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AS THE NEW YEAR STARTS, FATHER JOHN CORAPI VANISHES OFF THE RADAR SCREEN (Cath Caucus)
PatrickMadrid ^ | January 2, 2012 | Patrick Madrid

Posted on 01/12/2012 3:40:54 PM PST by NYer

This is noteworthy: Father John Corapi’s Internet presence at sites such as the www.theblacksheepdog.us and http://theblacksheepdog.wordpress.com has vanished, ditto for his presence on YouTube and Facebook. No one I know has any clue what happened to him, but there are several possible scenarios that would explain this. The one I hope is correct is that he has reconciled with the S.O.L.T. order he once was a member of and, more importantly, that he has reconciled with the Catholic Church, from which it certainly seemed he was distancing himself in the wake of all the unpleasantness that erupted last year.

In any case, his abrupt disappearance from the Internet serves as good reminder that we should all continue praying for him, whatever path he may be on. May God bless Father Corapi and may He bless us all.


TOPICS: Catholic; Current Events; Ministry/Outreach
KEYWORDS: corapi; johncorapi

1 posted on 01/12/2012 3:41:04 PM PST by NYer
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To: netmilsmom; thefrankbaum; Tax-chick; GregB; saradippity; Berlin_Freeper; Litany; SumProVita; ...
Never underestimate the power of prayer! I know many of you have been praying for Fr. Corapi. Please continue those prayers. May the new year bring us better news regarding Fr. Corapi.
2 posted on 01/12/2012 3:43:20 PM PST by NYer ("Be kind to every person you meet. For every person is fighting a great battle." St. Ephraim)
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To: NYer

i am sorry, but Corapi has been a phony masquerading as a priest all along. his god is the almighty dollar.
i pray he becomes a Christian.


3 posted on 01/12/2012 4:10:15 PM PST by one Lord one faith one baptism
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To: one Lord one faith one baptism

There’s no asterisk behind the Eighth Commandment allowing for calumny.


4 posted on 01/12/2012 6:34:04 PM PST by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: A.A. Cunningham

the man’s actions speak for themselves.

open your eyes.


5 posted on 01/12/2012 7:18:17 PM PST by one Lord one faith one baptism
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To: one Lord one faith one baptism

And just like the rest of us he is a sinner.

I pray that all is well with him.


6 posted on 01/12/2012 8:03:26 PM PST by Not gonna take it anymore (If Obama were twice as smart as he is, he would be a wit)
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To: Not gonna take it anymore

yes, but we all don’t get rich fleecing gullible Catholics, do we?


7 posted on 01/12/2012 8:05:25 PM PST by one Lord one faith one baptism
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To: Not gonna take it anymore

Father Corapi’s series on the Catechism of the Catholic Church was awesome and followed the Magisterium. He never taught against the Church.

We have no true idea of what is going on in his life and that is why we must pray for him.


8 posted on 01/12/2012 8:06:06 PM PST by Not gonna take it anymore (If Obama were twice as smart as he is, he would be a wit)
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To: NYer
I believe that John Corapi's conversion, becoming a priest, and initial efforts to save souls were, in the beginning, entirely sincere. Somewhere along the way, his ministry became a business to him, and he reveled in excess - once again dazzled by worldly rewards as in his previous career as a millionaire. Contrast the humble priest in his early priesthood with the dyed-beard guy who ranted and raved for the money.

Perhaps he has once again hit bottom and is crying out for Our Lord and Savior. If so, may God grant him peace and good health as well as forgiveness.

9 posted on 01/12/2012 8:07:54 PM PST by informavoracious
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To: Not gonna take it anymore

my guess is drug dealers and hookers are doing very well with the millions made off unsuspecting Catholics.

having a deep voice fools a lot of people.


10 posted on 01/12/2012 8:21:54 PM PST by one Lord one faith one baptism
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To: Not gonna take it anymore

Agreed.


11 posted on 01/12/2012 8:39:15 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: NYer
Fr. Corapi had/has a public speaking and teaching ability (gift) that very few people possess. I learned a lot from his EWTN Catechism series, and some of the other series he did there.

We know that even a righteous man stumbles seven times a day, so I know for sure that I ain't going to be casting any stones at him. I think I'll just let God handle all the judging for everybody.

I also know certain addictions and related problems can be extremely difficult for some people to overcome in the first place, and just as difficult at times to maintain and remain in that clean/pure state where the problem never returns.

