Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Corapi corrupted part I: the parable of the lost "sheepdog"

Reprinted on Spero News and RenewAmerica.
For twenty years I was called "father"...now [I'm] "The Black Sheep Dog." --John Corapi, from his June 17th "Black Sheep Dog" statement
He wants his home and security
he wants to live like a sailor at sea.
Beautiful loser, where you gonna fall
when you realize you just...can't have it all."
--Bob Seger, from the song "Beautiful Loser"
Fr. John Corapi
SALE ... "50% OFF ENTIRE INVENTORY" screams the salesman's old SOLT website, as the screen hawks written teachings such as The Rosary: Prayer of the Gospel; tapes such as "The Social Teaching of the Church," and t-shirts such as "Your Mama [that is, Our Lady] Wears Combat Boots," in the electronic window's ever-revolving enticement of holy merchandise. And you wonder if John Corapi, the man who no longer finds it profitable to call himself "Father," is trying to lead you to believe he will still touch on (and market) such topics in the future, or if he no longer believes these not-so-inclusive sentiments and is garage-saling his way to a clean break with the past. My guess is that with Corapi, the quintessential "beautiful loser," it will always be a bit of both.

Many have noted the seemingly countless ironies and contradictions in Mr. John "call me 'The Black Sheep Dog'" Corapi's June 17th statement (and out-there June 20th verbal follow-up) but what does this all mean for his future ministry which John appears ready to "unleash" on us? It is one thing to lose the title of "Father" on Father's Day, to leave your order, the "Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity" (SOLT) on (what is for Catholics) Trinity Sunday, but quite another to declare that not only is everything cool, but cooler than it has ever been. But if like me you wonder how it could possibly be better to minister as "The Black Sheep Dog" than as a Catholic priest, let's hear it from the dog's mouth itself.

From The Black Sheep Dog logo
According to Corapi, John's transformation from Trinitarian priest to "hound of heaven" beast happened something like this. A "raging" "hateful" "alcoholic," "the one person I did more to help...than any person in my life," was "looking for a payday" and thus made some "libelous" "unsubstantiated" sexual misconduct charges against me and I was suspended. Although "I love the Catholic Church," and agree that the bishop is in charge and "will defend to the death...his right" to suspend me, the Church's laws regarding suspension are "illogical and impossible" and the bishop has no "qualifications" to "fairly investigate" my case. Asking only for my "civil and human rights," I was given the choice "to lie down and die" as a priest or be "thrown out as yesterday's garbage" as a layman, and on the advice of God and my many lawyers I chose the latter.

Nice try, John, but at least for orthodox Catholics, the ones you used to so successfully cater to, that explanation just doesn't wash. You have taught us too well that the true martyr, as opposed to the martyr in your own mind, doesn't "lie down and die," but stands up and fights. Whether you were unjustly accused and tried by a drunken ex-employee and a vengeful bishop is irrelevant. As you taught, unjustly accused priests like Pio or unfairly imprisoned padres such as John of the Cross didn't become saints by casting off their crosses, but by embracing them. And by now proclaiming it is you, rather than the Church (that you still claim to "love") who is the new guardian of the "Truth," you sound suspiciously like the Serpent who spun a similar yarn in a garden long ago.

For those Catholic converts whom Corapi brought to the Church who are now unsure which voice to follow, consider the following. Conspicuous in Her absence in his June 17th statement or his June 20th audio recording follow-up is Our Lady, Corapi's former "first" lady whom in the past was always present in the background of his talks. And lest the hopeful pentecostal think this potent preacher might be a good fit for his non-denom denomination, note that the name of Jesus, the "name...to which every knee shall bow and every tongue confess" (Phil 2:10-11), isn't found in Corapi's new confession of faith either. Sure, he mentions "God," but from these ramblings it isn't clear which God he now bows down to, although I have a good guess.

By trading the active priesthood for thirty pieces of silver (actually Corapi's ranch in Montana is worth considerably more than that, but you get the point) or the touch of a woman, or both, John thinks he now has it all. For now he can preach to an ever wider audience, while still claiming to cling to the eternal security of the Church. He thinks he is "The Black Sheep Dog," saving souls to a new and better way, but in reality, he is "The Lost Sheep" whom Christ must again bring back to the old pack if he is to have any hope of salvation. As an actor caught up in his newest persona, I'm sure John would scoff if I were to now compare him to the "Prodigal Son." But as a lover of logic and irony, he could only grudgingly agree if I gave him the title of "Prodigal Father."

