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Scott P. Richert

What Has Happened to Fr. John Corapi?

By January 26, 2012

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For several months in mid-2011, the biggest and most divisive story on the Catholic side of the World Wide Web involved the strange case of Fr. John Corapi, a charismatic preacher who announced on Ash Wednesday 2011 that he had been accused of sexual impropriety and drug abuse. Ordered by his superiors in the Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity (SOLT) to remain silent while the charges were investigated, Father Corapi complied for a few months before bringing the investigation to a halt by announcing that he intended to leave the priesthood.

But, Father Corapi promised, he would not be "silenced." Unable to continue to speak and teach as a Catholic priest, Father Corapi announced a new persona: Under the guise of the "Black Sheep Dog," he would continue to speak on many of the topics he had previously discussed, but with more of a political emphasis. He hinted broadly at plans surrounding the 2012 presidential election.

Yet here we are in 2012, and the primary season is well under way. Of the remaining four Republican candidates, two (Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum) are Catholics, and Barack Obama's administration has just launched a frontal attack on Catholic religious freedom in the United States, under the guise of advancing "healthcare reform." This would seem the perfect time for the Black Sheep Dog to charge into the fray.

But Father Corapi is nowhere in sight.

Readers have been asking for a few months if I knew of any developments in the strange case of Fr. John Corapi, and the truth is, I'm as clueless as they are. After an initial flurry of activity, updates to Father Corapi's new website, theblacksheepdog.us, became few and far between, and sometime around the first of the year (as Patrick Madrid, I believe, was the first to notice) all of the content was removed from the site. In its place, a single white page remains, with just three lines of text:

Inquiries regarding TheBlackSheepDog.US can be made to:
450 Corporate Dr. Suite 107
Kalispell, MT 59901

Father Corapi's/The Black Sheep Dog's official accounts on Twitter and on Facebook have disappeared as well. And here we are, over three weeks after Patrick noted that Father Corapi had "vanishe[d] off the radar screen," and there's still no word to be found anywhere about what has happened.

My initial thought on reading Patrick's post was that perhaps Father Corapi had finally decided to submit in obedience to the direct orders of his superiors in SOLT, and had returned to live with them in community while they completed the investigation that had been abruptly cut short. I still hope that my initial thought was true. But I'm beginning to have doubts, since it seems to me that, because of the unfortunately public nature of the Father Corapi controversy, SOLT would be bound, if for no other reason than by the dictates of charity, to release at least a brief statement acknowledging Father Corapi's return. The fact that they haven't leads me to believe that something else is going on, and it's hard to imagine that something else being something good.

Of course, time will tell (though I am surprised that it hasn't told already). Father Corapi was too prominent of a figure, and last year's scandal was too widely discussed, for him to disappear like Amelia Earhart. But whatever has happened, I'll make one prediction right now: We have seen the end of the Black Sheep Dog.

Let us hope and pray that we haven't seen the end of Fr. John Corapi as well.

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January 26, 2012 at 1:11 pm
(1) Frank Rega says:

Just wishful thinking, but I hope that he discovers the old Latin Tridentine Mass and Catholic Traditionalism, in other words, “real” Roman Catholicism.

January 26, 2012 at 1:21 pm
(2) Marie says:

If, and I repeate, if, Father Corapi has lapsed back into drug abuse (one of the charges made), it’s very possible that he has taken down the websites and headed into rehab. I hope and pray this is the case, if he has relapsed.

By the mark placed on his soul at ordination, he remains a priest forever, even if he is released from his obligations.

My ultimate hope is that Father Corapi chooses to stay in the priesthood, even if that meant he would spend the rest of his days offering the Sacrifice of the Mass in solitude. It’s not the teaching or preaching that makes the priest; it’s his ability to turn ordinary bread and wine into the Body and Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ. He has had enough schooling to know this, but something else seems to be clouding his thought process. I hope that is resolved, whatever it is.

January 26, 2012 at 2:11 pm
(3) Dave says:

I often still pray that John Corapi will retreat to solitude and listen to the voice of the Creator and get his life straightened out. I pray that this is so. He was such a beacon of light to the world. Satan must be roaring with laughter.

January 26, 2012 at 5:22 pm
(4) Joanc57 says:

Poor Father Corapi. I’ve been praying for him. I hope he comes back to the Church soon.

January 26, 2012 at 6:56 pm
(5) Maria says:

I was just thinking about Fr. Corapi yesterday and then I get this e-mail article from a friend of mine!
All I can say is that he is daily in my prayers and hopefully, he will return to his order. One of the rules of any religious is, “obedience.”
Satan does interfere in people’s lives, especially priests.
We must pray for all our religious!

January 26, 2012 at 11:20 pm
(6) Tom says:

Speculation on the situation of Father Corapi is not in keeping with the tradition of charity toward one in crisis. Please respect this, pray, pray, pray. Live your Catholic life as if a direct line of communication leads directly to God, and pray that the community united in Christ is with Father Corapi every hour of every day.

January 27, 2012 at 4:34 am
(7) Barbara says:

I miss Frather john so much. It was through his teaching on TV that
brought my husband back to the Church. Now he is gone again. And
I think I know why. In our country you innocence until proven guilty.
Fr. John Corapi was not treatrd farily. Pray he returns soon.

January 27, 2012 at 10:01 am
(8) Alice Seidel says:

Possibly he is going thru a laicization process and one of the stipulations is to remove this silly web prescence.

My feeling is that Corapi “used” the Catholic church to his own ends for as long as it would serve him. Just my opinion but I’ve lived long enough to know how people operate, and he’s not fooling me.

No one who has been that involved with drugs, money, celebs, the darker sides of life, I’d say, would be willing to give it all up and return to his SOLT flock, I just don’t see that happening. He lived on his own far, far away from where he should have been when he was a priest, and in due time, I’m sure we’ll hear from him again.

January 27, 2012 at 10:20 am
(9) melbourne says:

Reading all these makes me sad…all we can do is pray for our priests, young priests, old priests, the priests close to our hearts, the priests who baptized us, confirmed us, gave us communion, administered us penance and the priests all over the world….that God may always bless them and keep them in His care..God of love, we lift them all up to You, sustain them so that we may always see You through them, in Christ Jesus, amen.

January 27, 2012 at 10:37 am
(10) Laura Lee says:

I agree with Tom, that speculation on Father Corapi’s the situation is not in keeping with the tradition of charity toward one in crisis.   His testimony and his preaching were very influential in my return to the Catholic Church.  We should all pray for him and for his sanctity.  He remains a priest forever.  He has bounced back from worse. 
I pray that he will return to fulfill the will the God the Father for the next chapter in his life.  Remember the scripture at the beginning of his program?  It was from Isaiah 55:8 – 9:
“For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways,” declares the LORD.
For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways
And My thoughts than your thoughts.

January 27, 2012 at 11:20 am
(11) Marylamb says:

Our Lord says any of my sheep that follow me will be the subject of much trial .blashphemies ect…..it.s Stan’s lies I believe that Fr,Corapi led so many people back thatsatan got involved with his lies and adversaries who r very much in the church our Lord told us this that Satan would have his helpers. Née some priests working for him.the evil one couldn’t let Fr. Corapi carry on because he was to good of a priest bringing many souls back. I hope fr Corapi can see he’s in the middle of the devils scheme to make him quit.Fr.Corapi is in a very dark night pray that he sees that and triumphs over Satan and comes back to the church….pray pray pray that he overcomes the evil lies the devil is spreading.Fr.Corapi I believe ourLord is testing you……don’t let the devil win. Fight fight fight.! Thank you Mary lamb

January 27, 2012 at 11:48 am
(12) greg says:

In your article you mention that Newt Gingrich is a Catholic. Although he professes to be a Catholic, he is in fact a double divorsee and should not be considered a Catholic at all.

January 27, 2012 at 12:00 pm
(13) Mary M. says:

It is a very, very sad situation. Some seemed to see changes in him emerging and then came the Black Sheep Dog thing which was very, very strange. I hope that he gets the help he needs and what’s most important o all is that he not lose his relationship with God. There but by the grace of God go I.

January 27, 2012 at 3:30 pm
(14) Susan says:

Fr Caropi, such a brilliant man and speaker for the church, I pray u are working in solice to resolve the trials u r going thru, I pray for u as a person and as a priest. We need our priests. Don’t abandon us! Say “no” to temptations, and stand up for God. U r more the hero to come back….

