Perhaps, from the point of view of the saints, John Corapi should have remained silent and gladly accepted whatever suffering came his way. But it isnt our responsibility to judge him for being insufficiently saintly.
Uh, did you see all the "Black Sheep Dog" stuff? What saint would have done something like that? It's bizarre, if you ask me. Watching Corapi for the past year (beginning with the dyed black beard) has been like watching a train-wreck in slow motion.
I pray he shakes off whatever demon has gotten a hold of him. There is still a chance for him.
posted on 06/17/2011 8:33:02 PM PDT
(What part of "I won't vote for Romney under any circumstances" don't you understand?)
A shame but something isd amiss. He would not be the only fine preacher who fell from grace. Saw him in San Antonio only last August.
A strange reaction, can’t think of a similar case.
posted on 06/17/2011 11:02:21 PM PDT
(Pray with the suffering souls.)
I hate to disagree, but the Dallas Accord, which is the instrument the bishops developed to deal with the reporting of sex crimes, is a monstrosity that is being used to slowly drive out dissent of the image certain bishops want to achieve. In some ways, you have to know someone who was caught in the time warp - and did nothing wrong - who's life or life's work was destroyed to totally get what happens. Like I said, I know someone who isn't event a priest, and was a volunteer at the time he did something a nice guy would do, and he was forced out. Aside from that, there was a change in the law in this state in the meantime, that made it no where close to "illegal" at the time. Our poor archbishop was forced by the accord to do something he didn't want to do and that all the way around was unjust. But he had no choice.
The part that disturbed me as I read through Corapi's account is that the Bishop of Corpus Christi forced this on the order and the order couldn't get answers either (the bishop's CV doesn't give many answers on that quarter either other than he was in Rome under Paul VI). There's something fundamentally wrong with the system if this is the case. We have zero idea what is happening behind the scenes. IMO, Corapi is giving up way too fast and may well have needed a break from his public schedule, but to not be able to get answers? Even Christ gave answers to those he knew were sinners. That is simple Christian charity and the bishops are not demonstrating that in any way.
posted on 06/18/2011 6:52:22 AM PDT
( If trusting the men in the clergy was a requirement for Faith, there would be no one in the pews.)
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