Fr. John Corapi
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(06-07-2010, 05:20 PM)Mhoram Wrote: I've listened to several of his talks, and the only thing that really gave me pause was how freely he applies Extreme Unction.  He seems to define "danger of death" very broadly, to include drug addicts for instance.  I think his reasoning is that they are undergoing "spiritual death" or something like that.  Since he went through that himself, he has kind of an "I know what's best for this situation" attitude about it.  I suppose that's kind of modernist, to say, "I'm orthodox about everything else, but on this one thing I know better than what the rules say."  If everyone does that, eventually you get clowns at the altar. 

He also says things like "Vatican II was a great gift of the Holy Spirit" and that Pope John Paul II and Mother Teresa should be canonized without delay, but they were personal friends and inspirations to him, so that's understandable.  (And a good example of why those proceedings should wait a generation or two.)  But I wouldn't call him a modernist, since the fact that he talks about sin and spiritual warfare at all makes him more orthodox and traditional than most priests.  If he's a modernist, what's Cardinal Mahoney?
Technically that sounds like relativism to me, though I see what you mean.  He seems to be a really good priest, though he might not be perfectly orthodox or traditional.  These days we should be glad to have good priests, but always keep our guard up slightly.

To say a priest "cares nothing for the truth" is a pretty damning accusation which should not be made lightly.
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Fr. John Corapi - by legendofheasty - 06-07-2010, 04:15 PM
Re: Fr. John Corapi - by Historian - 06-07-2010, 04:17 PM
Re: Fr. John Corapi - by Mhoram - 06-07-2010, 05:20 PM
Re: Fr. John Corapi - by Dust - 06-07-2010, 09:27 PM
Re: Fr. John Corapi - by Augstine Baker - 06-07-2010, 10:34 PM
Re: Fr. John Corapi - by Historian - 06-07-2010, 11:39 PM
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Re: Fr. John Corapi - by Historian - 06-08-2010, 12:11 AM
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