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The Father Corapi Situation

Posted on July 1, 2011 at 11:05 AM

Father Corapi stunned a lot of us by announcing that he is no longer an active priest, and that he is leaving his order, the Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity, or SOLT.  A former female employee of his in Montana has accused him of numerous sexual escapades and drug use, but with no proof of anything, other than her word.

Whether it's true or not, it is very shocking to see such reputable Catholic Newspapers such as the National Catholic Register attack Father Corapi through their venomous bloggers.  One blogger attacked Father Corapi like he was the devil himself, because Father was being "passive aggressive" in his article, and because he chose to clear his name in the secular courts rather than wait for the seemingly unending SOLT process to continue. The SOLT investigation produced NOTHING after 3 months of so-called "investigation".  It's all well and good to attack Catholic priests, I guess, for these so-called "Catholic journalists", but I keep remembering the words of Jesus, who told the adulterous woman's accusers - "Let he who is without sin cast the first stone."

The huge double standard in the Catholic Church is that parishioners can be forgiven time and time again in the confessional by a priest, many times for the same sins. But a priest is put on admin leave for an undetermined amount of time for merely being accused of a sin.  I truly wish that these accusatory bloggers would just back off and give Fr. Corapi some slack. He's just a man and a sinner like the rest of us, and he doesn't need stone-throwing Pharisees from the National Catholic Register "Blogs" trying to slander him with their yellow journalism.

The truth will come out in time, and when it does, WE STILL DON'T HAVE THE RIGHT TO THROW ANY STONES AT ANYONE!

Categories: The Priesthood, The Church

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