January 27, 2012 at 3:59 pm
(15) Mary says:

I miss Father very much. I believe he is going through something, but I can only pray for him. Only God knows his heart, so I cannot judge him. It’s must be hard for all priest, nuns, sisters because Satan delights in taking them down.

January 27, 2012 at 4:09 pm
(16) Nancy Sapey says:

Mr. Richert, you are speculating. You wouldn’t want people to do the same to you? Would you?

January 27, 2012 at 4:18 pm
(17) Rosemary says:

When this whole thing occurred, my first thought – as strange as it sounds – is “he’s ill” and I thought he might have a brain tumor. Brain tumors make people do very strange things and no one realizes what is happening until it’s too late. The behavior – “Black Sheepdog,” leaving the priesthood he said he loved so much, refusing to “submit” – it’s all very strange. Maybe it’s not a brain tumor per se (I pray it isn’t) but something is definitely “afoot” and we may never know everything. Sometimes people keep their illnesses private. John cardinal O’Connor never admitted, for instance, that he had brain cancer until he died and it came out. But I knew it right off the bat. Sounds odd, I knew it from the start. And, sadly, I was right. Same with Teddy Kennedy (though i’m surprised — I didn’t know he had a brain).

January 27, 2012 at 11:28 pm
(18) d.j. says:

I opened the article for news. Instead, I found nothing new and nothing good. Just one Catholic person chasing down another who has fallen from grace. This is not informative, not helpful, and not edifying.

January 27, 2012 at 11:58 pm
(19) Scott P. Richert says:

Nancy Sapey, nothing I wrote is speculation. I said that I do not know what has happened to Father Corapi. That’s simply true. I also wrote that I’ve begun to have doubts that he has returned to SOLT, and that’s simply true (that I’ve had doubts). I have offered no speculation on where he might be now, but simply offered my hopes and prayers that he has done the right thing.

It’s odd that anyone would see that as an uncharitable act.

January 28, 2012 at 4:20 am
(20) Mary@42 says:

Before I read all the responses, I feel obliged to respond to Marylamb…My dear Mary, ex-Fr. Corapi reached a point where he deluded himself that He was the One bringing souls back to the fold of Mother Church. The fanatical following he created and the adoration he received from his avid devotees clouded his reason that, in fact, IT WAS THE HOLY SPIRIT WHO WAS WORKING IN HIM TO BRING GOD’S PEOPLE BACK TO HIS CHURCH….His reaction to the crisis revealed a person whom HUMILITY was a stranger in his chest of Virtues……I am praying he has realized where he took the wrong turn, and he has now submitted to the Vow of Obedience and returned to his Congregation….if not, then we have another “Bishop Milingo” of Zimbambwe. He was such a charismatic gifted preacher and healer. By and by, just like ex-Father Corapi, he deluded himself it was him who was performing all these wonderful God’s Work and not THE HOLY SPIRIT. The popularity he enjoyed went to his head and Satan took over….. As we speak now, he leads a break-away group of ex-Catholic Priests who call themselves The Reformed Catholic Church of Married Priests…..in short, Marylamb, it is not the so-called evil ones, or those envious of ex-Father Corapi’s popularity within the Church who led him astray…it was HIS OWN VANITY which Satan gleefully used to lead him out of the Church and into oblivion. Let us all pray for him….believe me, he needs many, many prayers from us all

January 28, 2012 at 3:09 pm
(21) Salvy says:

When all this was coming down about Corapi I remember ” Black Sheepdog”,( that stupid theatrical name he tried to promote him and his book with) well, he was saying he was going into talk radio. Interestingly, I heard Michael Savage at that time say on his talk radio program that there was no more room in the market for any new talk show hosts. He should know and apparently he was right. So, somebody said here that Corapi’s now leading some rogue priests into some alternative Catholic Church. If that’s true it sounds like he hasn’t changed and he’s still out there operating like the same type of arshole he was when he decided to leave the Catholic Church that he made his fortune off of.

January 28, 2012 at 5:54 pm
(22) Daniel Humm says:

It’s been reported by both critics and supporters that John Corapi is still in Kalispell and has been out and about. It would seem he’s well. One supporter reported that a call to SOLT received the response that they’ve heard nothing from him, but still pray that he might decide to return to the community. His civil suit was filed early in April last year, and an attorney that had checked on the status suggested that the defendant (being the one that supposedly wrote the “letter”) had filed a response to deny the charges shortly thereafter with no other action (such as subpoenas) having occurred during the time since. Supporters have mentioned on facebook that many of the cards and letters they have written have been returned to them. “Critics” seem mainly of the opinion that he should return to SOLT in order to continue as a priest even if that means he “crawl under a rock” to do so, while “supporters” seem to feel that he will eventually restore his reputation from “false accusations” regarding sex and drugs (ignore charges of violation of his promise of poverty and issues regarding priestly faculties) and then take a well-deserved “retirement” from the priesthood.

January 28, 2012 at 11:33 pm
(23) Marie says:

I may be in the minority, but I pray he returns. I learned much from his sermons and I don’t believe the accusations.
Our Church doesn’t need more “junk” happening. We are all just humans and not perfect. Thank The Lord that he is so forgiving.

January 29, 2012 at 6:44 am

I have wondered where he is spiritually by now, and continue to pray that Christ and Our Lady will draw him back and heal his soul.

January 29, 2012 at 2:10 pm
(25) Linda says:

This is such a sad case for all of us. Fr. Corapi is/was well beloved. I didn’t agree with him, and rather got mad at him on the television screen, and disagreed with him!!!…..But I NEVER, EVER wanted this to happen to him. I will pray for him…He is recuperating for sure….Maybe doing some penance, or maybe has just disappeared into another life where no one knows him…..I hope he has found some peace at last!

January 29, 2012 at 7:21 pm
(26) Mike says:

Maybe he just decided to retire. He has millions of dollars to fall back on. It is strange and inconsiderate that he would just drop off the map without at least informing his flock of followers what he is doing or why he has discontinued his sites and work as the sheepdog.

January 29, 2012 at 9:02 pm
(27) Gatomon41 says:

I hope Corapi would repent of his errors, and return to the faith.

January 29, 2012 at 10:23 pm
(28) Ann says:

Do you know that there are some very inappropriate ads here- a woman in bikini (“date a millionaire” ad), ads to become an ordained minister and ads to start your own church.

January 29, 2012 at 11:06 pm
(29) Jim R says:

Through Father Corapi the door was open and the love for Jesus started and I came back to be active in the church. I do not understand why what happen nor what to do about the whole status of Father Corapi? I think of him often and miss hearign his words about Jesus. My church liek most has removed all his tapes and his name is never spoken by order of the priest. I will never be able to understand how he could preach with the cross behind him if these stories are true.That is why something is out of balance. I was lost until the Holy Spirit through Father Corapi teachings found me. I am so very happy that their was a Father Corapi. If you happen to read this Father, my deepest thanks and may Jesus look out for you.

January 30, 2012 at 10:18 am
(30) fransis says:

if a person has truly got a close relationship with god , you will notice the way in which he talks to you , and reveals the truths of the spiritual life. in listening to fr corapi you can clearly see that the words in which he speaks are the same as what your heavenly father has reveiled to you so you know his relationship with god can not be anything but the truth .that is why he is able to relay gods word because of his intimate personal relationship , if you are not sure ask god to tell you the truth , he will tell you , dont follow all you read and hear those are the evils tricks , use your spiritual side for disernment not the other or yourself . we and the church needs this man.

January 30, 2012 at 10:45 am
(31) maryjane says:

I intend to add Fr.Corapi to my prayers. He never tried to hide his past and one does things under the’influence’ that one might not ever contemplate normally. This does not detract from Saintlyness one can work toward once one breaks with this ‘past’. The more saintly one becomes, the more the devil tries to destroy and undermine. Lets all keep our priests, seminarians and religious in our prayers.

January 30, 2012 at 1:12 pm
(32) Char says:

If “submit in obedience” means to go into hiding and let the “Church” take care of the problem, pay people off, blame others, don’t own up to your mistakes, let the Bishop use trickery and manipulation etc… I hope he ran the other way and fast! The mafia of the church is a sin! These matters should be taken up by our own law enforcement if it is drugs and sexual assualt etc… My own employer would not tolerate this kind of behavior, nor should it be their responsability. Each of us need to own up to our mistakes and faults ESPECIALLY when we’ve been caught, so to speak. Fr. C could restore some faith in some of us catholics if he could be honest and not hide behind his archdiocese, if that is what he is doing. He could truly set a good example for the priesthood. You don’t see much of that in the news papers or blogs when it comes to the priests.

