judgment (against a Priest) pray a Hail Mary." (28. 6. 1939)

"If you see a Priest who celebrates the Holy Mass unworthily then say nothing about him, rather tell it to Me alone! I stand beside him on the altar!"

"Oh pray much for My priests, that they'll love purity above all, that they'll celebrate the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass with pure hands and heart. Certainly the Holy Sacrifice is one and the same even when it is celebrated by an unworthy priest, but the graces called down upon the people is not the same!" (28. 2. 1938)

Mary, Queen of the Clergy, pray for them.
"Jesus, Mary and Joseph, I love You, Save Souls."

Our Sheppard’s are not immune to sin. As they help us in our moments of weakness so we should help them. We should not allow our unruly brothers and sister’s, Liturgy committee’s, choir people, special interest groups etc. to gang up on our Priests, to insist on rights that they are not entitled too. The only One who has any rights in the Mass is Almighty God. The rest of us need to be on our knees making like the Publican in scripture;…“ 13And the publican, standing afar off, would not so much as lift up his eyes towards heaven; but struck his breast, saying: O God, be merciful to me a sinner”(Luke 18:13)



Sacred Heart of Jesus have mercy on us

Lord have mercy on me a miserable sinner said... said...

sorry everything after...."so we should help them." is part of a different post. my apologies for any confusion

Lord have mercy on me a miserable sinner said... said...

sorry everything after...."so we should help them." is part of a different post. my apologies for any confusion

c.k said...

Listening to Al Kresta interview Jimmy Akin, and they said there are police records showing Fr. C being arrested for drunk driving (& substance abuse) 9 yrs after he was ordained. SOLT findings may have factual basis. http://avemariaradio.net/archiveListen.php?file=kpm_20110706_1

David L Alexander said...

"I find your disinterest in laying any responsibility on Corapi himself for exploiting the faithful intriguing. He wasn't an infant you know. He was a grown man."

And you've determined what I think of this whole thing on the basis of ONE COMMENT? Such amazing clairvoyance, if it wasn't crap. (It's always the anonymous ones, isn't it?)

There are plenty of individuals ready to run Corapi out of town on a rail. My point was confined to the role of the Society in the affair, which, as has been ably noted here, has yet to be done by any in the Catholic press. Corapi's guilt or innocence is another matter. This has yet to be proven, as the Society is the accuser, not the tribunal. And as the Romans say: "Nemo judex in causa sua." Know what I mean.

If you wanna know what I think of damn near anything, I have a blog too. By the weekend, I'll have plenty to say about Corapi, including stuff you won't read anywhere else.

Anonymous said...

"...the neo-Catholosphere is bent on destroying a conservative priest who has been accused of some things he may never have done. Never mind that the Bishops these electronic Princes of the New Church routinely defend and often support have Modernist conceptions of Catholic teaching themselves."

http://eponymousflower.blogspot.com/2011/07/accusations-pile-up-against-modernist.html

Anonymous said...

The statement seems to me to be nothing more or less than an effort by the SOLT leadership to ‘throw Father John Corapi under the bus.’ Maybe he deserves it, maybe he does not, I do not know. I have had no direct contact with Father Corapi in many years. But it seems to me that the issuing of the statement is an effort by the SOLT leadership to justify their own mishandling of his case from the beginning. It is a classic example of what psychologists call transference.

http://abyssum.wordpress.com/2011/07/05/my-final-comment-hopefully-on-the-case-of-father-john-corapi/

Paul Zummo said...

"...the neo-Catholosphere

Whenever I hear terms like this I know that I can safely disregard anything else the person might have to say.

Anonymous said...

Why doesn't any of the gay supporting & active gay priests cause even a fraction of the outrage this scandal is causing? Why doesn't the Church & orders do to those priests & abortion supporting priests, etc what they have done to Fr. John Corapi??

Mary said...

Notice also how Fr Corapi was never "tax-exempt" so Govt couldn't tell him what to say, & told so. Doesn't make the "tax-exempt" church look too good by comparison. That said, nothing about this situation is good. Although giving SOLT benefit of doubt that they are telling truth, many questions remain. If they had this proof why didn't they come out & openly have a hearing of whatever? If they didn't ( which they said they didn't 't & hence the need for investigation only a week ago) then why are they doing this now? If there are police records, release them.. They are public documents. Were any charges dismissed? Do they even exist? Also, Fr.'s complaint reveals much insight. Payoffs don't mean guilt... He kept accuser's family employed. Why did she wait two years to come forward? Was her money gone & she wanted more & Fr said no more, especially since such agreements are done all the time by companies to get rid of troublesome employees, to avoid frivolous lawsuits such as age discrimination, sex discrimination etc. We just don't know enough so please don't assume SOLT is in the right...haven't we all learned from the recent abuse scandals? If Fr is guilty, he needs our prayers! If he is innocent, he needs our prayers! We all need prayers & should be praying for each other! The devil is on the move big time!

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