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Father Corapi Came Again Back From Hell

The famous EWTN preacher Father John Corapi has reconciled with his religious group, the Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity (Solt), and lives now "as a monk," RenewAmerica.com reports (May 5).

Troubled Early Life

Corapi was born on May 20, 1947 in Hudson, New York. He joined the U.S. army in 1967, but left in 1970 after having sustained an injury. He started working as bookkeeper and successful real estate agent who owned a house, a Ferrari and a big yacht.

Then came the downfall: Corapi started using cocaine and spent up to $10,000 weekly for illegal drugs. He had a mental breakdown and became homeless.

His mother suggested to pray the Hail Mary once a day. He took her advise, and, finally, returned to her and started practicing the Faith. After many years, he went again to confession in June 1984.

Priesthood

Only two years later, in 1986, Corapi entered a seminary. In 1990 he joined Father Flanagan's Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity. The same year he was ordained a deacon by Corpus Christi Bishop René Gracida, 97. In 1991, he was ordained a priest by John Paul II.

Corapi became a rising star as preacher and by telling his own conversion story, named “The darkness will not prevail,” over and over again. He even claimed he saw a vision of Our Lady during his ordination to the priesthood.

In 2002, Corapi filed a lawsuit against a cardiologist. This turned out to become a multimillion dollar case. Corapi finally received $2,7 million for being the whistleblower. He invested the money later in real estate, luxury vehicles, motorcycles and several motor boats.

Drugs, Sex And Lots Of Denials

In March 2011, allegations were investigated, that Corapi had an affair with a woman and used drugs again. He was placed on administrative leave by his superior. Corapi denied the allegations.

In June 17, 2011, he resigned from the priesthood, short of the 20th anniversary of his ordination. In July, 2011, his superior accused him of drug and alcohol abuse, sexting (sexual explicit text messages) and an affair with a former prostitute.

Corapi left the priesthood blaming the Church of being unjust and immoral and not giving him a fair trial. In 2013, he was seen riding regularly on his Harley, leading a secular life.

Ps 129: "I have waited for thee"

In 2015, RenewAmerica.com reported that Corapi was abandoning this tumultuous period and was re-establishing his spiritual life and his priesthood. This seems to have continued to this day. RenewAmerica.com confirmed on May 5 that Corapi has reconciled with his order, is living the life of a monk in a monastery, and is having medical problems.

He has vowed never to speak in public again and to spend his old age in prayer and penance.
Ultraviolet
I got those rights to judge because I paid for them every time I contribute(d) to the Church's charities for priests. @Saveusfromhell It's no different than any other charity, government welfare included. Contributors have every right to judge the worthiness of those receiving the money we paid in. All the moreso when a man like this consumes my donations when they could be better spent …More
I got those rights to judge because I paid for them every time I contribute(d) to the Church's charities for priests. @Saveusfromhell It's no different than any other charity, government welfare included. Contributors have every right to judge the worthiness of those receiving the money we paid in. All the moreso when a man like this consumes my donations when they could be better spent on the care of worthy and deserving priests.

"It is for almighty God to judge him "
...said the hypocrite who has absolutely no reluctance to judge me. ;-) Bonus laughs from you calling a fellow Catholic a "jewtroll" on the Sabbath, no less. Skip the faux-piety. You've long since discredited yourself from any shred of the genuine article.

"you assume to know his motive."
Assumptions are accepted as true, absent proof. The article supplies the latter, therefore it isn't an assumption. You loused up again, dear heart. :D Try re-reading the article..This time, pay attetion to the timeline. Corapi's biography is sufficiently concise and self-explanatory, even for someone with your limitations. ;-) . Try not to be so dense, even for the sake of pursuing an argument. Or, perhaps, you simply can't help that. :P

Btw... Repeating your premise doesn't contradict my rebuttal . It's just shows you don't know how to argue effectively and made a big 'ole fallacy. ;-)
GTVisrockin
You are not paying one red cent for Fr Corapi, in fact he has sufficient funds to cover his own medical cost (see link). Father Corapi has given so much to SOLT, the catholic church as well as charities.
sfgate.com/…Settlement-in-heart-surgery-fraud-case-2594884.php
Ultraviolet
I see we have another person who didn't read the article. @GTVisrockin