57 comments :

Anonymous said...

Thank you for this.

Anonymous said...

Who exactly is Fr. Corapi and why is his background so secretive? I can't believe that his "fans" as he describes them don't see the red flags flying all over Fr. Corapi. Unbelievable!!!

Anonymous said...

You are vicious -- hardly a Catholic.

Mer said...

With much pain in my heart and sorrow in my soul, I have to agree with your commentary.

I have watched Father Corapi on EWTN for years and really did like what he had to say. However, I do think that he has fallen away. He is jeopardizing souls by doing so. That is the direct opposite of what his ministry was created to do.

There is nothing stopping him from talking about our Blessed Mother and the Lord Jesus Christ. Yet you are right in saying that he has stopped doing just that. I could be wrong, but I haven't heard him utter a word about either one.

I still happen to have a fondness in my heart for him. I hope he turns it all around and does what is right as painful as that may be for him. There is still time.


[Above commentary from Spero News.]

Tom O'Toole said...

@Mer -- You are correct. We shouldn't give up on "Father," but neither should we follow him into his black (sheepdog) hole. Keep praying!

Anonymous said...

The Corapi problem is a singular mess but at least we know now where he stands and where he's coming from. Still, he is not as big a problem as Father Jenkins stinking up Notre Dame is. Maybe the Black Sheep Dog could use a mutt.

Tom O'Toole said...

@Anon 2:20 -- After reading your righteous humorous Irish comment, my gut feeling is to quote the famous concluding line from Casablanca, "This could be the beginning of a beautiful friendship," but first I'd have to learn your name.

As Fighting Irish Thomas, I totally agree; I think the B.S. Dog's following will fade, whereas, "what though the odds," Notre Dame; with Our Lady still in the name, will rally. And don't forget; Jenkins now has an Irish Rover constantly barking at his baloney, plus a trustworthy "Sycamore" tree guarding the Grotto.

Tom O'Toole said...

@ Anon 11:51 --Are you saying a shepherd shouldn't attack a wolf in "sheep dog's" clothing?

Anonymous said...

Thank you for this honest assessment. Some people have been criticizing honest assessments of this sad situation but they are wrong to do so because Father Corapi is most definitely misleading the sheep right now. We, the sheep, need to be alerted when there may be a wolf prowling around. Father Corapi is publicly unmasking himself right now and it is important not to miss that fact, no matter how well loved he and his message both are. Thank you also for pointing out that Our Lady and Christ have been missing lately from his messages because I am slowly learning that one way to distinguish a good and humble priest from a hypocritical and prideful one is true devotion to Our Lady. If he is truly devoted to Our Lady, he is much more likely to be a good priest. It may not be obvious at first, but if you pay attention, it soon becomes apparent. I hope and pray that Fr. Corapi has a change of mind and heart soon!

mary lusardi said...

You are a typical Notre Dame Catholic. Mediocracy is your name. And you know what Jesus said about mediocracy. Much the smae way I feel about your writing. blah blah blah. I love Father Coropi. You could not hold a candle to him.

InjectTheMicWithRep said...

Please, you are hardly operating like a shepherd. This whole mess is way out of control, and Ol' Scratch is laughing at the calumny and gossip being spewed by seemingly unvirtuous Catholic expert bloggers like yourself. You are not helping the situation by continuing with the internet tribunal. The Corapi supporters taking stabs at the Church are also going too far and are also becoming uncharitable. There are though plenty of folks in the middle, who haven't lost their marbles that still support both Father Corapi and our beloved Church. Funny thing is, God (forgive me if I only mention Him here) will allow good to come from this either way. I would take a step back and discern that before your putting your expert opinion out there.

Mary Lusardi said...

Flighting FIrish. How fast fwill you flounder. Notre and and its "spirtual" support for Barack and therego aborted babies. Fr. Coropi is fortunate not to attract the likings of "Notre Dame religious occupational catholics" such as yourself. I see your comment moderation has been enabled and approved by the blog author. Do you filter out alot of comments from "your no supporters"?

Anonymous said...

All of these comments and the article itself are written without knowing the WHOLE TRUTH. Why is it so prevelant in today's world to rush to judgement and condemnation? In due time all will come out.Let us not rush to judgement!

Tom O'Toole said...

@mary lusardi -- Two very "unsmae-ly" comments. I have consistently opposed Obama, Jenkins, and all unorthodox happenings at Notre Dame in my stories and blogs, none of which you appear to have read. Please read before you write. "Fwill" you do that in the future?