I have no idea what's going on with Fr. Corapi right now, but I think you have the best advice -- keep praying for him -- and I intend to keep doing that too. I too hope he is in the process of reconciling with his SOLT order, and that maybe his rare gifts can once again be used in some way for the glory of God.

If I'm not mistaken, I believe Fr. Corapi was ordained as a Priest by John Paul the Great. Prayers for his intercession may be a good idea.

(By the way NYer, if it's not too much trouble right now, could you please add me to your Catholic Ping list? Thanks!)
12 posted on 01/12/2012 8:52:00 PM PST by Heart-Rest ("Our hearts are restless, Lord, until they rest in Thee." - St. Augustine)
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To: one Lord one faith one baptism

A gentle correction is in order, you can be a CHRISTIAN and a Roman Catholic also.


13 posted on 01/13/2012 3:36:18 AM PST by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Not gonna take it anymore

Better to keep him in prayer.


14 posted on 01/13/2012 3:38:18 AM PST by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: NYer

Pride is such an insidious sin.

I will keep him in my prayers.


15 posted on 01/13/2012 8:39:47 AM PST by Malacoda (CO(NH2)2 on OBAMA.)
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To: A.A. Cunningham

Curious. I just read a statement from you regarding Fr. Richard McBrien that might fall into the same Category.


16 posted on 01/13/2012 3:50:28 PM PST by TradicalRC (Zero Debt Now.)
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To: Biggirl

i should hope so, i am Catholic.


17 posted on 01/13/2012 5:03:41 PM PST by one Lord one faith one baptism
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To: one Lord one faith one baptism

He didn’t fleece anyone. The company sold items and everyone who bought them was very pleased with them. They were well produced and orthodox. No fleecing was involved at all.


18 posted on 01/13/2012 6:05:39 PM PST by vladimir998
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To: vladimir998

fleeced is probably not accurate.

let’s just say that those buying his materials had no idea where his “profits” would be spent.

i doubt they would have bought the items if they knew.

they probably assumed it was a Christian company, not a front.


19 posted on 01/13/2012 7:22:31 PM PST by one Lord one faith one baptism
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To: one Lord one faith one baptism

You wrote:

“let’s just say that those buying his materials had no idea where his “profits” would be spent.”

It’s pretty obvious most of the money was spent by the company for costs and for Corapi’s land, house, and vehicles so I really don’t know what you mean.

“i doubt they would have bought the items if they knew.”

Actually, I think if they knew most of the money was spent on costs and property they still would have spent the money.

“they probably assumed it was a Christian company, not a front.”

It was company selling Christian items.

They were not fleeced.


20 posted on 01/13/2012 7:36:14 PM PST by vladimir998
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To: vladimir998

land, house, vehicles.............and maybe some other less moral items????

was the man’s God The Trinity or money?

i was on to him when i visited his website. two things struck me:

1. the site was all about corapi and little about Christ.
2. everything was for sale. he did not make any articles or sermons available for free to those who may not know Christ.

many people were fooled by this phony because he had a deep voice.

it’s sad to see anyone defend him.

i do agree we should pray for his conversion to Christ.


21 posted on 01/13/2012 7:42:40 PM PST by one Lord one faith one baptism
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To: one Lord one faith one baptism

You wrote:

“was the man’s God The Trinity or money?”

Clearly, God. That doesn’t mean he wasn’t a sinner.

“i was on to him when i visited his website. two things struck me:”

I could care less by what you were struck.

“1. the site was all about corapi and little about Christ.”

Since it was Corapi’s website, that should not have surprised you. This is your post and you’re talking about what you were struck by. Surprised?

“2. everything was for sale. he did not make any articles or sermons available for free to those who may not know Christ.”

Are you serious? He was on FREE RADIO every single day all across the globe! Did you honestly not know that? Seriously he was on the radio EVERY SINGLE DAY. Radio IS FREE.

“many people were fooled by this phony because he had a deep voice.”

Oh, gee, you think the deep voice was fooled people? So, James Earl Jones must be a fraud too, right?

“it’s sad to see anyone defend him.”

I think it’s sad that you can’t seem to see clearly.

“i do agree we should pray for his conversion to Christ.”

And yours too.


22 posted on 01/13/2012 8:52:25 PM PST by vladimir998
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To: vladimir998

“clearly God”

yes, the god in the mirror. some people need to get their heads out of the sand and smell the coffee. when it came time to choose Christ or hookers, drugs, homes, million dollar settlements, fancy cars, hookers, drugs,

what was chosen?

phony, phony, phony.

who can’t see clearly?