Fr. Corapi blew a huge chunk of his settlement money on "real estate, luxury vehicles, motorcycles and several motor boats." Those last three are infamous for rapidly depreciating in value. All of the items are non-liquid assets, meaning they can't be easily converted into cash, not without taking a huge loss.. You're …More
I see we have another person who didn't read the article. @GTVisrockin

Fr. Corapi blew a huge chunk of his settlement money on "real estate, luxury vehicles, motorcycles and several motor boats." Those last three are infamous for rapidly depreciating in value. All of the items are non-liquid assets, meaning they can't be easily converted into cash, not without taking a huge loss.. You're also forgetting he received his 2.2 million settlment 19 years ago.

The mistake you're making is the same one some lottery winners make. They forget it's a fixed sum and fine living will eat it up at a surprisingly fast pace. That's not even taking into account a purported drug habit which is HUGE money and all the expensive toys.

Here, I'll give you an example. Let's pretend Fr. Corapi didn't blow his money on all that swag. Let's say he just lived an upper middle-class lifestyle, spending 125-150k a year. Easy to do... fine dining every week, good take-out for lunch, nice clothes, vacations, primo appliances, nothing too fancy just living really well. At that rate, he would have used up the entire sum in 18 years.

So unless you can scan in Fr. Corapi's current bank account statement and last year's tax return, a close reading of article disproves your claim and supports mine.
GTVisrockin
What rot you speak, seriously you wouldn't have a clue about his finances, ask yourself is it WORTH judging Fr Corapi based on an insane nutjob accuser who wanted a payout because she was sacked for abuse and smashing objects on other staff members, not to mention her drunk rants. Clearly you have no idea what's actually happening other than reading the make it up stories on the net. Enjoy the …More
What rot you speak, seriously you wouldn't have a clue about his finances, ask yourself is it WORTH judging Fr Corapi based on an insane nutjob accuser who wanted a payout because she was sacked for abuse and smashing objects on other staff members, not to mention her drunk rants. Clearly you have no idea what's actually happening other than reading the make it up stories on the net. Enjoy the bull while you can cuz one day you will be eating your words!
Ultraviolet
First, I just showed how there's credible financial evidence Fr. Corapi blew his settlement money.

Second, I'm not judging Fr. Corapi "based on a nutjob accuser". I'm judging him based on a.) the contents of GTV's article. and from that, b.) the life he lived, c.) his very cynical motives for returning to the priesthood, d.) the money well-intentioned Catholics donate to the feeding, housing …More
First, I just showed how there's credible financial evidence Fr. Corapi blew his settlement money.

Second, I'm not judging Fr. Corapi "based on a nutjob accuser". I'm judging him based on a.) the contents of GTV's article. and from that, b.) the life he lived, c.) his very cynical motives for returning to the priesthood, d.) the money well-intentioned Catholics donate to the feeding, housing and medical care of priests, including him..

"Clearly you have no idea what's actually happening other than reading the make it up stories on the net."

If you are claiming a deliberate falsehood on the part of GTV's editorial staff, the burden of proof is on you to show it.
GTVisrockin
I do NOT read lies & rubbish, i know for a fact Fr John has not taken 1 cent from SOLT or the Catholic Church, remember they threw him under a bus, it is laughable to think for one moment that certain bishops who wanted him gone would give him anything, let alone money. You keep spinning calamity, what sort of a catholic are you? God hears and knows all things, is it worth spending time in …More
I do NOT read lies & rubbish, i know for a fact Fr John has not taken 1 cent from SOLT or the Catholic Church, remember they threw him under a bus, it is laughable to think for one moment that certain bishops who wanted him gone would give him anything, let alone money. You keep spinning calamity, what sort of a catholic are you? God hears and knows all things, is it worth spending time in purgatory due to your pride!
Ultraviolet
"I do NOT read lies & rubbish,"

It would help if you read something before denouncing it as a lie. You still haven't shown evidence of a lie told on the part of GTV's staff.

"i know for a fact Fr John has not taken 1 cent from SOLT or the Catholic Church,"

No evidence shown and pic related at the bottom.