Anonymous said...

http://forums.catholic.com/showpost.php?p=8026067&postcount=467

Lays it all out.

Tom O'Toole said...

@InjectTheMicWithRep -- A man who leaves the active priesthood for greener pastures is not in the middle. Neither is a man who calls practicing daily Mass, daily rosary-reciting Catholics "unvirtuous." You are taking a side against anyone who with honesty calls Corapi into question. Step back and inject yourself.

Anonymous said...

I wonder what other repercussions would entail regarding Fr. Corapi's recent actions. An example is if other “popular” priests in disagreement with their bishop/religious superior would leave their public ministry too; use an alias and rely on the “fanbase” they have garnered. Not an impossibility, as the Church is attacked as always – but nothing short of anarchy as well. If it’s so right and okay anyway.

I really hope the Vatican may take action on this.

St. Michael the Archangel, pray for us!

Tom O'Toole said...

@Anon 6:24 -- Amen! Through Our Lady, you have understood the situation well. I hope "Mary L and Inject" read and learn from your insight.

Anonymous said...

Mr. O'Toole,
I am sorry I don't know who you are except i came upon your article online while interested in new Father Coropi news. I am glad you did not support Obama etc... I love Fr. Coropi because i have listened to him and he is wonderful. Though after reading your thoughts about him i would not want to read anymore about what you have to say. I do agree with the http:// real catholic that is posted in your comment section. non anonymous Mary Lusardi

Anonymous said...

Could it be that Fr. Corapi’s supporters are upset with Catholic bloggers for digging up details (like the Green Beret issue) because they are fearful of what else may emerge? They ought to be interested in the truth not in some straw man they may have invested in.

Kathy Kasson said...

I wish you would have spent even 10 minutes getting some correct information for your hateful piece on Father. You have no idea what you are even talking about. It’s disappointing for “Christians” to write ignorant pieces like you have written. It gives Christians a bad name. I personally understand what he is doing. God bless him! (you too)

Tom O'Toole said...

@Kathy Kasson -- Did you read Father, I mean, Corapi's statement? Did you read my article? If you had, you would have seen every fact I used in "Corapi Corrupted" came from BS Dog's own words.

P.S. Since becoming The Black Sheep Dog, Corapi still hasn't written about the Virgin Mary, his once-favorite Woman.

John C. said...

Mr. O'toole -- You must be a great columnist, one of those that make accusations that you never attempt to back up. That is what I found in your internet article about Fr. Corapi. Continue the good work of commenting on situations that you have little or no knowledge of and never backing up your comments with verifiable facts.

Vivat Jesus

Tom O'Toole said...

@John C. -- Are you related to the other "John C."?

Anonymous said...

Perhaps maybe us Father Corapi supporters should leave this website alone for i don't know but guess Mr. O'Toole may "profit" from the attention he is now recieving in account of the wonderful Father Corapi.Thank you for letting me comment on your website.
So long Thomas. Mary Lusardi

Anonymous said...

Professional Catholic? like Michael Voris who comments on everything?

I for one am so tired of the rock star priests who tell the story of their return to the Faith thanks to thier mothers who prayed like St Monica.Fr Ken Roberts sold us the same story.listening to Fr Corapi's recording made me scratch my head since his commentary spoke of not being so much a Sacramentally involved priest.I really wondered why one becomes a priest in these days with the alleged priest shortage ,and does not desire to feed the flock? By this I mean the Eucharist and the other Sacraments not the modernist view of pay for preach on television, stage and thru marketing of tapes and books.We have several parishes here where the pew people refuse to leave even though the Bishop wants them closed. sure would like a priest to come by to offer the Mass and give us the Sacraments.but alas , the shepherd will not get rich doing his job.

InjectTheMicWithRep said...

This whole thing is sad. Good Catholics going at it from all angles. Definitely what Satan had in mind when he started this mess. My point is that your article and many other articles written recently about this issue by Catholics, lack virtue.

vir•tue
–noun
1. moral excellence; goodness; righteousness.

In my opinion, your article was not simply calling Fr. Corapi into question, but was more of an attack. Putting such an unkind commentary into print, to me, would make someone “seem” unvirtuous. I don’t know you, and after looking at your writings, you appear to be a good defender of the faith and traditional values. If you honestly think though that your article was virtuous, then this is pretty much a pointless debate. But, I am a glutton for punishment.

