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Father John Corapi

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Father Corapi Is Back

The news is spreading around the internet that Father John Corapi has returned to the priesthood. He is currently living his life in seclusion.

This is good to hear as it comes at a time when there is much conflict and bad news within the Church. It is uncertain whether Fr. Corapi will be returning to TV or giving talks like he used to. Though wouldn’t it be awesome to see him come back on full fire and start lambasting the Synod, it’s key players and their biggest supporters? That’d be pretty awesome.

I know Fr. Corapi has been influential in many people’s faith, whether they were coming into or back to the Church, or even learning more about Catholicism. His fire and brimstone preaching was much needed during a time where the average preacher talked about the niceness of being Catholic and how we should be “good people”.

It’s also unclear whether or not his mistress is returning to practicing the faith either. I would continue to offer up prayers for her as well seeing as she is also in need of them. Continue to pray for Fr. Corapi.

Jeff September 2, 2015 3 Comments Permalink

When We Idolize Priests: Father Corapi

DISCLAIMER: This is not an update on Father Corapi. This is my own personal views on things that I have observed over the last few months.

When I am muddling through my site stats to see how people are accessing the blog and where they are coming from and what they are searching for, what stands out the most, is generally, Father Corapi in some form or another. They usually view my two posts on him (one being my questioning where he disappeared to and another being a potential siting) and then they leave. I wish they’d view other posts, but I suppose if you want to know about Father Corapi and my blog only has two pages on him…well, there isn’t much draw elsewhere. Anyways…

I still get a few comments here and there on those posts and I want to address something, because I’m unsure why I am getting accused of this (or at least feels like it). Just about every comment that comes through is on how we shouldn’t be judging Father Corapi. I have never implied that we should, in fact, I have encouraged constant prayer for his return to the Church. Nothing judgmental about that. If anything that is the charitable and Christian thing to do.

However, I would like to comment on the people who think that Father Corapi is above the critical line. That is, untouchable to public scrutiny.

We have every right to say that because he has publicly left the priesthood and publicly disobeyed his vows to SOLT and appears to be unrepentant for his sins, that he is in danger of Hell. To ignore these cases, and to then go on to tell others “not to judge” as if everything was a-okay is a travesty. We should pray for Father Corapi on a daily basis. He is not a-okay, he is in danger of Hell because of his actions (and his unrepentant attitude).

Priests are sinners just like you and I. It is far more damaging to the faith when their sin is made public. Its a double-edged sword because we expect them to be perfect, yet, they are not. However, what we know of priests is that they have promised to be faithful to the Church and have given up many things in life. Thus, when they break this vow, it is heart-wrenching.

Let’s be clear on this. We can not say that he is going to Hell. We can say though, that with his attitude and actions that he is on his way to Hell (assuming that he dies and is not in the state of grace, and is unrepentant for these sins). This is Catholic teaching. The charitable thing to do, is to pray, pray, and did I mention pray? The other charitable thing to do is to point out his sin, and to tell him of it.

Now, I really enjoyed listening to Father Corapi preach. His talks were inspiring. With what we know now, his talks were probably inspiring because he knew how bad Satan is and how bad sin is. When we have experience with something, we can talk about it more personally. I want to also point out how much good he did do for the Church before his sin was made public. Even though he may have been in mortal sin when he gave his talks this does not negate the truthfulness of those talks.

Pray for Father Corapi. Father Corapi, we miss you and want to see you return home.

Our Lady of Fatima, pray for us.

Potential Father Corapi Update

I received an email notification from Google today regarding Father Corapi (well, I get them just about every day, but this one caught my attention).

Apparently there is a blogger down in Texas who happens to know someone up in Montana (Father Corapi’s residence) who has seen him. I direct you to there blog:

I got the following update last night from a Montana resident who claims to be in the know.  They say Fr. Corapi lives in a gated community in Whitefish, Montana, on Whitefish Lake.  He is seen about riding his Harley.  He never wears clerics or any religious garb.  He is not known to be active in any parish. 

He appears to have left the priesthood for good.  I have known many people who held out pious hopes that he would turn up in a monastery somewhere, offering prayer and penance.  That isn’t likely to occur. He seems to be very happy with his millions and his secular life.

Read the rest there. Spike up their stats, comment here if you like.

But most importantly, pray for Father Corapi’s return to the Church.

Jeff January 27, 2013 14 Comments Permalink

Where Did Father Corapi Disappear To?

What happened with Father Corapi? I had completely forgotten about him until I was talking with a priest on Friday and his name came up.

Father Corapi appears to have completely dropped off of the face of the earth. After the scandal hit last summer, he was in the news quite often, at least within the Catholic blogosphere. He even started his renegade website under his code name “The Black Sheep Dog”, and ran his own Facebook campaign denying everything.

After his order the SOLT (Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity) ruled that he was guilty, along with violating his vow of poverty, Father Corapi went even more renegade and argued that they had no right to intrude into his private life. The ironic point in this statement is how all Catholics are called to be obedient to the Church authority, depending on our state in life. Not to mention, when you belong to an order, you have to follow the order’s rules, which he did not…

Looking around on the internet though, I have not been able to find any information of Father Corapi’s Black Sheep Dog website or Facebook page. It seems that the site looks to be an auction site now…go figure. It is interesting how Father has somehow managed to completely disappear without even a mention. There are still a lot of tribute Facebook pages asking for prayers and his return, but not much mention on what is currently going on in the sad state of affairs.

I really hope that his disappearance is a sign that he is in some way trying to reconcile himself with the Church and is in the process of returning to the State of Grace and rediscovering himself (all in the positive, of course). I believe we should keep him in our prayers still, and who knows…maybe he’ll return?

The Church is made up of sinners, no matter how often we want to overlook this simple fact. St. Paul constantly wrote about his difficulties in his epistles. St. Augustine constantly struggled with his past as well. Saints are normal people who fight off their temptations when they arise and turn to God. I’m not saying that Father Corapi is a Saint, because we know that he is not. A good determining factor on if you are a Saint is if you are reading this blog. If you are reading this, you are not a Saint, but hopefully, you are a Saint in Progress.

I really do hope that Father Corapi returns. His talks are always amazing and inspirational. Not to mention, they are jam packed with the Truth of the Catholic Church. Hopefully, he realizes this and makes a strong comeback. He could always use this experience to talk about how even when we are doing well, we must always stand up against Satan as he attacks us always.

I guess only time will tell at this point. Father Corapi, I’ll be praying for you.

Jeff July 18, 2012 1 Comment Permalink

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