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Saturday, March 19, 2011

Pray for Fr. John Corapi and his Accuser

A former employee has accused Fr. John Corapi of wrong-doing. Pray for a speedy resolution to the scandal. Unfortunately, as Fr. Corapi points out, guilt is immediately assumed. But in a world filled with troubled people, false accusations are certainly not unlikely. We've become so cynical that accepting an accusation as trial and verdict is common.

“The resultant damage to the accused is immediate, irreparable, and serious, especially for someone like myself, since I am so well known.”


Anonymous said...

I don't believe that Fr. Corapi would endanger his soul by falsely claiming to be innocent. "Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned."

Anonymous said...

Mary Ann, if you can please leave out my comment to Anonymous at March 19 at 9:14 p.m. where I said what woman or woman would admit such a thing even if it were true. I do not have all the facts yet and should not have commented. Thank you.

I do believe, though, that some of the accusations made against some priests were false, though. Anyone can accuse anyone of anything. In fact several people can falsely accuse a person of a crime. They did it to Our Lord.

allforthetruth said...

I believe that Fr.Corapi is following in the steps of many saints who were falsely accused of similar wrong doing.Our Lord allowed these holy people to suffer in silence waiting for His vindication which for reasons,entirely His own was permitted.Yet,in case after case Jesus brought tremendous good out of it all!!Fr Corapi has big enough shoulders to carry this heavy cross.
The Lord (Simon)and of course (Our Lady) will assist Him and all the Catholics that understand it,will pray for a speedy confession of truth on the accusers.Carry on Fr Corapi.Be brave.Heaven supports you!!

Anonymous said...

Pax et Bonum!

We should keep several things in mind.

First, a good priest is concerned for the salvation of souls, not for his own hide. As a good father, he will be concerned with the possible harm to the faithful under his care, rather than with the possible harm to himself as the accused.

Second, to avoid any appearance of impropriety, a person of integrity will request without hesitation being placed in administrative leave until an accusation of this nature is properly investigated.

As in ALL these cases, I have always said that if such accusations were ever made against me AND I was innocent, I would challenge my accuser to a polygraph examination alongside myself in a public plaza for everyone to witness. Whenever, I do not see this type of candid and open response, doubts do arise as to the innocence of the accused.

We should pray for a thorough, ethical and fair investigation of the accusations. And we must be prepared to accept the outcome whatever it is.

However, regardless of Fr. Corapi's guilt or innocence, it will always be just to applaud and give him credit for all the good he has done. You don't throw out the baby with the bath water. Neither do you destroy a man because he succumbed to temptation in a moment of weakness. If he did something wrong he "earned" and should accept the punishment, in the exact same way he "earned" our admiration and applause for the good he has done.

Let us never forget that the failings, shortcomings or sins of a member of the Church, be he a Pope or a layman, do not in the least diminish the holiness of the Church’s teachings nor the validity of the Church’s mission.

Above all, let us keep him, and all our clergy, constantly in our prayers. May Almighty God help them to be virtuous and brave!

Anonymous said...

I believe Fr. Corapi is innocent. I never trust "anonymous accusations" Fr. Corapi hang in there. Offered up my rosary for you today. GL Florida