Who knows the real truth here?
I find it laughable, that some, know he is guilty and un Christ like. Many have commented on the Church’s guidelines and reestablished rules for accusations against Priests.
It has flaws. My 14 year old son has to take STAND training to go on a summer mission into Appalachia. I think that is ridiculous and illustrative of the overreaction since the great crisis in the Church.
For those accusing Corapi, I would simply warn, that the Church hierarchy is made up of men, who by their nature are sinners.
Father Corapi could have relapsed and sinned. But is is also true of his anonymous accuser, his investigators and the those in the Hierarchy. They are only men.
I was the one who used the word Christlike, in the negative, discussing the tone of the statement. Do you think the statement, the original article, sounds Christlike? I think it sounds like an affronted human being taking his ball and leaving the field.
I did not say Fr. Corapi was guilty of anything.
Why do we accuse or not accuse? It is not our problem and we don’t have to form an opinion.
IMHO Programs like “STAND” and whatever it is our diocese has are for the insurance companies. They provide the diocese with an appearance (and maybe a reality as well) of ‘due diligence’. Without that they can’t get liability insurance. We had the same sort of thing in the Episcopal Church.
In our parish the doors to the priest’s offices have BIG windows. Often the priest sits where he can be seen while the person with whom he is talking cannot.
What we need,what clergy need, is not paranoia but prudence and decorum, again, IMHO.
In haste ....
Amen. Fr. Corapi knows he cannot win this battle on this battlefield so he is retreating. He is regrouping and changing tactics. I understand what he is doing here and it makes sense. Many Saints have been persecuted by the very Church they defend to the death. This is nothing new and very old.