Saturday, March 26, 2011

Update on Fr. Corapi

The secular media company that publishes Fr. Corapi's DVDs and programs has issued a press release saying they are not affiliated with the Catholic Church, nor are they under the jurisdiction of the Bishop or any other official in the Catholic Church.

One assumes this means they are under no obligation to refrain from saying what they know. (Bishops prohibit priests from revealing information that exonerates them).

Their statement paints a picture of unstable behavior of the accused after being fired (including assaulting other employees,) and threats of retaliation.

We have consulted with a number of canon lawyers. They have assured us that the actions of the Bishop of Corpus Christi, Texas are, on several points of canon law, illicit. It is our fervent hope that The Dallas Charter will be changed because of false accusations like this. There is no evidence at this time that Fr. Corapi did anything wrong, only the unsubstantiated rant of a former employee, who, after losing her job with this office, physically assaulted me and another employee and promised to "destroy" Father Corapi. We all continue to pray for this person, and we ask you to do the same.

I'd love to see the Dallas Charter changed too. Pedophiles got away with raping children because the Bishops can have nobody who will hold them accountable and there are some personalities that will take advantage of the situation. They breed the cult mentality in the people underneath them and they are off to the races.

There are too many nutcases out there and people with grudge against the teachings of the Church to remove our priests, take away their faculties to perform Sacraments, leave them hanging for a decade without a dime to hire an attorney and then refuse to reinstate those found innocent to appease Catholic Church vigilantes.

Police do investigations before they come and remove a criminal. People making accusations against priests need to be held to the standard of 'credible' before our priests are removed.

"Credible", means when you ask them questions they can supply you with compelling facts and witnesses who at least saw something fishy, inappropriate or too much together time, googly eyes. Credible people who can substantiate times and places.

An end should come to silencing the accused who often have evidence that exonerates them as the 'case' drags on for ten years or who are never returned to appease vigilantes.

Terrorists in Guantanamo Bay have more rights than Catholic priests.


Kelly said...

I agree, Carol. I am sad that too many priests are felled by the accusations alone. Idk how or why the system put in place doesn't provide anything for the priests that are innocent, *as well as* the real victims. Is there no routine police investigation?
I am also disturbed that it seems fashionable to suspect Fr.Corapi and talk about his perceived faults, and decidedly unfashionable to express any faith in his character. Those of us who wish to show him a little support are quickly deemed hero worshipers. Can't we just like the guy, and have a hunch he has not fallen off the straight and narrow?

VeritasVictor said...

Anonymous said...

It's my hope that Fr. Corapi is innocent of these charges, I've benefited greatly from his teaching. However, it's important to note that this statement was written by the VP of Santa Cruz Media. The president is Fr. John Corapi. How a "secular" organization could be exempt from Church teaching but it's president is clearly not, is a confusing situation.

He had this statement on his website this week, but I noticed today that it is gone. Father's original statement is back up. There was a lot of criticism of the VP's assertion that unnamed canon lawyers had deemed the actions against Fr. Corapi "illicit."

Prayers for all involved, we in the pews are so scandal weary.


Carol McKinley said...

Robin. I think the point is, secular people who worked with the woman and who also worked with Fr. Corapi would have had the opportunity to see behavior. Have you ever worked with a drug addict or a svengali? It's a little hard to miss. LOL.

It seems the only thing they can report is the woman threatened to retaliate for being fired and then beat up her coworkers.

I don't see anything sinister or suspect about moving the statements from lay people who work at Santa Cruz from the front page.

Kelly - It wouldn't take very much would it? Just ask the right questions and get the answers. One could err on the side of caution if something was suspicious -- I'm with them there. But when the circumstances are that it doesn't take a super sleuth to figure out the story is baseless and doesn't make sense - or the priest can exonerate himself--he shouldn't have to suffer the 'guilty just in case' kangaroo court.


I'm sure you don't

Anonymous said...

It didn't take long for Mark Shea and other faggot cathoics to start piling on Father Corapi.


Carol McKinley said...


It's really sad and demoralizing. I keep praying potential converts don't see it!

Anonymous said...

In fairness to Mark Shea, he deleted the nasty comments in the thread about Father Corapi. I take back what I said about him.


Carol McKinley said...

wow - good for him!

And good for you for a being a man.