I am taking the side of both supporting the fullness of the faith as well as Fr. Corapi. Assumingly, if you were in Father Corapi’s position and had the option of either going away quietly, never to be heard of again, or trying to protect your civil rights, clear your name, and still defend the faith in the public square, you would just go away quietly. I can appreciate that. This to me falls in the “God works in mysterious ways” category.

I too would have rather seen Father wait this out in hopes that the process would reveal the truth and he could still immediately remain a priest. But, taking these steps now might just be what God has in store for him to clear his name under civil law and help to look at the flawed process. If I was advised by my Canon lawyer, civil lawyer, and close colleagues within the Church that I didn’t have much else of an option, I would have to think long and hard about how to move forward also. If his name can be cleared though, and it’s made evident that he was falsely accused, I hold out hope that he could continue anew his priestly faculties. If not, then I still think he will continue to speak truth and defend the faith. If not, maybe being clear of the Church’s prohibition on priests participating in politics, he can yell a little louder than before in defense of traditional Catholic values in the public square.

While you and many others would have gone away quietly, Father is too important to the fight against evil to do so. If he was silenced, then Satan would have won this battle. God is working here regardless of the back and forth banter around the internet. An whether someone recites the rosary daily or are daily communicants doesn’t mean that they are 24/7 shrouded in virtue. I know I try to both daily and am the first one to tell you my poop stinks.

Matthew 6:5
"When you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, who love to stand and pray in the synagogues and on street corners so that others may see them. Amen, I say to you, they have received their reward.
But when you pray, go to your inner room, close the door, and pray to your Father in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will repay you.”

Blindnessisnotcharity said...

When a man who preaches Truth turns out not only not to have been made good by it but to have used it for his own profit and gain, it is the biggest scandal of all. For if the Truth has so little effect on one who proclaims it for 20 years, what does thay say? This is the true scandal of this story and so many others like it.

We have been handicapped by the lack of a Catholic press willing to perform true investigative reporting on those who make grandiose claims and use them to make a profit. We saw the same thing with Maciel---the Catholic press, rather than investigating into the truth (because the truth about Maciel WAS out there for decades; conservative Catholics just didn't want to see it), chose to believe everything the child molesting fraud had to say in the name of "charity" and maligned the victims of this monster's cruelties (no "charity" for those victims, nosirree) without ever bothering to investigate the claims.

This is not charity, and it is not remotely Catholic. Jesus never told us to stick our heads in the sand and ignore the red flags right in front of our eyeballs. The truth is, Corapi has exhibited signs of delusions of grandeur, narcissism, and persecution complex since his seminary days (if not before). Just like Maciel, nobody wants to see it for what it is, and everybody is more than willing to quickly malign the accusers and canonize the man who blithely stated that not ministering as a priest anymore wasn't going to be much of a change at all, since only about 10%of what he did over the past two decades required ordination anyway.

God gave us common sense and expects us to use it. The Corapi story (just like the Maciel story) stinks to high heaven. His so-called "special forces" soldier days are just one indication of the deception in this story from the get-go.

When are Catholics going to learn that allowing these types of narcissists and deceivers to continue their deception for decades isn't even remotely charitable? All that praise and adulation of Corapi as he amassed millions, drove fast cars, harleys, and boats, and did very little ministering of the sacraments has not brought this man closer to God. Instead, it has turned him into the ridiculous "Black Sheep Dog" formerly known as Father Corapi who is using his new persona to hustle his latest book. His mama needs to take one of her combat boots and give him a swift kick in the derriere before he goes so completely off the rails he leaves the Church entirely and takes a lot of his devotees along with him.

This is ridiculous.

c.k said...

If ever you write another piece on Fr. Corapi, could you please clarify to us if this claim is true?

"[Priests] lives and obligations are very different. [Fr. Corapi] may want to step away from his priesthood, but a priest he is, and that means that any public ministry without ecclesial approbation will be PROTESTANT ministry, not Catholic."

"... While on “administrative leave,” a suspended priest can neither preach nor teach religion; his intention to do so anyway would be a movement toward the Protestant camp, no matter what the message."

If such is the case, then we really have a problem. Source from another priest Fr. Joe http://bloggerpriest.wordpress.com/2011/06/18/father-corapi-not-sheep-dog-but-black-wolf/

Anonymous said...

