Life, Death, Sacrifice and More

A coupla priests sittin’ around talkin.’ Runs the gamut from thought-provoking to challenging, to amusing, to the source of power.

Ten solid minutes. I can’t make Corapi’s accent out, though, can you?


More yakking: This time it’s Archbishop Timothy Dolan, chatting with the press on the 1 year anniversary of his appointment to New York.

Meanwhile, it seems Fr. Dwight and I are similarly inclined in many ways. That’s a nice piece of his, you’ll want to read it.

Is God’s Love Really Unconditional?

Have you ever played that “what is in your handbag” game? I have. My friends found me boring; all it contained was lip balm, a notebook, three pens, a credit card, a comb and a rosary. I travel light. There is another way to think about it.

The Sacred Made Real

A NY woman makes a good confession; does the right thing. She may go to jail for a little while, but I think she’ll end up blessed by this.

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  • Jan

    Isn’t that what all native New Yorkers sound like?:-)

    (Although I don’t know how long he was actually there…)

    [Corapi doesn't sound like any New Yorker I've ever heard. Those r's, I can't identify them -admin]

  • Michael Hallman

    He grew up in upstate New York, and was there till he was 18 and joined the army. After the army he went to Las Vegas, and then Los Angeles. I know one other person from upstate NY and he has a similar accent. (I only know this because just last night I watched his personal testimony, which is amazing!)

    [Ah, there you go; upstate NY is practically Ohio. A midwest thing? -admin]

  • craig

    Can’t place Corapi’s accent. It’s like fingernails on the blackboard to me, such that I can’t listen to him even though I’m generally in sympathy with what he says…

  • dymphna

    It’s an up state accent. The Teutals in Orange County, NY sound just like him. God bless him.

  • Jan

    He also says his hearing is “gone” – just before the 7 minute mark – that might account for his enunciation or diction.

  • DaveW

    Father Corapi is one of 3 or 4 people that were instrumental to leading me to the Catholic Church and instructing me in fundamental Catholic Theology. I still have my DVR set to record every broadcast that has “Corapi” in its title.

    I especially recommend his series (on EWTN) on the Catechism.

    Over time I’ve gotten to the point that I know what he’s going to say before he says it.

  • JACK

    He looks and sounds like CAPT Jean Luke Pichard if he were a Catholic priest!

    [You guys crack me up -admin]

  • Manny L.

    His accents rings like an upstate NY accent to me too. It is something I’ve thought about before as well.

  • Charles R. Williams

    I think Fr Corapi is from the diocese of Rochester in upstate NY.

  • Dave Gibboni

    I hate to say it, but Corapi speaks as if he were deaf. It’s that odd intonation that many deaf speakers (even those who were hearing at one time) have.

  • NY Mom

    Fr Corapi grew up in Hudson, NY, Diocese of Albany, attending in his youth Our Lady of Mt Carmel Church (since closed by the Albany bishop, but the building now is owned by St Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic parish, which operates under the Ukrainian Eparchy of Stamford, CT.)

    Having lived all my life in either Syracuse or Albany, I would say his accent is really not typical of the area, nor of upstate NY in any discernible way, but I suspect it may be more the result of a hearing loss coupled with his speaking style of emphasizing points. I noticed that the former NY governor Eliot Spitzer, with his deep bass and tendency to draw out and emphasize points vocally, has a similar way of speaking.

  • Momma K

    What accent?

    Father Corapi grew up in Hudson New York (not far from where I grew up).

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  • inhocsig

    Whenever I ask my daughters, “What is love?”

    In their best Fr. Corapi voices, they’ll growl,

    “Love is not a feeling. It is a matter of the will!”

  • Matthew

    I love Father John Corapi. I could listen to him all day. He’s a man’s man and an authentic Priest; not like so many others with their wispy voices and girlyboy touchy-feely movements. My favorite Roman Rite Priest!
    What accent? Anyway, besides his Italian heritage, he is part French Canadian, so mix all that together and you get a rugged outdoorsman.
    I don’t think he is completely deaf as I have seen him answer questions from the audience.

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  • Bender

    He looks and sounds like CAPT Jean Luke Pichard if he were a Catholic priest!

    Not really Patrick Stewart — more of a guy doing a Sean Connery impression at times, but without the Scottish accent. Maybe a hint of Canadian in there.

  • Mike

    Fr. Corapi was raised in Hudson, NY – about 100 miles due north of New York City and 20 miles from the Massachusetts border.

  • dnb

    The accent is Sean Connery.