Skip to comments.Fr. Corapi's order finds him guilty
Posted on 07/10/2012 5:10:30 PM PDT by Fred
Robstown, Texas, Jul 5, 2011 / 03:13 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Father John Corapis religious order has found him guilty of substance abuse, sexual activity and violating his promise of poverty.
A July 5 press release from the Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity (SOLT) said that while Fr. Corapi was involved in public ministry he had sexual relations and years of cohabitation with a woman known to him, when the relationship began, as a prostitute.
The investigative team also found that he repeatedly abused alcohol and drugs, recently engaged in sexting activity with one or more women in Montana, and holds legal title to over $1 million in real estate, numerous luxury vehicles, motorcycles, an ATV, a boat dock, and several motor boats.
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Wow. This is the first I have heard of any findings.
The date says 2011. Why is this being posted now?
Geeeze! I though he was going to become the 21st century Fulton Sheen! This is a great disappointment. He was a powerful preacher.
There are many very good priests out there. I am grateful for them. (And nuns too.)
He used to talk of his life as a hedonistic financial manager in Southern CA before he gave it up to enter the priesthood. He just couldn’t keep it together, so sad.
So true - very sad. I am not Catholic, but I always watched him on tv. It seems to me that the problem is with the Leadership in the Catholic Church (or any church) that lets problems fester for way too long, and then there’s nowhere to go but downhill. When you have a compelling story about your salvation by the Grace of Jesus, but your life in action is so worldly, are we saying that no one in authority knew any of this.
I used to listen to him on the radio with my headphones while mowing the lawn. He could make an hour go by lickety split.
This all looks like last year’s news. Father Corapi has closed down his web sites and hasn’t been heard from publicly since very early this year.
If you’re going to post year old news and attempt to pass it off as current why not also post Corapi’s lawsuit against his accuser - his former employee and God-daughter, Tamra Sexton-Sprinkle.
Check the source pal. CNA published this story on the 12th, probably because SOLT just recently released it in its entirety. It isn’t known how to post up a law suit on which there has been no public reporting.
I enjoyed listening as well.I thought He was a bomb thrower and a bit bull sh!t artist on His stories about the rock bands worshiping satin just prior to recording. But thats just my opinion and I’m not looking for a fight.
I am wondering if Father Corapi dropped the slander law suit by now, given he was surely notified of the findings, the hard evidence discovered in the face of the gag order agreements of witnesses to his own suit against them?
A sorrowful end to a powerful voice and gifted priest, who came out of hell to try to be good and truthful, but was pulled back under.
Father Corapi is easy to pray for, and shall remain in praying hearts for recovery, for a very long time.
To put this in context from a website that seems to have the best information:
1. Tamra Sexton was fired in September 2009, for cause. This is known because of the court filing in Montana by Corapi, made public on the blog of Jimmy Akin, reporter for the National Catholic Register, earlier this summer.
2. Her husband, Matt Sprinkle, had his contract with Santa Cruz Media terminated in the middle of 2010, which is also in the court filing.
3. Corapi also initiated foreclosure proceedings on a home and property occupied by Tamra and Matt in 2010, near Corapis own home in Kalispell, Montana. There is a pregnant pause between mid 2010 and early 2011, then:
4. Accusations were made by Tamra Sexton Sprinkle on or about Ash Wednesday, 2011.
5. SOLT made the allegations public, along with declaring that Corapi was being put on administrative leave.
6. Corapi issued a statement stating he doesnt like the canonical proceedings, but will cooperate.
7. SOLT assembled a three person fact finding team to investigate Tamras allegations.
8. Bishop Rene Gracida, retired bishop of Corpus Christi, and Father Flannagan, founder of Corapis society SOLT, contacted Corapi to inform him that the current process of suspension was usually not just in the Church now, and that he would be better served by pursuing a civil case.
9. Corapi and Santa Cruz Media files the civil suit.
10. Fr. Sheehan of SOLT states publicly that the canonical process has stopped because of the civil lawsuit. We will find out that in private, however, the investigation went on.
11. Corapi resigned from public ministry, stopped referring to himself as Father, adopted the name he gave himself for his autobiography the Black Sheepdog and also resigned from SOLT on or about June 17, 2011.
12. Fr. Sheehan of SOLT shortly thereafter acknowledged Corapis resignation and SOLT will work with him in his time of transition.
13. Not a mere three weeks later, on July 5, 2011, SOLT issued a letter, unsigned by Father Sheehan and apparently written by someone else, since it refers to Fr. Sheehan in the third person. It stated that all of the allegations made by Tamra Sexton are true. SOLT warns the faithful not to associate with Corapi. It then, strangely, orders Corapi to stop foreclosure proceedings against Tamra Sexton, drop his lawsuit against her, and lastly orders him to return to community in Corpus Christi.
14. Corapi did not comply.
The 12th of what? Today is only the 10th. Looks to me like it was published July 5, 2011.
I used to think that stuff was all BS until I saw an interveiw with Black Sabbath in which they admitted same. Seems like the bass player was right into it and the others seemed to follow along.
I could never watch Fr Corapi for more than a few seconds. His style of speaking struck me as very forced and unnatural. Always thought he was a fraud.
You are absolutely correct and I sit here with pink cheeks on fire with embarrassment, and egg on the way to apply to the face. I think I have experienced a senior moment of clinical proportion. Haven’t a clue how I deduced 2012 from a 2011 column. Don’t even ask about the imaginary 12th of never. Very sorry.
Sad, but I’m not surprised...a lot of his fans jumped on me when I said he was a fake...
I just hope that those he fooled don’t lose their faith over it. It’s his sin, not theirs: