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Fr. Corapi urges viewers to stop ‘going with the flow’
Inquirer.net ^ | 11-12-10 | Lilia Borlongan-Alvarez

Posted on 11/25/2010 6:42:39 PM PST by mlizzy

fr corapi Pictures, Images and PhotosMANILA, Philippines—It’s easy to see where the passion and energy of world-renowned preacher, Fr. John Corapi, is coming from every time he delivers his talks on EWTN—he found the road back to the faith after leading a sinful life in his youth. He gives viewers goose bumps as he talks about sin and its consequences.

Recently, we caught his two-part lecture series, “Surrender Is Not An Option” and the “Power of the Holy Eucharist,” in which he took to task his audience for being ignorant of their faith.

In his booming voice, he blamed bad Catholic teaching at universities in America, saying that immoral theology was being taught by those in charge of the Catholic formation of students and seminarians.

Social maladies

The popular preacher attributed many of the world’s troubles to Catholics’ just “going with the flow” in relation to pornography, New Age concepts, the occult, and other social maladies such as substance addiction and alcoholism, which afflict even members of the clergy. Moreover, he said that the world’s woes are due to Catholics’ complacency.

Fr. Corapi likened spiritual combat with battles in the field, where one should help a fallen comrade by resorting to SWAT (which he says stands for “spiritual weapons and tactics”—namely, penance, prayer, knowledge of the truth, and reparation).

“Giving in to the enemy isn’t an option” is Fr. Corapi’s battlecry. It’s a fight worth fighting for, but it’s a no-brainer! If I’m captured, I’ll continue to resist!,” he enthused.

“Some of you have not gone to confession in a long time, and others are addicted to porn. But, we’re all soldiers fighting in the army of God, helping others escape the bondage of sin! We can’t call ourselves Catholic and commit these atrocities!”

His lectures always end with a standing ovation. He spices them up with humorous stories related to his personal experiences and conversion. Indeed, we’ve never seen a priest as feisty as Fr. John Corapi!


TOPICS: Catholic
KEYWORDS: catholic; harrypotter; newage; occult; pornography
Right on, Fr. Corapi!
1 posted on 11/25/2010 6:42:44 PM PST by mlizzy
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To: mlizzy

I saw his talk on the evils of masturbation—he certainly isn’t afraid to go against the flow. Out of 200+ channels that I have, I usually stop to see what he has to say when I see him on.


2 posted on 11/25/2010 7:38:33 PM PST by Opinionated Blowhard
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To: Opinionated Blowhard
I saw his talk on the evils of masturbation—he certainly isn’t afraid to go against the flow.
You're surely correct! I hadn't realized that masturbation is a mortal sin, that Confession is required before one receives Jesus again.
3 posted on 11/26/2010 4:27:46 AM PST by mlizzy (Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee ...)
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To: mlizzy

Uh-oh....


4 posted on 11/26/2010 3:35:16 PM PST by onedoug
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To: mlizzy

Placemark.

And thanhks for your reply - I guess I’ll have to start a natural remedies/healing thread. Darn, I get enough flack with the pinglist I do already!

;-)


5 posted on 11/26/2010 3:39:15 PM PST by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.CSLewis)
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To: little jeremiah

You’re welcome. I don’t think I told you, but the doctor I’m now seeing (for thyroid issues) was found through a link given to me by a FReeper ... and I couldn’t be more grateful. So a natural remedies ping list sounds like a wonderful idea ... I’ll not give you an ounce of flack, that’s for sure ... :)


6 posted on 11/26/2010 3:47:50 PM PST by mlizzy (Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee ...)
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