Many of you know Fr. Corapi from his show on EWTN or have heard him on Relevant Radio or have listened to one of his CDs from Lighthouse Catholic Media. I've been privileged to know him and listen to him for only about a year or so. My friend Holly talked highly of him as well as Deacon Tony from my church. When I finally watched his show on EWTN, I was fully engaged.
He is a gifted dynamic speaker that speaks boldly of our faith and especially about Our Lady.
He has a gift for explaining the faith that makes sense. He doesn't waver, he speaks the truth and one could feel it. He talked about unpopular subjects such as abortion, Our Lady, Socialism...etc. He did not shy away from warning us about the secular way of our world and how it leads away from Christ.
Well, a couple of months back he abruptly disappeared from EWTN and after checking into it, I had learned that he was removed from all priestly duties and public speaking due to an investigation. Santa Cruz Media had issued a statement in support of Fr. Corapi's innocence of the alleged charges.
My conclusion, he is under a spiritual attack. He is a threat to our enemy, the father of all lies, so he then became a target... the goal to destroy his reputation as a priest and hurt the Catholic Church in the same throw. It has certainly divided the Catholic Bishops and the faithful. (And I have missed his shows greatly!)
I'm not interested in the politics that lead to this... if egos were involved?
What I am interested in is focusing back on God's Word.
I had been thinking about him and heard today, that Fr. Corapi had released a statement that "he was not going to be involved in public ministry as a priest any longer." You can read about at The Black Sheepdog his own personal blog.
This is not good news in my opinion.
Our Lady brought him to her Son many years ago so, I'm sure she's looking out for him now. God can bring good out of any mess and I pray he does so for Fr. Corapi and those involved in his persecution.