January 30, 2012 at 3:10 pm
(33) Matt C says:

I’ve followed Father Corapi for probably five or six years now. I first heard him on EWTN. He taught the Faith with a clarity and authority unlike any other priest I had heard. For me, he was one of a handful of voices crying in the wilderness, exorting the faithful to get with it. Father Corapi was a gift to the Church.

After he became sick and stopped traveling and preaching (which, I believe was about 3 years ago) he seemed to change. When he eventually did resume preaching, his speech was a little bit slower, his appearance had changed (i.e. shaved head and dyed goatee) and he didn’t seem as on target as he once was. I don’t know what happened. What I do know is that he has benefited me greatly. For 20 years he taught the Faith, faithfully. What bothers me most about what has transpired is not that a good Catholic priest may have gone off-track, but rather the gutter-snipers out there who seemed to take delight in his problems. There seemed to be some thinly-vieled hostility towards Father Corapi. Whatever is happening falls within Divine Providence. I’m going to continue to pray for Father Corapi that God’s Will be done.

January 30, 2012 at 4:53 pm
(34) DPB says:

Bro, you do realize all the allegation of sexual and drug-related impropriety are TRUE right? SOLT revealed as much. What’s going on is Corapi has no credibility anymore, he’s damaged himself, his order, and the Church, and has no choice but to disappear. Him disappearing is a POSITIVE. If he were to come back he would only corrupt the Church even more and contribute ever further to societal crisis of Faith made most apparent by the Church’s still unreconciled sexual abuse crisis. Corapi is part of the problem, not the solution. The same holds true for all those who continue to support this disgusting human being.

January 30, 2012 at 5:49 pm
(35) Matt C says:


First, if Father Corapi is guilty of having sexual relations with women, then he’s guilty of violating his vow of chastity, not something criminal. Keep it in perspective. Whether the allegations are true or not, his career as a preacher is over. Even if he was able to prove that some of the allegations are false, there will always be scandal attached to his name from now on.

Secondly, you will answer to God for refering to a Catholic priest who, despite what anyone says, did much, much good in his 20 years of service teaching the Faith, as a ‘disgusting human being’. Shame on you.

January 30, 2012 at 8:46 pm
(36) Keyser Soze says:

The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn’t exist. And like that, poof. He’s gone.

January 30, 2012 at 9:17 pm
(37) Salvy says:

I think it’s kind of disgusting how Corapi was living a double life from California to Montana, which makes it seem obvious, at least to me, that all his public work as a priest was mainly motivated by money. And, he pocketed plenty. Also, would somebody please explain this thing about “a priest forever.” That sounds true and it sounds nice for the vast majority of priests, but what about these other guys who really go off the rails? Seems to me those kind of guys would lose that honor in the eyes of God.

January 31, 2012 at 7:22 am
(38) TheresaEH says:

I just pray he does not cause anymore pain, heartache and SHAME to anyone especially the Holy Catholic Church!!!!!

January 31, 2012 at 7:36 am
(39) Anil Wang says:

Alice Seidel, I agree. Assuming all the allegations were true, it is unreasonable to believe Fr. Corapi will suddenly reform. Then again, it’s unreasonable to assume that one of the first great persecutor of Christians (St. Paul) would become one of its greated saints. The grace of God can do the unreasonable.

Let’s just pray for his soul and the souls of all lapsed Catholics and leave grace to God.

January 31, 2012 at 9:18 am
(40) Kimberly says:

I am quite dismayed that this article and some of the comments are speculating on Fr. Corapi’s activities as “hard to imagine that something else being something good.” It seems that talking about one’s behavior, when knowing nothing about it, is gossip. Let’s refrain from gossip and pray for Fr. Corapi’s well being.

January 31, 2012 at 10:01 pm
(41) Chris Young says:

Father if you ever read this you can always call me 401-477-6178. I love you Father and always will. God’s Kingdom is coming, please know God sees what has happened and you are in his arms always.

January 31, 2012 at 10:01 pm
(42) Chris Young says:

Father if you ever read this you can always call me 401-477-6178. I love you Father and always will. God’s Kingdom is coming, please know God sees what has happened and you are in his arms always.

February 1, 2012 at 12:34 am
(43) cmoreno says:

(12) greg says: Newt Gingrich is a double divorcee…
Newt is a new Catholic. Like all of us he got to confess his sins and make them right. He’s been a Catholic for less than 2 years, we surely don’t expect him to know it all yet do we? I’ve been a Catholic for only 13 of my 43 years! I work for the Church and I still learn something new everyday. It’s ok to not like him, but to call him not Catholic is grossly wrong sir. You have no clue what he has confessed. I had a long first confession myself. And I hope it never gets thrown in my face. If you know anything about the conversion process you’d know he has been forgiven. He didn’t divorce as a Catholic, but as a non-Catholic. He’s not my #1 choice (today) but he seems to be trying to follow the faith to me. He corrected himself (which most won’t do) when he mispoke in error to accurate teachings recently. Tells me he is trying to led a Catholic life. Surely that deserves some credit. It make take 9 months to become a Catholic, but it takes many years, hard study and lots of questions to know much.

February 1, 2012 at 7:07 am
(44) Trish says:

Let us all keep on praying for Fr John Corapi – wherever he is, whatever he is doing – he needs our prayers as do all priests, good or bad…
If he is ‘wasted’ he needs help, if he is getting help he needs encouragement and support through prayer for the intervention of the Holy Spririt. Let us pray that the outcome may be one that gives glory and honour to God and leads many more people to Him, and redeems our fellow human being John Corapi…

February 1, 2012 at 10:24 am
(45) Ryan says:

Father was a big part of my reconversion to the faith. My thoughts and prayers are with him. I pray that Mary will continue to intercede for him as she has done many times.

God Bless

February 1, 2012 at 12:52 pm
(46) joe says:

Fr, Corapi was a conman who made a lot of money off the people who followed him. He never was subject to any authority above him and the minute he was he just folds up tent and leaves the priesthood. The investigation shows clearly that he was guilty, if not I am sure by now he would have presented evidence to prove otherwise. Look up his net worth and how many things he owns. Vow of poverty and obedience huh? He was so inflated with pride in the end, he was the one who brought about his own destruction. Pride comes before trhe fall. Follow the Lord only and stop turning these regular people into cult stars. He always preached, “don’t agree with the Church, that’s okay OBEY anyway.” Guess those words only had meaning until he had to apply them to himself.

February 1, 2012 at 3:10 pm
(47) Pamela Heppolette says:

I live in England and was a great fan of Fr John Corapi. I feel that he has been greatly wronged, and I find it hard to believe that SOLT would take the word of a frustrated, fiendish woman’s word against a priest who has been a priest for 20 years; they have known him and his excellent knowledge and belief in Our Lord and Our Blessed Mother Mary. SOLT knew he lived on his own and had wealth, why did they not at first asked him to give up all that before they accepted him into the priesthood? I feel very strongly about this. The World knows him and to have taken that away from him and made him look guilty in our eyes is unforgivable. Because of him many converted to catholicism. I feel that he is hurting and needs our united love and prayers. I hope, one day, I will see him back at EWTN back in the priesthood preaching to all on Television as if nothing had happened. If you are going to read this John Corapi, I do pray for you daily and mostly for your soul. God Bless you. Perhaps someday I shall see you in person, I don’t know how as I live in another country, but God love you. Pam Heppolette

February 2, 2012 at 1:52 pm
(48) Quentin Dawson says:

Every day I pray for Fr. John Corapi. Such a waste of talent. I bet if the name of the was accuser were posted, as it should, much of this foolishness would never occur

February 3, 2012 at 3:08 am
(49) TonyBigs says:

Now Priest Corapi’s page presents a 403 error.

February 4, 2012 at 9:01 am
(50) Daniel Humm says:

Pamela: He had lost his wealth before entering the priesthood, and early on was saying his vow of poverty made him the richest man in the world. His current wealth he acquired since becoming a priest and with a promise of obedience as a solemnly professed member of SOLT.

If the woman that is supposedly the accuser is as bad as so many of his defender’s make her out to be, why was she his employee for over 10 years? She must have been a rather unique employee for him to rent a house on her behalf and then move her from California to Montana with him, eventually offering her a $100,000 termination package. By his own account they had traveled a million miles together. All that time together he was never able to discern any problems with her, yet now his defenders can see right through her?