Black Sheep Dog or BLACK WOLF?

http://bloggerpriest.wordpress.com/2011/06/18/father-corapi-not-sheep-dog-but-black-wolf/

Tom O'Toole said...

@InjectTheMicWithRep -- Obviously saying the rosary or going to Mass insincerely doesn't help, but the fact that Corapi is now downgrading it:

I didn't say Mass or hear confessions much anyway so leaving the active priesthood is no big deal ...

is extremely troublesome.

Since you like longer more detailed explanations than my blog provides, read Fr. Joe's commentary. He says what I do, but with less satire and more details.

Tom O'Toole said...

@Blindnessisnotcharity -- And people thought my assessment was harsh. Speaking of "ass-essment," I got a kick out of your last image of Our Lady giving the B.S.-Dog the boot. Do you think it would make a good t-shirt? Thanks much for your insightful support.

Tom O'Toole said...

@c.k -- I think Fr. Joe's points are excellent and "right on." Know that I am neither a priest nor theologian, but my guess is Corapi (who has given up saying Mass or hearing Confessions like it is no big deal) will try to split hairs and say I'm not really PREACHING, I'm giving a talk that just happens to have a few religious themes mixed in with my take on politics, pop culture, etc. But as with Fr. Jenkins of Notre Dame, the foe who pretends he is a friend (of the Church) is the most dangerous enemy of all.

Marie Palmese said...

I think this was a very good summation of a very tragic event. I don't see any anti Catholic or liberal bias in it. I think this was a painful analysis to write and I commend the author for the thoughtfulness and courage it took to write it. I think some readers have over reacted because the facts as presented by 'Father' Corapi himself are disconcerting and heart wrenching. We, lovers of the truth of authentic Catholic teaching, are deeply saddened by Father Corapi's decision and it does seem that there is more to the story than meets the eye, and unfortunately, it seems that keeping his comfortable lifestyle means more to him than biting the bullet and obeying his Superiors. I don't think Father Corapi is a liar, a hypocrite or a phony. I think he just did not take the opportunity to become truly holy and to reap the abundant graces for the whole Church that obedience would have secured.

[Above commentary from Spero News.]

Tom O'Toole said...

Thanks, Marie, for taking the time to write and having the guts to speak the truth knowing the Corapi Commandos stand ready to attack anyone who questions their dog as uncharitable. Glad you read Spero!

Tom O'Toole said...

@Mary Lusardi 3:10 -- No I did not profit one penny for this story; neither RenewAmerica nor Spero News pays writers, and FIT is just my personal blog.

c.k said...

If Fr. Joe's assessments are correct then this is a very grave problem. Is there a way for the USCCB to make a formal announcement regarding this? Should we even pressure them?

Tom O'Toole said...

@c.k -- A priest's individual bishop usually handles disciplinary problems, so short of a discovery of the Antichrist, I don't think the USCCB would take such an action. During one extraordinary situation (when Obama was invited to ND), a very high number of bishops did make individual statements, but as there were (and still are) many liberal and/or cowardly bishops on the USCCB, a joint statement was never issued.

Still, I encourage you to pray, and then to speak out against this Black Sheep Dog situation in the way the Lord leads you.

Anonymous said...

Another commentary on the Fr. Corapi a.k.a. Black Sheep Dog mess.

https://lewiscrusade.wordpress.com/2011/06/21/why-i-will-follow-the-shepherds-not-the-sheepdog/

Anonymous said...

Fr Corapi controversy w Raymond Arroyo & Joan Frawley Desmond - 06-23-2011

Anonymous said...

The SOLT is deeply saddened that Father Corapi is suffering distress. The SOLT is further saddened by Father Corapi’s response to these allegations. The SOLT will do all within its power to assist Father Corapi if he desires to seek a dispensation from his rights and obligations as a priest and as a professed member of the SOLT. We request your prayers and the intercession of the Blessed Mother for the healing of Father Corapi and for any who have been negatively affected by Father Corapi’s decision to end his ministry as a priest and a member of the SOLT.” Link

Anonymous said...

It is sad that many are using this very sad situation to Slander Father Corapi, who has helped so many Catholics. The insinuations i are ub-surd, Fact: Father was accused of Sexual misconduct and drug use.
Bishop suspends him with no EVIDENCE, will not allow anyone to investigate and of course he said she said his hard to prove. SOLT decides to change their mind invites him back so he can continue to be suspended sleep with one eye open and do NADA about criminals that are running rampant. This is a witch hunt. Father Corapi has followed the advice of Father Flannigan and Bishop Gracida who is a doctor of Canon law as well as his own Canon Lawyer. Also if the accuser is as mentally un-stable as many have said and the Bishop has refused to listen to audio tapes, or view other evidence that would support Fathers Claim, then he is not interested in the Law and is mis using his Authority, I would be careful not slander Father since you REALLY do not know the real story!

