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  • AS THE NEW YEAR STARTS, FATHER JOHN CORAPI VANISHES OFF THE RADAR SCREEN (Cath Caucus)

    01/12/2012 3:40:54 PM PST · by NYer · 34 replies · 1+ views
    PatrickMadrid ^ | January 2, 2012 | Patrick Madrid
    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...
  • Fr. Corapi Folds the Black Sheepdog Website - Speculation Begins

    01/03/2012 7:01:29 AM PST · by marshmallow · 19 replies · 6+ views
    I noticed a couple weeks ago that the Facebook page of the "Black Sheepdog" (BSD) quietly slipped off the radar. The only Corapi Facebook pages that remain are run by fans. The BSD blog and website were still up, but there had been no activity for some time. Seems to me that when I decided to peek about two weeks ago, the last entry was from around Labor Day in September. No mention was made that anything was wrong. Today, traveling around the Catholic blogosphere and on Facebook and Twitter is a link to the now defunct website http://www.theblacksheepdog.us/. All...
  • Father Corapi will not obey order to return to community

    07/23/2011 7:27:10 PM PDT · by reefdiver · 39 replies
    Catholic Culture . org ^ | July 08, 2011 | Catholic Culture
    Father Corapi will not obey order to return to community July 08, 2011 Father John Corapi has announced that he will not obey the order from his superior in the Society of Our Lady of the Holy Trinity (SOLT) to leave his private Montana compound and live with other members of the community. In a stinging public statement released July 5, Father Gerard Sheehan, SOLT’s regional priest servant, had announced that the popular preacher and television personality is not “fit for ministry” and revealed that an investigation of Corapi’s affairs found a pattern of misconduct, including sexual relations and cohabitation...
  • And The Truth Shall Make You Free

    06/23/2011 12:29:20 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 9 replies
    Conversion Diary ^ | 6/21/11 | Jennifer Fulwiler
    So, umm, Father Corapi. Yeah. Wow.For those of you who aren’t familiar with the situation, here’s a summary. Long story short, the ministry of the great Fr. John Corapi as we know it has come to an end. He says he will continue to serve under the name “The Black Sheepdog” for now, and of course there’s always the possibility that he could one day return to his role as a priest in good standing with his religious society (as unlikely as that may seem at this point, nothing is impossible with God!) But I think it’s safe to say...
  • Official SOLT Statement Regarding Fr John Corapi (Catholic Caucus)

    06/20/2011 2:52:39 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 57 replies
    SOLT News ^ | 06/20/2011 | Fr Gerrard Sheehan, SOLT
    As the Regional Priest Servant of the Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity (SOLT), I issue the following statement on behalf of the Society. On 16 March 2011, the Bishop of Corpus Christi, Texas, and the SOLT received a complaint against Fr. John Corapi, SOLT. As is normal procedure and due to the gravity of the accusation alleging conduct not in concert with the priestly state or his promises as a member of an society of apostolic of diocesan right, Fr. Corapi was suspended from active ministry (put on administrative leave) until such a time that the...
  • Fr. Corapi Has Lost It

    06/18/2011 3:43:34 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 49 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | Saturday, June 18, 2011 | Jimmy Akin
    Fr. John Corapi has published a statement—also available in video form—in which he has announced that he is leaving active ministry as a priest. He’s right. He is. And he has. Unless something extraordinarily improbable occurs, he will never again function as a Catholic priest. And it’s his fault. I do not know whether he is guilty of the sexual misconduct of which he is apparently accused. I have no way of determining that. Frankly, from what is known of the situation, the entire thing sounds weird, and it did from the beginning. Both what was known about the accuser’s...
  • God love you, God bless you, and Good-Bye [Catholic Caucus]

    06/17/2011 10:15:35 PM PDT · by sitetest · 125 replies
    The Black Sheepdog ^ | June 17, 2011 | John Corapi
    This Sunday, June 19, 2011, is both Trinity Sunday on the Catholic liturgical calendar and Fathers’ Day on the secular calendar. It is a day I’ll never forget, and sadly so. It is the twentieth anniversary of my ordination to the priesthood in the Catholic Church. For twenty years I was called “father.” I am very thankful for those twenty years. I could have easily died any number of times, any number of ways in my life before that, so I consider it all a bonus, an undeserved bonus. To all of you that have communicated support, ordination anniversary congratulations,...
  • God Love You, God Bless You, and Good-Bye. (Statement from Father Corapi: leaving the priesthood)

    06/17/2011 6:11:52 PM PDT · by Yossarian · 107 replies
    The Black Sheep Dog (Father John Corapi's Blog) ^ | 6/17/2011 | Father (?) John Corapi
    God Love You, God Bless You, and Good-Bye. Jun 17 Posted by The Black SheepDog This Sunday, June 19, 2011, is both Trinity Sunday on the Catholic liturgical calendar and Fathers’ Day on the secular calendar. It is a day I’ll never forget, and sadly so. It is the twentieth anniversary of my ordination to the priesthood in the Catholic Church. For twenty years I was called “father.” I am very thankful for those twenty years. I could have easily died any number of times, any number of ways in my life before that, so I consider it all a...
  • Father John Corapi and the State of Due Process for Accused Priests [Catholic caucus]

    04/04/2011 7:45:22 AM PDT · by Mary Kochan · 33 replies
    Catholic Lane ^ | 4/04/11 | Ryan MacDonald
    Unlike many cases of accused Catholic priests, accusations against Father John Corapi have focused a spotlight on due process in the Catholic Church. "A zero-tolerance policy without due process that de facto impugns the reputations of the accused is immoral. The Church has a duty to protect the innocent, even if the innocent is a priest. Of course, the Church has a moral duty to make sure that the scandal of abuse and cover-up is never repeated, but it cannot willfully sacrifice the reputations of the innocent . . . The end does not justify the means. I do not...