February 4, 2012 at 10:16 am
(51) Terri says:

I can only say the Fr. Corapi preached the truth! As for what has happened to him, well as someone else here said “The devil must be roaring with laughter”
I feel very sorry for Fr. Corapi and I will pray for his soul. I hope his silence means that he is being rehabbed and will take his role as priest again – even if it is not a public ministry.

February 4, 2012 at 1:35 pm
(52) James says:

IHas anyone inquired regarding Father Corapi/BlackSheepDog at the address given? Just wondering if their is any useful, truthful information coming from that address?

I really like Father Corapi. I don’t know what’s happening and I don’t care to speculate. As someone rightly mentioned in a previous comment, speculation, whether it’s hidden in clever rhetoric, or directly negative about someone, is really nothing more than gossip and in many instances as we have read here and all over the web, detraction and the venting of hatred. All sins, by the way, in case we’d forgotten. And speculating about Father John’s sins to excuse our own is….. well, figure that one out yourself! Well, God help us all, and I hope you are well Father John Corapi.

I do know he’ d been going through some difficult health problems, for several years and I hope he is healthy and finding some peace and quiet through all of this. I hope he has someone around him to support him and be a good, true, Christian friend to him.

One thing I will say here is that I’m glad that many of you nastier types, be it thinly veiled in clever rhetoric, or direct and brutish, certainly revel in all of this mud-slinging and filth. You might want to ask yourselves “why” and then choose what to do about it.

Father Corapi is a child of God, a son of Mary, the Queen of Heaven, as we all are if we are truly Christians. All of this nasty speculation and detraction certainly can not be pleasing to God nor Our Holy Queen, the Mother of Mercy. If you must believe negative speculations and assumptions, then please just shut up and pray for him. What good are all the nasty insinuations, negative speculations, etc. etc. If you can’t say anything helpful, or *sincerely* loving, then please, for the love of God, keep it to yourself.

Last night I heard again the quote from Abraham Lincoln. It’s funny and at times appropriate. “Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.”

February 4, 2012 at 2:57 pm
(53) michelle says:

I hope that Father is reading these messages…….Where are you? We need you…

February 5, 2012 at 9:14 am
(54) Debbie and Harold says:

Our country is in great trouble now. All Catholics need to get on board and band together. We need to fast and pray like we never have before. We need to live the true Roman Catholic Faith and not be lukewarm about it. We need to stand up and demand that the truth,supported with Catholic doctrine be taught at our Catholic Universities. My husband left the diaconate program at our hometown Universities because the professors places their own heretical agenda ahead of Catholic doctrine.

I too, miss the preaching of Father Corapi very much. We should never put our trust in man; trust in the Word. Corapi spoke the Word. Unfortunately, like most of us, he became weak to the world.

Corapi remains an example of faith and the teaching we find in the Word. He spoke It, he lived It, he Abandoned It; I pray he will return to It. All of his actions are not anything new. Read the Word; Corapi is a living testament to It. I am praying for the prodigal son to return to the Father.

February 5, 2012 at 3:17 pm
(55) Salvy says:

If I was this particular ” Prodigal Son” and I wanted to return to being a genuine “child of God” I would give up everything back to the church, like turning over some Montana property to some real nuns and priests, transforming it into some sort of spiritual Catholic residence or retreat center. So, you see why Jesus said the love of money is the root of all evil and why his most dramatic display of anger was directed towards the money changers in the temple.

February 5, 2012 at 4:54 pm
(56) James says:

Wow. More assumptions. None of us know the ALL the details of what has happened or what is happening in the life of Father Corapi, his accusers, the state of SOLT, or any other part of this whole thing. We ALL are capable though, of assuming we do, and imagining what has happened by the few details we see before us, and coming to proud, rather arrogant conclusions.

“He abandoned it (the faith)? Sorry, but that’s something only God would know at this point, and I know that you and your friend can’t possibly be Him. :*)

Where Fr. C is and what is happening in his life right now is not a clear picture to us mere mortals. And I will continue to hold him in high esteem and pray for God’s good grace to keep us from the sin of detraction and pride when it comes to dear Father Corapi. I do know Father C deserves our love and respect for all the good he has done for the Church. I do not know that he deserves to be seen as having abandoned the faith. The One True Church is being attacked from all sides, and most perniciously, from within. I do know this, as it has always been so and is so even now.
That fact is proven throughout the history of the Church.

The case of Father Corapi is not clear as of yet, but one day it will be made clear. Hopefully in this life! :*)

God bless Father John Corapi and may the love of Jesus and Mary surround, infuse, and protect him, now most especially, as he travels through this difficult time. May we all be converted to the True Love of Christ Jesus through Mary, the Queen of Heaven.

February 5, 2012 at 5:52 pm
(57) Debbie and Harold says:

James; It’s OK to abandon; he initially abandoned his order. May Saints abandoned. No one said there isn,t hope. It is exactly what it is. Last photo I recall was the black sheep photo; his motorcycle and his words and actions. We do not judge. We observe. He will be back.

February 6, 2012 at 1:43 am
(58) Cathy Zeigler says:

I was never really a big fan of Father Corapi. A very dear friend told me about him and she was very enriched by his preaching. It just never clicked for me. I could not connect with his style of preaching. I also felt like he relied so heavily on his own conversion story and told it repeatedly to the point that for me personally it began to sound like a “canned speech”. Like so many people who seem to swing from one extreme to another in their lives, I think Father Corapi probably has some issues and baggage to sort out. Whether he is responsible or not for any of the behavior he is accused of we will never know the whole story nor do we need to know it. He is a child of God just like all the rest of us, living in this fragile broken world, struggling with all the same temptations and ego seducers we all face. Pray for him . That is the best anyone can do for Father Corapi. Maybe he will never return to the limelight as the “Rock Star” priest and that’s probably a good thing . It isn’t really a spiritually healthy or balanced spot for anyone. The sorry stories of so many born again televangelists should serve as cautionary tales for us all.

February 8, 2012 at 1:39 am
(59) Stan says:

The man is tired!Live him alone.He went thru hell on this earth already.He got framed .No doubt.Let him go fishing on his “SEVERAL”(probably 2 ,200$ boats) from his $500 deck.Let him drive on his speed cars(probably Ford Taurus 1995).Let him live on his $1 ml property which would sell for $100 k max.He is the man of mine.I am alcoholic since I was 14, now 64.I listened to the man & he was authentic because I know the problem.God Bless You Father Corapi.I wish you the best.Forget talking heads.In final count they do not count.

February 8, 2012 at 8:09 am
(60) Vince says:

I wonder about him all the time. His mysterious disappearance certainly makes you wonder if he’s involved in a rehab or some kind or another. Either that or he was ordered to cease the Black Sheep Dog nonsense. By whom, I can only imagine.

I love Father Corapi and I once drove hundreds of miles just to hear him speak, but this has been a strange year. His YouTube postings under Black Sheep Dog were bizarre, to say the least.

I don’t really hold out much hope of him ever returning to the priesthood. Right now I just pray for him to return to sanity. I do miss him greatly.

February 8, 2012 at 1:26 pm
(61) James says:

God bless you Father Corapi and all those who pray for you truly with love. God knows the hearts of all, and knows honest prayer when He hears it.

Jesus reminds us of Isaiah’s prophecy about those among us who honor God with their lips and outward appearance, but whose hearts are far from Him…

…and God, through the same prophet, has promised to those who are true and are harmed that He will judge those who have harmed them. He knows the heart of everyone, and He knows false and vain worship when it is offered. Jesus, Divine Mercy, I trust in You.

February 8, 2012 at 1:46 pm
(62) sistaelle says:

Could be if he is actively involved in a lawsuit he is just remaining quiet. A decent lawyer would tell him that. Could also be why content is down. Or maybe because the website/ fb etc comments kept old sores fresh they were discontinued. Or perhaps the comments were becoming a liability… people spreading rumors/ attacking each other etc. Regardless, it didn’t look like a good way to move forward.

February 8, 2012 at 8:39 pm
(63) dana carr says:

The entire Church community must take some responsibility for the monstor we created with Father Corapi. The Church enabled his bad behavior. I was deeply disturbed by his lack of humility. Most folks who have taken Psychology 101 could see that he was projecting his own sin and guilt onto the conscientious faithful.

I am deeply grateful for the Church hierarchy finally silencing him. There were many priests and bishops who quietly asked him to tone it down through the years, and he arrogantly dismissed the pleas. I personally don’t think he is guilty of the alleged offenses, but he needed to be silenced.

I would imagine that he alienated as many of the Faithful as he attracted.

Personally, I stopped listening to EWTN because of Father Corapi. His absence has drawn me back to the channel.