"remember they threw him under a bus,"

No they didn't, he resigned. Borrowing your …More
"I do NOT read lies & rubbish,"

It would help if you read something before denouncing it as a lie. You still haven't shown evidence of a lie told on the part of GTV's staff.

"i know for a fact Fr John has not taken 1 cent from SOLT or the Catholic Church,"

No evidence shown and pic related at the bottom.

"remember they threw him under a bus,"

No they didn't, he resigned. Borrowing your metaphor, he threw himself under the tires.

"it is laughable to think for one moment that certain bishops who wanted him gone would give him anything, let alone money."

This isn't about money, it's about benefits which can amount to much MORE than just "money". Putting it in employment terms, a great health plan is more valuable than a one-time signing bonus

"You keep spinning calamity, what sort of a catholic are you?:

...asked the user accusing GTV's staff of "lies and rubbish".

"God hears and knows all things, is it worth spending time in purgatory due to your pride!"


Since you asked "what kind of a catholic are you" and you're still being civil, I'll give you a serious answer.

1.) I'm the kind of Catholic who cares enough to capitalize the word "Catholic".

2.) I'm the kind of Catholic who has complete and utter faith in the Blessed Mother's intercession and the Sabatine privilege granted those who wear the Brown Scapular.

3.) I'm the sort of Catholic who, and I say this before God, would gladly refuse a billion dollars if the sole condition for getting it was to no longer wear my Brown Scapular. Even if the offer was legitimate, its terms would show the individual making it is a fiend. As I said, it isn't always about "money" at all. ;-)
tbswv
Here we have another priest looking like he just got done playing a round of golf. Priests wear Roman collars and black as a sign that they are not a part of this world.
GTVisrockin
Yeah it's a pretty good photo shop pic, considering Fr Corapi does not have a tattoo on his chest!
Ultraviolet
"and is having medical problems." and like a clever parasite he realized The Church provides free housing and medical care for priests.
John A Cassani
While God is the ultimate Judge, it baffles me how any man of good will could not be elated by this news. May he stay the course.
Ultraviolet
@Saveusfromhell Wrong. :P Hypocrisy in this instance would apply only if I secured free housing and medical care from The Church after previously abandoning clerical vows. Since I have not, I'm perfectly within my rights to point out an obvious motive on the part of Fr. Corapi.You lose again. ;-) Protip: Sore losers always scream troll. Also, it's "you're", not "your". Angry bigot is angry (…More
@Saveusfromhell Wrong. :P Hypocrisy in this instance would apply only if I secured free housing and medical care from The Church after previously abandoning clerical vows. Since I have not, I'm perfectly within my rights to point out an obvious motive on the part of Fr. Corapi.You lose again. ;-) Protip: Sore losers always scream troll. Also, it's "you're", not "your". Angry bigot is angry (witness the choice of abuse). That, compounded by sloppy grammar from a culture noted for its literacy, shows you're typing in a white heat... Now, again, I've shown your motive and factually supported it as well. :D
Ultraviolet
@John A Cassani "it baffles me how any man of good will could not be elated by this news." Your Fallacy Is:
Compounded by...
GTVisrockin
Abbott and that other clown Romero are pathetic, SOLT was forced to silence Fr John, they have always known Fr John is innocent, these two clowns need to stop with the self glorification nonsense and until they know the real story, they should shut up!
The New Knights Templar
@GTVisrockin What is the real story?
GTVisrockin
The real story is, Fr Corapi has remained silent out of love for the Catholic Church, he has never left the catholic church, therefore he can not return to it. I will not make anything public as it is not up to me to speak the truth about his personal life or what Fr Peter said or didn't say, nor is it up to those 2 clowns either. There will come a time when Fr Corapi will be declared innocent & …More
The real story is, Fr Corapi has remained silent out of love for the Catholic Church, he has never left the catholic church, therefore he can not return to it. I will not make anything public as it is not up to me to speak the truth about his personal life or what Fr Peter said or didn't say, nor is it up to those 2 clowns either. There will come a time when Fr Corapi will be declared innocent & the accuser declared unstable, when that time comes remember those two gaslighters who are using Fr John for their own gains.
rhemes1582
Pray for our priests.
GTVisrockin
Especially the innocent ones.