Fr. Corapi Leaves the Priesthood *Updated – (1/9/13)
*All updates will be included at the bottom of this post*
Okay, so I’m a little slow about getting this out, but I have to admit, I don’t constantly check my Catholic sources as much as others so I’m just now getting to this. As of March of this year, Fr. Corapi was suspended from active ministry pending an investigations into charges he abused drugs and was sexually promiscuous.
Fr. Corapi has announced he was stepping down as a priest citing spiritual, emotional, and physical distress which he states he’s been dealing with for the past several years (as cited by his superior).
*UPDATE 7/5/11 – The Order to which Fr. Corapi belongs, SOLT, released a statement today regarding their side of the incidents regarding John Corapi. I don’t know, honestly, what to make of all this. I don’t know if they’re slinging mud back at Corapi as a form of revenge, or if John Corapi is a great teacher but an absolute hypocrite. Again, I’m not in a position to judge any of the bishops or leaders in this case or Corapi, but I am ultimately saddened by this entire event. It makes my heart undeniably heavy to see this type of thing going on inside the Church. This situation is disgusting (regardless of the guilty party) and it does nothing if not cast more scandal on our Church and divisiveness amongst our people.
*UPDATE 7/14/11 – This article is really just more of the same, but has a little more regarding John Corapi saying he would not obey community orders and that he has not addressed the specific charges levied against him by SOLT to the public so far. The more this goes on the less favorable he’s looking. “Father John Corapi: ‘I won’t obey’ communities orders“
*UPDATE 1/9/13 – This isn’t so much an update of anything new, but just a retro bit of information. Fr. Corapi’s website, The Black Sheep Dog and Twitter accounts have been closed down. There is no new information on John Corapi currently in regards to the allegations against him.