I think he will be a most interesting person, should he ever be able to humble himself and re-create himself such as some of the other famous Prrotestant preachers who have fallen from grace.

February 8, 2012 at 9:18 pm
(64) Angela says:

My husband passed away last January. He and I loved to hear Fr. Corapi speak.

Fr. Corapi spoke of how he feared for our country the longer abortion continued and now we are in greater trouble, with the present administration trying to force their agenda on us! It would be comforting to hear words of encouragement as we stand for our Faith!

I pray for Fr. Corapi and for all priests…

February 10, 2012 at 6:03 pm
(65) frank p says:

I pray that all will remember the good that he acmplished and pray for GOD to forgive his shortcomings.

February 12, 2012 at 11:07 am
(66) mel says:

Let us always pray for the sanctity of all the priest and religious. May the good Lord guide us always in all we do and protect us from all evil.

February 13, 2012 at 3:54 am
(67) Mark says:

I enjoyed listening to his talks in the early morning, but I do not have much faith in humans no matter what title they carry. Hell I do not care much for Catholics as a whole and I am a member of the church.

February 14, 2012 at 2:53 am
(68) Paleocrates says:

Hopefully he’s in, or already been to, rehab, but he could still be in a downward spiral. His initial conversion/reversion happened, in part, as a result of praying the rosary, after a lengthy period of homelessness and institutionalizations. He was a hardcore case. It will be much harder this time around. But it’s certainly possible…

He was a big part of my reversion process; listened to his CDs repeatedly while commuting, and attended what I believe was his last public appearance in Lowell, Mass., when he announced that he was curtailing his travel schedule.

I was having some serious doubts about his well-being [prior to all the big news] after listening to one of his latter CDs, purportedly on AA’s 12 Steps. This was right up my alley, so I ordered it. What a disappointment! He shot the shit for about 25 minutes, and then spent 5 minutes more or less reciting the steps. I was hoping for his insight into the Catholic roots of the Steps, but it was practically worthless. Little did I know at the time what had been allegedly going on.

February 14, 2012 at 9:47 am
(69) Mike says:

I am going out on a limb and say his disappearance is good news, or at least the start of good news. Not that I am an optimist but I do know the power of God and I think he did fall into sin (obviously) but through peoples prayers and the Holy Spirit you will be seeing some kind of Mea Culpa from him in the near future. My guess is that it was a number of factors but when his saw his beloved Church being attacked by the Federal Government et al, he wanted to come back and fight the good fight.

February 14, 2012 at 11:54 am
(70) Charlie says:

I have read the above with great pity. So many have no faith, I heard Fr. C many times. He is a great speaker and preacher who is in GOD”S hands.

February 15, 2012 at 5:59 pm
(71) Delphina says:

Father is what he is in the sight of God. Whatever anyone does or doesn’t think about him, doesn’t change than. Pray for him, and remember that there but for the grace of God go any one of us.

Joe: Following your own line of thinking, you are in for a fall soon because there is no detectable humility in your post.

February 16, 2012 at 11:59 am
(72) Matt says:

If you go to http://www.theblacksheepdog.com it redirects to a new Catholic social network. Is this connected to Fr Corapi?
He is listed as one of the ‘Conference Speakers’ with no reference to the events of the past year.
Does anyone have any more information about this?

February 16, 2012 at 4:07 pm
(73) Cecelia says:

Matt: The website you are referring to is Online Catholic Network, which is owned and run by the accuser and her husband. They purchased the domain name so Father Corapi couldn’t use it. Draw your own conclusions.

February 17, 2012 at 12:40 am
(74) holytrails says:

My hopes and beliefs are that he is going down deep only to rise higher. The man is so gifted. Let us keep him in our prayers and not assume all is okay. He will eventually have to let people who care about him know something eventually.

February 17, 2012 at 8:52 pm
(75) Joan says:

Matt: “If you go to http://www.theblacksheepdog.com it redirects to a new Catholic social network. Is this connected to Fr Corapi?”

Cecelia: “The website you are referring to is Online Catholic Network, which is owned and run by the accuser and her husband. They purchased the domain name so Father Corapi couldn’t use it. Draw your own conclusions.”

WHAT???? So the woman that accused him of all of this now owns the domain and is using it to her benefit! WHAT???

I suggest to the author of this piece to do some investigative work on HER because this sounds SUPER fishy!

What was even odder was that I am Facebook Friends with the woman (she has like 2,000 of us who don’t really know her) but after her accusations last February 2011, and even as late as April…she still had tons of photos of Fr. Corapi on her Facebook page! A person who has been “abused” or “hurt” or “used” by a man the way she claims WOULD NEVER have pictures of him. This is relationship 101, you delete, rip, burn, whatever these pictures. BUT you definitely don’t post them on Facebook.

ODD combinations here!

February 21, 2012 at 10:05 am
(76) Barbara Murawski says:

I will continue to pray for Fr. John that the H oly Spirit guides him to do the right thing and return to his order and the Church. I miss him on EWTN as I’m sure many others do as well. I hope to soon read that he has returned.
God bless you, Father, and may the Blessed Mother wrap her mantle around you and keep you close to her Divine Son.

February 22, 2012 at 6:05 am
(77) Jaye says:

I miss Father Corapi very much.

I am inclined to think he may be working on a book.

One thing we can be certain of, he is trying to work things through, and has at least divested himself of the intense anger stage of loss by shutting down Black Sheepdog.

I was moved by Marie’s comment; God hath marked his soul, and he will always be a Priest. Father knows better than anyone he will not run long from the Holy Spirit.

I did see this coming about four years ago, because I am a nurse. I comfort you all, and encourage your faith. He will bounce back because that is the stuff he is made of … and he has had too many deeply spiritual experiences to supress.

He also has remarkable hope in his heart if you read his last writing from September of 2011. As follows:

Each human life is unique, precious, and unrepeatable, a gift from the One
who is Life itself. Each human life knows hope and life, work and
accomplishment, ups and downs, light and darkness, good and evil, the beautiful
and the ugly.

No matter where we are in the cycle of life at any given moment in
time we must live in hope, for without hope there is nothing. So long as there
is hope there is light, if only a glimmer.

Whether we battle age, infirmity, death, rejection, illness, or any of the other endless trials that face a human person, we must live in hope. In the end, a wise man or woman realizes that it is only in something much greater than ourselves that we can place our hope in unreservedly.

- Father John Corapi

He will contribute again … and there will be stories … :)

February 23, 2012 at 1:05 pm
(78) joanna says:

I have been listening to Fr. Corapi’s Lenten Retreat on my drive to work this week. I miss him. I pray for him and hold onto hope of his return. As Priest or Black Sheep Dog, it makes no difference…his mind,heart and voice is what we need.

February 25, 2012 at 3:08 pm
(79) Linus says:

I think we have seen the last of him in public. He had some sort of major crash which could be seen coming. Let him live his life. Hopefully he is still a practicing Catholic.

February 25, 2012 at 11:01 pm
(80) james says:

How sad it is to see some people slandering Father what amazes me is the same names I see on different post are always cropping up slandering Father. Daniel Humm is one who has taken to slandering Father where does he find the time i guess he is getting paid by someone, I believe that he belongs to The Bandito Dawg page on FB when my Priest saw this he was appalled. I can only say that Father Corapi is one of the finest preachers I have ever heard He really renewed my Faith I have his series The Catechism of The Catholic Church I will miss him. do pray that Father Corapi is Ok. May Our Lord protect Father Corapi ,

February 26, 2012 at 5:48 pm
(81) Rob Krawiecki says:

Father John Corapi – I hope you find a way back to the pulpit because you are ” A Natural” at speaking meaningfully about the word of God.. You are a religious hall of famer, first ballot, unanimous decision. I am not going to pat you on your rear end but just get back out there……and start playing again. You have connected with me and if you can connect with me, you can connect with millions of Catholics.I am not kidding around here.
So where do I go to listen to your talks?

February 26, 2012 at 7:39 pm
(82) Nora Smith says:

I love Fr. Corapi, as I love all my priests. My life would be a pile of garbage if it wasn’t for the Priesthood Christ, our High Priest, instituted.
I pray without ceasing, especially for Fr Corapi and other priests I don’t know who are under the cruel grip of Satan. God in His mercy will hear and answer my prayers, for His name is mercy, as Fr Corapi used to say. It is the same merciful Father who saved him once, will save him again, I know that for sure!
May Mary keep you Fr. Corapi under her immaculate mantel all your way.
Mary, Mother of our High Priest, pray for us!

