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The spirit of the world is very alluring but I am not so surprised at this. It takes great humility to live a Christian life and live integrally in today's world even for priests. Fr. Corapi needs prayers.

http://www.societyofourlady.net/

July 5, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

From: Rev. Gerard Sheehan, SOLT Regional Priest Servant Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity Robstown, Texas

Fr. John A. Corapi submitted his resignation from the Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity ("SOLT") early in June. SOLT is a Society of Apostolic Life of Diocesan Right with its regional office in Robstown, Texas.

While SOLT does not typically comment publicly on personnel matters, it recognizes that Fr. John Corapi, through his ministry, has inspired thousands of faithful Catholics, many of whom continue to express their support of him. SOLT also recognizes that Fr. Corapi is now misleading these individuals through his false statements and characterizations. It is for these Catholics that SOLT, by means of this announcement, seeks to set the record straight.

A woman, well known to Fr. John Corapi, mailed SOLT a signed letter detailing allegations of Fr. Corapi's sexual activity with adult women, abuse of alcohol and drugs, improper sacramental practices, violation of his promise of poverty, and other wrongdoing.

After receiving the allegation, SOLT formed a three person fact-finding team to ensure that it handled this matter in accordance with canonical norms. The team included a priest-canonist, a psychiatrist, and a lawyer. Two were members of religious orders, and one was a lay Catholic. Two were men, and one was a woman. All three have national reputations and substantial experience in ecclesiastical processes related to priest disciplinary issues.

As the Society was engaging this team, Fr. Corapi filed a civil lawsuit against his principal accuser. He contended that she had defamed him and breached her contract. The contract, according to Corapi's lawsuit, contained a provision binding the woman to silence about him. He offered the woman $100,000 to enter this agreement.

SOLT's fact-finding team subsequently learned that Fr. Corapi may have negotiated contracts with other key witnesses that precluded them from speaking with SOLT's fact-finding team. Many of these witnesses likely had key information about the accusations being investigated and declined to answer questions and provide documents.

When the fact-finding team asked Fr. Corapi to dismiss the lawsuit, to forbear from foreclosing his mortgage, and to release her and other individuals from their contractual obligations to remain silent about him, he refused to do so and, through his canonical advocate, stated: "It is not possible for Father Corapi to answer the Commission's questions at this time."

SOLT's fact-finding team has acquired information from Fr. Corapi's e-mails, various witnesses, and public sources that, together, state that, during his years of public ministry:

He did have sexual relations and years of cohabitation (in California and Montana) with a woman known to him, when the relationship began, as a prostitute; He repeatedly abused alcohol and drugs; He has recently engaged in sexting activity with one or more women in Montana; He holds legal title to over $1 million in real estate, numerous luxury vehicles, motorcycles, an ATV, a boat dock, and several motor boats, which is a serious violation of his promise of poverty as a perpetually professed member of the Society.

SOLT has contemporaneously with the issuance of this press release directed Fr. John Corapi, under obedience, to return home to the Society’s regional office and take up residence there. It has also ordered him, again under obedience, to dismiss the lawsuit he has filed against his accuser.

SOLT's prior direction to Fr. John Corapi not to engage in any preaching or teaching, the celebration of the sacraments or other public ministry continues. Catholics should understand that SOLT does not consider Fr. John Corapi as fit for ministry.

Father Sheehan will not be available for comments as he is attending the SOLT General Chapter from July 5-23.

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Reading this statement kind of sheds some new light on why Fr. Corapi was under the belief that his faculties would not be restored. Neither side was going to budge; Fr. Corapi was not going to return to the SOLT HQ's and dismiss the civil lawsuit as commanded, and the SOLT was not going to let up on their demands.

The SOLT would be making a grave mistake if it did not have adequate proof of its claims, so I have to side with them on this one. No one could be stupid enough to make allegations like this without being able to produce proof upon a lawsuit.

Prayers for everyone involved, including the accuser who has been described as a violent alcoholic by BSD.

