John Corapi to feed/guard "entire world" – UPDATED

Have to be honest, sort of saw this coming when "John-once-called-'Father'-Corapi" (his words) offered his materials for sale with the note that they might not be available much longer. Seemed to be saying, to me, that he would not be able to preach or sell his stuff as a priest, anymore.Real quick analysis and a little transcription on initial listen:"All things change; only God stays the same...I am not going to be involved in public ministry as a priest any longer. There are 'certain … [Read more...]

Announcements of Announcements: New Trend?

Deacon Greg got wind of the announcement of a forthcoming big announcement from Father John Corapi, whose fans and followers -- many of whom credit Corapi with having been instrumental in their return to the church -- have been waiting since March to hear something new.Recently, Fr. Corapi held an internal office meeting and informed us that he is “not extinguished!” He expressed his continued desire to help deliver a message of hope to those who seek it and he informed us that by this weekend … [Read more...]

Face-Palm to Kansas City-St. Joseph Diocese

Oy.Deacon Greg has an an update to the Kansas City-St. Joseph story that seems to be a triumph of naivete and just not getting it:The sad story of the troubles in Kansas City has taken a new twist:The Catholic official who oversees sex abuse complaints against priests in the Kansas City-St. Joseph Diocese, has himself been accused of past sexual improprieties.You can read it all there. A friend of mine was quick to email about this story, and this writer:Judy Thomas has had that … [Read more...]

No, EWTN is not airing Fr. Corapi – UPDATED

ViaFor reasons I will never understand, when it comes to this ongoing issue with Father John Corapi, my encouraging a "wait and see" attitude has translated (for some) as meaning "Mean Lizzie hates Fr. Corapi and cannot wait to see him destroyed, bwwwaaaahahahaha!"Which, as I have said before, is crap. But people believe what they want, and that's human nature, I guess.So, a couple of hours ago, I get one of those "you hate Fr. Corapi" emails out of the blue, this one from a woman named … [Read more...]

Fr. Corapi and the Limits of Tragedy – UPDATED

In an earlier piece, Max Lindenman admitted to spending more time reading internet comboxes than is probably healthy for any human being.In this week's column, he clearly has spent a good deal of time reading the various postings and musings, here at Patheos, and elsewhere, about the ongoing (although not actually progressing) story of the investigation and suspension of Father John Corapi, and all of this has him wondering about both Irony and the limits of Tragedy:I have to confess, I like … [Read more...]

Santa Cruz Media on Fr. Corapi

It was not my intention to comment on this memo that was released by Santa Cruz media in defense of Fr. John Corapi. I was frankly happy to see passions abating from previous posts on the subject, and earlier in the week I had decided that, until something was "known" I would not post any further on Corapi.Then the memo was released on Friday, and I thought, "oh, blerg! Not more!" I really didn't want to open up another round of conjecture and speculation based on a memo that I thought raised … [Read more...]

EWTN Explains about Corapi Programming UPDATED

Although EWTN had already made a statement announcing that it was pulling its Father Corapi programing until the matters concerning him are settled, the network must have gotten a lot of negative feedback from people who are hurting about the controversy and also -- I am sadly sure -- from people telling them what shameful, disloyal Catholics they are, and threatening to never contribute another dime to their operation, and so they've released a fuller statement:We are aware that many of our … [Read more...]

Fr. John Corapi Accused UPDATED

As near as I can tell, Deacon Greg Kandra has been the first to pick up this news off of Fr. John Corapi's site:On Ash Wednesday I learned that a former employee sent a three-page letter to several bishops accusing me of everything from drug addiction to multiple sexual exploits with her and several other adult women. There seems to no longer be the need for a complaint to be deemed “credible” in order for Church authorities to pull the trigger on the Church’s procedure, which was in recent y … [Read more...]


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