Whatever happened to…

…Father John Corapi? Patrick Madrid takes note: 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 [Read More...]

Vatican condemns "selfishness, collective greed and the hoarding of goods" — UPDATED

Details, from CNS: A Vatican document called for the gradual creation of a world political authority with broad powers to regulate financial markets and rein in the “inequalities and distortions of capitalist development.” The document said the current global financial crisis has revealed “selfishness, collective greed and the hoarding of goods on a great scale.” [Read More...]

Corapi on camera — UPDATED

He hasn’t been seen on camera in several months.  Today, that changed. He appeared on a video, wearing a Harley Davidson leather jacket, in front of a plain white background, to describe his next media venture. Below, John Corapi, 8 July 2011.  Details. UPDATE: The Anchoress has just posted a few thoughts on last night’s [Read More...]

The Corapi case: what was said, and what wasn't — UPDATED

There’s been a lot of back-and-forth over the last several hours about John Corapi’s response yesterday to the SOLT statement of 5 July, summarizing the order’s findings and directing him, under obedience, to return to the order and live in community. It might be useful for all who are interested to see what exactly was [Read More...]

Quote for the day

“Pride makes everyone into ‘God,’ and you have no objective truth. The antidote is humility. If God humbled himself, who are we not to humble ourselves? Remember that humility leads to obedience, which leads to life. Pride leads to disobedience and death.” – John Corapi, 1 May 2010, St. Louis Read the rest. [Read more...]

BREAKING: Corapi responds to SOLT statement — UPDATED

Take a look here. A snip: Regarding my personal financial situation—From the earliest days (more than twenty years ago) the Founder of the Society of Our Lady, Fr. James Flanagan, encouraged me to support myself and the Church as well. He said they could not afford to support my ministry and me personally because of [Read More...]

Corapi reaction — UPDATED

For those seeking more… Bishop Gracida has posted what he says his his final comment on the case. Phil Lawler dissects the case and asks “Why were the warning signs ignored?” Deacon Scott Dodge says people may want to prepare for perhaps more revelations, and pray for holiness in our present day. “God may not [Read More...]

IT'S OFFICIAL: SOLT announcement on Fr. John Corapi

From their website: From: Rev. Gerard Sheehan, SOLT Regional Priest Servant Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity Robstown, Texas Fr. John A. Corapi submitted his resignation from the Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity (“SOLT”) early in June. SOLT is a Society of Apostolic Life of Diocesan Right with [Read More...]

The Corapi controversy, in context — UPDATED

Diane over at Te Deum laudamus has a very thorough update of the case, with abundant links and analysis from at least one canon lawyer. Read it all. I find her analysis to be among the most even-handed and matter-of-fact. UPDATE: The Anchoress has noted an interesting comment at the Te Deum site — and [Read More...]

"O Jesus, Eternal Priest, keep Your priests within the shelter of Your Sacred Heart…"

Now seems an especially apt moment to recall this prayer below. I first discovered it this spring, in St. John the Evangelist Church, on the ground floor of the building where I work in Manhattan.  They had several yellow cards on a table, with this prayer printed on it.  I took one home, folded in [Read More...]