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Reading this statement kind of sheds some new light on why Fr. Corapi was under the belief that his faculties would not be restored. Neither side was going to budge; Fr. Corapi was not going to return to the SOLT HQ's and dismiss the civil lawsuit as commanded, and the SOLT was not going to let up on their demands.

The SOLT would be making a grave mistake if it did not have adequate proof of its claims, so I have to side with them on this one. No one could be stupid enough to make allegations like this without being able to produce proof upon a lawsuit.

Prayers for everyone involved, including the accuser who has been described as a violent alcoholic by BSD.

I'd like to see if Father Corapi sues Solt for defamation.  They'll have to prove the claims they're making.

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Does anyone know how one of John Corapi's defenders, the retired Bishop René Gracida would end up so wealthy, with a 240 acre cattle and sheep ranch as well as a bay front residence in Corpus Christi?  I'm not accusing the bishop of anything, I've just never known a bishop to be so wealthy.  Or maybe I'm wrong, is this common?
 
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Does anyone know how one of John Corapi's defenders, the retired Bishop René Gracida would end up so wealthy, with a 240 acre cattle and sheep ranch as well as a bay front residence in Corpus Christi?  I'm not accusing the bishop of anything, I've just never known a bishop to be so wealthy.  Or maybe I'm wrong, is this common?
 

Diocesan priests don't take a vow of poverty and many become quite wealthy.  Catholics are always slipping money to their "poor" priests.

Fr. Corapi is a perpetual professed SOLT priest so he has taken a vow of poverty.


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The only real way to know if you have a real priest is to make sure that he was ordained before 1968.

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The only real way to know if you have a real priest is to make sure that he was ordained before 1968.
Before 1968? I've heard (from sedevacantists) "before1958."
Go figure.

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Ive never heard '58 that makes no sence but Im only 16 and I'm trying to expose myself to as much information as I possibly can.  I'm lightyears ahead of my classmates in the things  I know.  But I thought the invalid New Rite of Ordination began in '68.  Any Trad here who is not a sede is a hypocrite and a schismatic.  Sedes are the only sincere trads, as they alone draw things to their logical conclusions.  I thought a lot more people would wake up when he supported condom use and no longer want anything to do with him, but the devil is too strong and the faith of most false-traditionalists is too weak.

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Ive never heard '58 that makes no sence but Im only 16 and I'm trying to expose myself to as much information as I possibly can.  I'm lightyears ahead of my classmates in the things  I know.  But I thought the invalid New Rite of Ordination began in '68.  Any Trad here who is not a sede is a hypocrite and a schismatic.  Sedes are the only sincere trads, as they alone draw things to their logical conclusions.  I thought a lot more people would wake up when he supported condom use and no longer want anything to do with him, but the devil is too strong and the faith of most false-traditionalists is too weak.

Your violating a whole list of rules here. Sedevacantism is a banned topic and you have to be 18 to post here. 
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Ive never heard '58 that makes no sence but Im only 16 and I'm trying to expose myself to as much information as I possibly can.  I'm lightyears ahead of my classmates in the things  I know.  But I thought the invalid New Rite of Ordination began in '68.  Any Trad here who is not a sede is a hypocrite and a schismatic.  Sedes are the only sincere trads, as they alone draw things to their logical conclusions.  I thought a lot more people would wake up when he supported condom use and no longer want anything to do with him, but the devil is too strong and the faith of most false-traditionalists is too weak.
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"Nothing is more miserable than those people who never failed to attack their own salvation. When there was need to observe the Law, they trampled it under foot. Now that the Law has ceased to bind, they obstinately strive to observe it. What could be more pitiable that those who provoke God not only by transgressing the Law but also by keeping it? But at any rate the Jews say that they, too, adore God. God forbid that I say that. No Jew adores God! Who say so? The Son of God say so. For he said: "If you were to know my Father, you would also know me. But you neither know me nor do you know my Father". Could I produce a witness more trustworthy than the Son of God?"  St. John Chrysostom Sunday Homily