I thought we'd have a bit of a respite on this one...but here is Fr. Corapi's response.
SOLT supported and profited from his financial independence. Check.
SOLT'S claims that they are shocked, shocked I tell you, to find Fr. Corapi's plentiful bounty did not resonate with me.
This is as good as it gets.
I won't get into all the merits and omissions but here are a few of my observations:
The refusal to cooperate with the flawed process.
The process is definitely flawed....but... 'if the bad guy were truly revealed it may be revealed he is really not that bad' and 'the evidence must not have any substance' seems to leave an awful of of questions in his mind and room to pull the cord of a golden parachute.
SOLT'S claim of sexual impropriety.
Never had sex with her. Never.
A celibate priest living with a prostitute?
How about outside of her?
What about the sexting?
What about the drinking and drugs?
Two things still strike me.
If I were guilty of the allegations an accuser brings forth, the last thing I would do would be to bring it to civil court where I would be open to subpoena and discovery.
How could a guy be so completely immersed in the truth and be living a sinister life. The Holy Spirit doesn't work this way. The further your soul gets away from Him, the more your judgment is clouded, the more you muck up in the public square.
It has the stink of the devil but it may not be what we see on its face. Then again it may be. Very, very strange.
Prayers for all involved.