February 28, 2012 at 9:12 pm
(83) Elizabeth Griffith says:

Wherever he may be, either geographically or spiritually, Father Corapi is in GOD’S HANDS; isn’t that a GOOD place to be, no matter what it entails? So let those who have appreciated and loved Fr. Corapi be comforted and TRUST GOD FOR HIM. And let those who haven’t an iota of love, (as is seen in many of these comments) hold their self-righteous tongues, lest they discover THEMSELVES answering to God for the multitued of THEIR sins, including their unsolicited, ill advised, self-complacent and presumptious JUDGEMENT on Fr. Corapi. No matter what the case, the CHURCH has the authority, the wisdom and the grace to deal with such matters, and GOD has the INFINITE wisdom, love, mercy and sanctifying power to deal with the problems, needs and situations of EVERY soul; Fr. Corapi, therefore, has an infinite wealth of assistance available to meet his every need, past, present and until his last breath…THANK GOD!!!.

February 28, 2012 at 9:37 pm
(84) Vi says:

Father John is daily in my prayers and I am looking forward to seeing him in heaven when I get there. I am 75 years old and preparing myself to be ready for when the Lord calls me home. I have been in and out of the Catholic Church several times and find that other denominations/assemblies know about worship which we as Catholics have not learned; they know about God’s Word, they know how to praise God but unfortunately they do not have the Real Presence. I now can worship God is Spirit and truth while I receive Him in Holy Communion. May Our Father hold Father John in His forgiving arms and restore him for His glory.

March 2, 2012 at 1:47 am
(85) Nik says:

Maybe his mother and mine wear “combat boots”. But you don’t say that about our Holy Mother. There needs to be some respect !

Our faith is not a boot camp, or military institution. Our faith is based in love and Mercy.

Our Christ and Holy Fathers have traditionally taught us about the importance and value of humility and humbleness. The Lord will never reject a humble and contrite heart (Psalm 51).

I continously pray for Father John Corapi, as he carries his Cross now daily, as I do, another addict. This is your big test! (mine too)

I have some very powerful prayers for you Father. Prayers to the Archangael Michael, who continously protects us and intervenes on our behalf. When the Archangel stands up, the demons scatter.

You can contact me at any time


March 2, 2012 at 2:14 pm
(86) Roger says:

I have read many of your comments. I am not a Catholic, but I believe that those dedicated to Christ and do his will are serving Him. Fa. Corapi peaked my interest a number of years back and I felt he was a true servant of the Lord. I, as a protestant, pray for him daily and that he is where God wants him to be. If he needs to be healed or cleared of the charges that he was accused of. I pray that he has returned to the church and is doing God’s will. May the Lord Jesus lift him up!

March 4, 2012 at 4:12 am
(87) Raymond says:

Dear Bro. and Sisters,

Also for me Fr. John Corapi was awesome in his preaching, and I became very sad of all this and don’t know what to think. I sometimes feel compassion …and sometimes anger, even at Fr. John Corapi himself. Whatever, I think all these comments, accusations and defences do not come from the spirit of God. Let me remind of some of God’s words: Do not judge because in the measure that you judge you will be judged. And also, “But if the wicked man turns away from all the sins he committed, if he keeps all my statutes and does what is right and just, he shall surely live, he shall not die. None of the crimes he committed shall be remembered against him; he shall live because of the virtue he has practiced.”,” And if the virtuous man turns from the path of virtue to do evil, the same kind of abominable things that the wicked man does, can he do this and still live? None of his virtuous deeds shall be remembered, because he has broken faith and committed sin; because of this, he shall die.” (Ezechiel -18, 21-22, 24-28). This last extract I have presented neither to accuse, nor to acquitt Fr. Corapi. Rather, that it is possible for God that a big sinner becomes a rightious man, and vice versa. So in this lent let’s pray that WE all repent and turn to God. Perhaps what happened to Fr. John Corapi is also our fault. Perhaps we did not pray for him when he was popular because we thought he did not need prayers. The good comes from God, and if any of us do good, it is not us but God that is doing good through us. So let’s not even judge what Fr. Corapi did before all this. Lets leave it to the Church authorities to descern what was good or not. Our duty is not to talk and talk, but to pray.

March 4, 2012 at 8:01 pm
(88) Michael says:

Dear John,

I am a hopeless sinner but am going to say a prayer (one Hail Mary) for you faithfully every day until and so that all of these things will be resolved, no matter how hard it will be for you.

In return keep me amongst those in your thoughts and prayers as I need them badly the hopeless sinner that I am.. see yourself in me, having been there yourself.. you know how much we all need each other.

God bless you, John, and have pity on us all. He loves you.. no matter what!!


March 5, 2012 at 4:13 pm
(89) anton lukcevic says:

Please pray for father corapi!

March 6, 2012 at 3:05 pm
(90) Patricia McEachern, Ph.D. says:

Father Corapi shared the teachings of the Catholic church faithfully and powerfully for many years. How many of us have accomplished as much for God?

March 7, 2012 at 2:59 pm
(91) Mary says:

Even though things went wrong at the end, I was helped a great deal by Fr. Corapi’s preaching at a time when I was close to being lost. And it sounds like a lot of other people were too.

We are all vulnerable to sin. We must pray very hard.

March 8, 2012 at 5:49 pm
(92) Katie says:

The complete silence and the taking down of websites, facebook page, etc., leads me to think that SOLT has sent the process on to the Holy See, as would have to be done for a laicization to occur, and that the Holy See may very well (and very wisely!) have imposed silence on Fr. Corapi while the process is being completed. He could not have very well ignored a directive from the Holy See, if he still wanted to be a loyal son of the Church. He has my prayers, as I was very much helped by him in his earlier years of preaching.

March 12, 2012 at 3:48 am
(93) thomas mayle says:

father corapi you have been a beacon of hope for me and others i pray that you are well and that i will see an hear you again god bess you my friend.

March 13, 2012 at 12:36 pm
(94) mjg says:

I was transfixed hearing Corapi speak but one day something he said felt off a little bit.I listened to that inner nudge away from him and niw I see that gut feeling was right. Peoole sure do use oppurtunities like these to preach.

March 14, 2012 at 7:38 pm
(95) Beth says:

I so miss Fr. Corapi…he gave me hope in mankind…my prayers are with you Father i hope you will come back soon!

March 14, 2012 at 10:05 pm
(96) Esther says:

Where was the accountability? This man *allegedly* (with strong evidence) consumed illegal substances, entertained women and personally owned luxury homes and many of the trappings of the good life (which took some years to acquire, by the way), but there was no bishop to oversee him and hold him spiritually, materially in check in all this time? Where was the community of priests in SOLT and elsewhere to sharpen their brother and bring him to truth? Where in his life did he exercise submission to a Church authority on a regular basis?

Also, while I appreciated the masculine passion and fervor behind his talks on the Church’s teachings, he always struck me as someone who was two small steps away from slipping into pride and arrogance. I suppose his isolation did not help on this front at all.

Indeed, he and all our priests (especially prominent ones) need our prayers.

March 16, 2012 at 7:12 pm
(97) Delphina says:

Esther, where is your proof for your accusations? Admittedly, I am not an adept on the Father Corapi issues, but I do not recall coming across absolute proof of your allegations.

Will you be so kind as to direct me to it?

March 16, 2012 at 7:12 pm
(98) Delphina says:

Esther, where is your proof for your accusations? Admittedly, I am not an adept on the Father Corapi issues, but I do not recall coming across absolute proof of your allegations.

Will you be so kind as to direct me to it?

March 16, 2012 at 7:17 pm
(99) Delphina says:

By the way, we are all “two small steps away from slipping into pride and arrogance.”

Sorry for the double post. Don’t know how it happened. Deo gratias! Helps with my own pride and arrogance.

March 19, 2012 at 12:29 am
(100) Jim Conrad - Buffalo NY area says:

Those that judge Fr John ought to shut up. I met him in Buffalo and I saw a humble servant that was exhausted. There is no question that the more one is used by Christ to rebuild the church, the more he or she will be one of the main targets of demonic attack, using anything and anyone. He is a good man that preached the raw truth, something that pastors are afraid to preach. Whatever has happened to him will be taken care of by the Holy Spirit and the power of a merciful God. I personally don’t like the manner the hierarchy handled the recent scandal with priests to go to the point that if a priest is only accused, he is out. Where is the love and mercy of Jesus Christ in that action? Even those that were guilty, maybe only once, where is the Catholic belief of the healing power of God? Fr. John is being treated the same way by the politics and the fear of truth in the episcopy of our Church. Fr. John Corapi is a good man and prophesied about where we find this country today – in a culture of death with a son of satan leading. The Lord will save and rise up again Fr. John Corapi. God’s blessings and protection on you Fr. John.