Tom O'Toole said...

@Anon 12:21 -- I am going only by what Corapi himself wrote. You are quoting things like "as many have said" as facts. Who's writing hearsay? Leaving the active priesthood AND then continuing on as an active (Catholic) preacher is scandalous. Read Fr. Joe's blog.

Maire Margaret said...

Best piece I've read on this sad case. I had misgivings about Corapi once he started dying his hair and beard, so I wasn't altogether surprised by all of this. Re: the reader's comment likening this to an anti-Catholic hit piece one would see in the NYT, baloney! I'm very sensitive to that kind of thing and didn't sense the slightest trace of that. Rather, the reader is no doubt a "true believer" fan of Corapi's who can't handle the dissonance. That's one of saddest aspects of this mess, the good people who trusted Corapi and may possibly be lead astray by him if their faith is shaky. An aside: there was a SOLT priest operating in the Washington, DC area who also had a dramatic story (brought up poor in rough East L.A., turned his life around, etc.) He always had his hand out for contributions-- he was a perennial student in Rome- and his demeanor was rather negative and his comments not very priest-like when out of earshot of his benefactors, mainly sweet, deep-pocketed church ladies. I heard recently that he's left the priesthood. Perhaps the loosy-goosey, lone wolf format of SOLT is not the best and should be looked in to?

[Above commentary from Spero News.]

Anonymous said...

http://catholicism.about.com/b/2011/06/24/putting-father-corapi-in-perspective.htm

Anonymous said...

http://vaticaninsider.lastampa.it/en/homepage/world-news/detail/articolo/papa-pedofilia-scandali-abusi-revoca-decreto-legionari-di-cristo-477/

Tom O'Toole said...

@Maire Margaret -- Thanks for your kind and courageous comments. The rules of discipline for SOLT, which now encourages its priests to live in community and requires them to give all their income to the Order, were changed after Corapi joined. They have encouraged Corapi to live in community with them, but he refused.

Anonymous said...

http://yimcatholic.blogspot.com/2011/06/let-me-tell-you-about-herding-dogs.html

Anonymous said...

THE LATEST FROM SNAP: http://www.snapnetwork.org/snap_statements/2011_statements/062911_victims_blast_priests_lawsuit_against_woman.htm

colkoch said...

Tom I just want to take the the time to tell you this is a fair and balanced piece. Corapi's own words impugn his own integrity. You and I may not be on the same theological wave length, but on this story and the Euteneur story we agree. People need to remember Corapi was Euteneur's spiritual advisor. Dogs run in packs and then turn on each other when one is wounded. Corapi kicking Euteneur to the curb was a huge huge red flag for me. As you have pointed out, so was Corapi's admission the sacramental priesthood was less than 10% of his ministry. If Catholic sacramental grace was as important to Catholic salvation as Corapi was fond of saying, one wonders why he made it such a low priority.
Perhaps for one reason or another it didn't work for him.

rubyroad said...

The latest is bizarre.
See this site for a take on Corapi.

http://www.romancatholicimperialist.org/

Rosemary

Anonymous said...

"How very dark indeed..."
Keep up with truth!

Tom O'Toole said...

@colkoch -- Fair and balanced ... sounds like I should be on Fox News! But seriously, we are not so far apart on the "theological wavelength" as you may think.

JimAroo said...

Fighting Irish Thomas seems to be the only one covering this story. The Register in this week's issue covers it and they are about 3 weeks behind you. And they are not as thorough.

Keep up the good work. Get it out into the light. Stop all coverups.

If that makes you an unpopular Catholic with certain church authorities, so be it. You still have 2 supporters in California!

Tom O'Toole said...

@JimAroo --Yes, a lot of Church officials (and Corapi followers) aren't too fond of me, but now that we have our California fan club in place, we know where we can relocate if things get too hot.

Fighting Irish Thomas said...

FATHER CORAPI RESIGNS FROM SOLT

Anonymous said...

Thank you for this. I really liked corapi on EWTN but his website prices were so high it bothered me. I worry that he is misleading a lot of people but sadly it sounds like they want to be misled and place more faith in one person than in God.