23 posted on 01/13/2012 9:00:07 PM PST by one Lord one faith one baptism
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To: one Lord one faith one baptism

You wrote:

“who can’t see clearly?”

You.

You’re no less a sinner than he is or the rest of us. Your sins may be different, but you’re still a sinner. And if you think he’s a hypocrite, remember you’re one too.


24 posted on 01/13/2012 9:06:27 PM PST by vladimir998
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To: vladimir998

hmm, i thought this was a catholic caucus??

so since we are all sinners, all sin is the same??

hmm, doesn’t sound like Christian doctrine to me.

lastly, how am i a hypocrite?


25 posted on 01/13/2012 9:13:59 PM PST by one Lord one faith one baptism
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To: one Lord one faith one baptism

You wrote:

“hmm, i thought this was a catholic caucus??”

Do you see differently?

“so since we are all sinners, all sin is the same??”

Did anyone say that? Are you denying that you’ve committed mortal sins? Sounds like presumption already.

“hmm, doesn’t sound like Christian doctrine to me.”

Are you sounding very Christian?

“lastly, how am i a hypocrite?”

If you don’t see it, then you can’t believe it. Only God will be able to make you see. He’ll do it in His time.


26 posted on 01/13/2012 9:21:41 PM PST by vladimir998
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To: vladimir998

LOL, you made the hypocrite charge and also that i have committed mortal sins with ZERO EVIDENCE!!

when asked to explain the hypocrite charge, you can’t.

may i suggest looking up the word in the dictionary so you won’t make a fool of yourself next time.

may i also suggest you look up mortal sin or speak to your priest.

are you on the corapi payroll by any chance?


27 posted on 01/13/2012 9:39:02 PM PST by one Lord one faith one baptism
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To: one Lord one faith one baptism

You wrote:

“LOL, you made the hypocrite charge and also that i have committed mortal sins with ZERO EVIDENCE!!”

No, actually, the hypocrisy is in your posts and there’s no reason to believe you have not committed mortal sins - presumption being one of them. This is simple enough to prove: Have you committed mortal sins, yes or no?

“when asked to explain the hypocrite charge, you can’t.”

Again, it’s in your posts. I shouldn’t have to explain your posts to you.

“may i suggest looking up the word in the dictionary so you won’t make a fool of yourself next time.”

I’m not making a fool out of myself. Believe me, it isn’t me who looks like the fool in this thread. Ask the other posters.

“may i also suggest you look up mortal sin or speak to your priest.”

Don’t need to. I know what a mortal sin. You’re the one who certainly seems confused on the issue.

“are you on the corapi payroll by any chance?”

No, but you’re certainly not working for God on this matter.

All that has to be done - to prove that I am right - is for you to answer this simple question: have you committed mortals sins?


28 posted on 01/14/2012 4:32:21 AM PST by vladimir998
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To: vladimir998

yes i have committed mortal sins.

now, prove you are right.


29 posted on 01/14/2012 5:47:46 AM PST by one Lord one faith one baptism
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Sure can tell this is the internet. We can’t even have a caucus thread without sniping at one another.


30 posted on 01/14/2012 7:45:28 AM PST by Not gonna take it anymore (If Obama were twice as smart as he is, he would be a wit)
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To: one Lord one faith one baptism

You wrote:

“yes i have committed mortal sins. now, prove you are right.”

I just did.


31 posted on 01/14/2012 12:39:10 PM PST by vladimir998
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To: one Lord one faith one baptism

many people were fooled by this phony because he had a deep voice. >>>

believe it or not, that is one reason why I never listened to him; i just didn’t like his voice.


32 posted on 01/14/2012 4:18:58 PM PST by Coleus (Happy New Year)
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To: vladimir998

just what i expected, LOL!


33 posted on 01/15/2012 4:40:34 AM PST by one Lord one faith one baptism
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To: NYer

I heard Father Corapi preach in person about five or six years ago at a church in my area and he was the real thing. It was the best orthodox homily I had ever heard.

I never did follow his career after that and I don’t watch EWTN so I can’t chime on in on what happened, I do think at that time he was for real, and I have a very discerning radar for frauds.


34 posted on 01/15/2012 3:13:37 PM PST by stonehouse01
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To: one Lord one faith one baptism

That is like saying that King David was a phony. Whether or not John Corapi was a phony, his preaching was of the Word of God. If he was not against God, surely he was for God. His outside human failings have nothing to do with the work of God. If nothing, it has made him more powerful for God in his own human weakness.


35 posted on 01/18/2012 8:12:35 PM PST by encouraging101
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