March 19, 2012 at 12:23 pm
(101) Sullivan says:

Thank you Conrad I also believe Father is a good Man I own many of his DVDS have seen him preach. I pray that he is OK and God will protect him during this most tragic ordeal. Critics of Father Corapi should look into their own Souls and stop this speculative Gossip which is very sinful.
I would advise (for all myself included)more prayer for our Priest. God Bless You Father Corapi where ever you are and thank you for sharing your gift so abundantly with Christ faithful.

March 20, 2012 at 1:08 am
(102) sam says:

Don’t let us down. No matter what submit to God as a catholic is taught. Face whatever is in store for you, even if you feel wronged.s Please.

March 20, 2012 at 11:34 am
(103) Julie-Anne says:

Father Corapi, our thoughts and prayer are with you during this difficult times. Be strong and know that you are loved. God bless.
Prayers also To those who condemn or gossip:
Matthew 7
“Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye?

March 20, 2012 at 12:16 pm
(104) Jon Juergensen says:

What all these “professional Catholic” bloggers always fail to mention is the orthodoxy of all the persecuted priests: Corapi, Pavone of Priests for Life, Rodriguez in Texas for speaking out against sodomies, and now Fr. Marcel Guarnizo in Washington DC for denying the Holy Eucharist to a manifestly grave lesbian sinner.

All these priests were attacked and dismissed for their orthodoxy, with the “official” reason given always being about finances or some such nonsense.

These “professional Catholic” bloggers never mention this truth because they are afraid of being denied access to the hierarchy.


March 20, 2012 at 2:31 pm
(105) Delphina says:

Surely someone must know what is going on with Fr. Corapi and where he is and if he is all right.

March 21, 2012 at 3:08 pm
(106) Anne says:

Why is everyone assuming that Fr. Corapi had a relapse? Is there actually proof of his ordination. You can’t find a single photo of him and any of his family (mother, father, siblings…) or proof of a single story. He was an accountant (this we know) and probably knew all of the tax-exempt loopholes. How do we know he wasn’t a fraud all along?

March 22, 2012 at 2:11 am
(107) SG says:

Fr. Corapi, you will always be in our hearts. God loves you!! It’s what God thinks about you that counts!!

March 22, 2012 at 2:11 am
(108) SG says:

Fr. Corapi, you will always be in our hearts. God loves you!! It’s what God thinks about you that counts!!

March 22, 2012 at 11:11 pm
(109) nel hull says:

Dear Father Corapi,

Should you read this note,
thank you for helping me come back to my Catholic faith. God placed you there to help people like me who were flailing and drowning in an ocean of disinterest, disregard, and disbelief in our Lord. I would have been a goner had God not strategically placed you there for me. I thank God for His grace in placing you exactly where He wanted you to be, so that I could hear you on the radio and find my way back home.

If you have been falsely accused, God will know your innocence. Moreover, even if you made errors–regardless of severity, God will forgive you. You are human. It is all okay, irrespective of what, when, or how events occurred. So please don’t worry. God loves you very much. Moreover, regardless of the intentions of anyone, you nevertheless helped many of us, and we will pray for you. We hope to see you soon, and we will always love you, no matter what.

God loves you John Corapi. God bless you John Corapi. We love you John Corapi. Be compassionate with yourself. Take care of yourself.
I grew up next door to St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Brownsville, TX. Father Patrick Daugherty cleared the land, built the church, and amassed the congregation for St. Mary’s. Father Pat is now retired and living at the Cathedral in San Juan, TX. He is a wonderful person. You should look him up and give him a call. He is a great person to talk to.

March 24, 2012 at 3:22 am
(110) Sistaelle says:

I loved and greatly miss Father Corapi’s style of preaching. He wasn’t afraid of speaking the truth and he did it with great impact.
I miss him greatly and hope for the day he re-emerges and takes up his preaching again- with or without the church’s support.

March 24, 2012 at 11:00 am
(111) John says:

I think this is another case of the evil one taking out a prominent religious figure. I think we should all fast and pray for Father Corapi and for all priests and religious who are under such vicious attack by Satan. No matter what happens to Father Corapi I will be eternally grateful to him for the difference he has made in my life. I will also pray for Father Corapi’s accuser.

“Stay sober and alert. Your opponent the devil is prowling like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, solid in your faith.” 1 Peter 5:8-9a

March 25, 2012 at 2:16 am
(112) John says:

Father Corapi: I love you and I miss your preaching on the Truth – not a “something” but a “Somebody”, and His name is Jesus Christ!

FYI, I had moved to a new city 6 1/2 years ago – before I knew about you – and heard a great preacher in the parish I joined. Sadly, he had a reoccuring bout with depression and had to resign as pastor almost 3 years after I arrived.

But then, when I started attending a “Why Catholic” group 2 1/2 years ago, someone in that group advised me to listen to Catholic Radio and asked what time I drove to work. When I told him 9 AM or a little after, he told me “That’s when Father Corapi is on” with “a deep voice”. I started listening to you and, intrigued by your first program, started listening every day.

Then, I couldn’t stop listening. You preached the Word of God. You preached forgiveness. You preached love. You preached on Our Lady as intercessor. And you told us how Archbishop Fulton Sheen was your mentor (posthumously) and illustrated many of your talks with moving, real-life examples, many of which left tears in my eyes and in my heart.

I simply pray that you will stay in God’s graces or that God will return you to His grace, as well as praying the “Our Father”. It is the same as what I want those I love to pray for me, too.

Thank you for all you have done, Father!

March 25, 2012 at 6:00 am
(113) Monk Johanan says:

For you “super devout” ones who dismiss Fr Corapi, i remind you that he has not been convicted of anything yet and he has been accused of something not worse than Simon Peter was guilty of – to deny that he even knew Our Lord in His hour of greatest need. Therefore, remove the air of superiority from yourselves. I hope that Fr Corapi will find a second ministry, as did St Anthony of Padua and indeed St Peter. Perhaps that second ministry will involve his being separated from temptation, such as that afforded by the good monks of St Benedict at his birthplace of Norcia, or the New Carmelites of Wyoming, or any number of monasteries whose whole purpose is to protect its members from being overcome by the world, by the evil one, and by the flesh.

March 25, 2012 at 6:50 pm
(114) Marlon says:

I was always attentive to his preachings. A captivating and charasmatic person. However, at the end of the day, Father Corapi is human and we all make mistakes, in his case it is tough as a priest to be dealing with these allegations knowing how the world responds to allegations of this nature. I hope that in this period of his life he will search deep in his heart and soul with the help of God and return to his true calling. We need you Father Corapi.

March 25, 2012 at 11:17 pm
(115) Kyle says:

Monk Johanan……”AMEN, AMEN, AMEN” God Bless You!!

March 28, 2012 at 11:33 pm
(116) dj says:

We should not judge, unless we are free of sin. Thanks be to God all those people Fr. got back to the faith.

March 29, 2012 at 1:55 pm
(117) teresa says:

So….. It is true that it is easier to condemn than to fight for a priest that has positively touched so many lives. So….. He is not perfect. Are we? I feel saddened that his teachings and passion for the journey of discovering one’s true faith is now silenced. I am sad.

March 29, 2012 at 3:58 pm
(118) sandy says:

BlackSheepDog is just to stupid for words.Did Corapi really think we were going to fall for yet another scam? I think not ! Corapi has been found UNFIT TO MINISTER by SOLT and has been misleading good people.Please stop trying to justify the man’s behavior and realize he
isn’t healthy spiritually or mentally.The last thing Corapi should be doing is starting up another preaching gig to enhance his already repungent vile lifestyle.

March 30, 2012 at 10:39 pm
(119) Catherine says:

Dear Fr. Corapi,
Remember when you would tell us about the devil being very real, as you have seen him? I am praying for you to have the strength to kick him in the teeth. I know you can do it.
Prayers from our home to yours.
The Turners

April 3, 2012 at 6:11 am
(120) Jim R says:

Father Corapi,
I am so happy that I listen to you. Through your words I woke up and started to conduct myself as a catholic like I should of these many years. Fell in love with Jesus which I will never give up now. I have hope and look forward to making it to heaven with the help of Jesus. I agree with others that the Holy Spirit was speaking through you to people like myself. I look forward to again playing your CD but for now it is to upsetting, scarry actually. If the devil can get you I sure hope he does not look towards me. Hearing about what was happening to you I went from mad to hurt to not wanting to think about it. Now I think of the good moments, your words, being a better catholic and working on saving my soul. Sure glad I turned on that TV station, My Best

April 5, 2012 at 5:48 pm
(121) Mary says:

I believe that Fr. Corapi holds a special place in Jesus’ and Mary’s hearts. They chose him for the work of the Father. Perhaps he strayed, perhaps he did not. In any case, Satan has worked hard to discredit him. It is hard to leave the limelight and go into seclusion, and it was difficult for this well known prominent preacher to do so also. He could not “give up the fight” for he has been fighting for our Lord’s cause for many years. We all know that Satan is working destroy Jesus’ Church. Look around, read the signs, watch the threats that Satan imposes and throws like flaming arrows at the heart of the Church. He (Satan) is doing a good job of making good look like evil and evil look like good. Precisely what Fr. John has been preaching about. Satan had to take him out. Have faith, follower of Jesus, Fr. John’s job is not finished. I believe he is in “retraining” via retreat. This retreat could be in complete seclusion with Our Lord and Our Lady. Our God is a mighty God. Read Daniel….his prophecies are unfolding before our eyes. Be assured, our beloved preacher will be back, refreshed and full of the Spirit….in God’s time he will be returned to us to help teach us again.

April 7, 2012 at 2:24 pm
(122) James says:

My human curiosity wants an update on Father Corapi. His words definitely have a positive impact on my life. My true desire is to one day meet with him in heaven. I pray for my soul and I pray for all of my loved ones soul which includes Father.

April 7, 2012 at 3:41 pm
(123) Delphina says:

Sandy, provide us with evidence. If what you say is true, there should be an abundance of it on the internet. Please provide the links. My mind is not closed on the subject, but I am not just going to listen to rantings; I want to see evidence.

April 8, 2012 at 5:30 pm
(124) James Tortora says:

Remember the Devil alway’s go’s after the biggist fish to fry.Do not be fooled by SATAN he is the father of lies.Good will alway’s win in the end.

April 8, 2012 at 5:40 pm
(125) James Tortora says:

Remember Satan alway’s go’s after the biggist fish to fry.John corapi is a big threat to satan’s kingdom .We all know the final chapter.

April 8, 2012 at 5:40 pm
(126) James Tortora says:

Remember Satan alway’s go’s after the biggist fish to fry.John corapi is a big threat to satan’s kingdom .We all know the final chapter.

April 9, 2012 at 5:12 pm
(127) Carmen Ballantyne says:

@ Alice Seidel, your clearly in need of prayer when you can condemn this priest who has brought so many lost souls back to the house of the lord. Shame on you. The only person who can judge anyone is the Lord himself. This is how Satan works when so much good is being done, it shouts volumes, I’m surprised not everyone can see it. I pray for Father Corapi’s protection & well being. We have lost a modern day deciple.

April 10, 2012 at 8:57 pm
(128) K. Gallant says:

It is nothing for high government agencies to remove “thorns in their sides” through blackmail, graft, character assassination, whatever! With Election 2012 happening, who could afford to have Fr. John as an opponent. How safe is America today for Catholics or any other Christian Religion. Good Friday was just removed as a national holiday. I wonder where that leaves Christmas and/or Thanksgiving? What better attack than the credibility of two of satan’s greatest opponents, The Catholic Church and Fr. Corapi. I don’t for one moment believe he spiritually collapsed. Remember, he met Our Lady face-to-face when he was young, and after his deliverance he knew from whence he had come. I believe that Our Lady was waiting for him, and is still very much his Mother. It was after he was so sick that he wasn’t able to fight in the same way, but fight he did, and is still doing. Perhaps he is spending his 40 days in the desert with The Lord in preparation for the real battle to come. Perhaps, like Moses, he is on Mount Sinai speaking with God face-to-face. My faith is in Jesus, and in Mary, Who were sent by God the Father to redeem His people. In the meantime, I will continue to listen to the words the Holy Spirit spoke through him. As for The Black Sheep, I remember his mentioning many times his love for the painting of The Good Shepherd carrying the “black sheep” in His arms. That marked my turning point with the Lord, when I understood He would even go and look for the “black sheep.” Perhaps, through that, he is telling us where he is; safe in the arms of Jesus.

April 12, 2012 at 1:18 pm
(129) Rachel says:

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April 12, 2012 at 4:07 pm
(130) Tess says:

It’s so hard to believe that a figure so visible as Fr. Corapi could simply
vanish! Surely someone, somewhere knows his whereabouts. Has any-
one heard from the priest who founded SOLT since all of this transpired?
I believe he was the one who felt Fr. Corapi had a special calling. What
did he have to say about Black Sheep Dog? I would just like to know if
Fr. is alright. Also, so many Catholic apostolates (EWTN, Catholic Answers, etc.) were very close to Father. He appeared at many conferences with the likes of Raymond Arroyo, Teresa Tomeo, Dr. Scott
Hahn etc. Do any of these people know what has happened to him? It’s
such a mystery…a very sad and confusing mystery.

April 12, 2012 at 10:44 pm
(131) Rose says:

I will always credit Father Corapi for removing the “scales” from my eyes, and the eyes of my husband and daughter. We were practicing Catholics, but didn’t really have a clue about our Faith. We discovered Father Corapi on EWTN in l999 during his Triduum series. He helped us to probe more deeply into our Catholic Faith, and realize what a wonderful gift it is. He will always be our spiritual hero. We love him for all he has done for so many, and for the direct approach he always took in his talks. I listened to his Triduum series last week. He exudes SUCH holiness and devotion to Jesus and Mary. We all miss him so much. I pray for him every day, and hope for his return to public preaching. We all NEED to hear him. Thank you, Father Corapi, for all you have done for our Church.

April 13, 2012 at 2:09 am
(132) Janet says:

Fr. Corapi…..Fight! and Fight some more! We need you our here!
Hold your Rosary as you told us to keep satan away, also I learned from you to say the word “Mary” – that just the name of “Mary” would get satan running the other way! The Rosary has many powers more for a Priest I would say, it is a sacramental- remember how you spoke of Mary and the Rosary? Do the same – she will be by your side – I know she is -she is holding your hand, she will not abandon you, but you are abondoning us.
I believe you were shocked by the alleged accusations just as we were. Please come back – the world is getting more crazy out here. We need you and your strengthening words. Praying you stay under Mary’s mantle.
Remember you said “you stood before Pope John Paul II and Mother Teresa behind you, that you knew you were in the right place.”We miss you.

April 13, 2012 at 2:37 am
(133) Janet says:

Dear Father Corapi, don’t give up! Pray your Rosary like you told us to do. You said the Rosary and the name of “Mary” would always make satan run the other way. I pray you are under Mary’s mantle and she is taking care of you. But, we need you out here. We need to hear your words, The world is getting worse out here and needs you in it. Fight – Fight satan and all that is trying to keep you away. Dear Father, listen to all the pleas from the people who wrote on this site. Remember Father, your words – “you were in front of Pope John Paul II and Mother Teresa behind you – you knew you were in the right place.” What a place to be! You were between two saints! There is a reason for that – one we may not understand here on earth – but one thing can be understood, you were supposed to be a Priest ! We need you, we love you, and please return soon.We are orphans without you!

April 13, 2012 at 9:51 am
(134) Jean White says:

In my opinion, the situation with Fr. John Corapi is yet another example of what happens when the faithful put their faith in a sinful man instead of Almighty God, Jesus Christ, and Holy Spirit. Some examples: Joseph Smith, Mary Baker Eddy, Jim Jones, et al. Becoming a follower of a sinful man or woman is sure to lead the man or woman and all his or her followers way off the True Path to communion with God.

April 15, 2012 at 11:40 am
(135) Frank says:

T”TESTA DURO”!!! (sorry about the spelling)…Father Corapi…I sincerily miss your VOICE, TEACHINGS, LOVE OF CHRIST, AND HOW, YOU ALONE,(along with other teachers on EWTN)… are resposible for MY “RE-VERTING”…BELIEVING IN THE LORDS’ MERCY…PRAYING AND BELIEVING IN THE BLESSED ROSARY…FEELING LIKE I HAVE WORTH IN THE EYES OF GOD etc…PLEASE…PLEASE…I LOVE YOU AND I PROFOUNDLY NEED YOU!…I am confident that you will resurface in GODS GREAT GLORY / MERCY!!!…I am disabled now for 7 years…and YOU brought me out of my self-pity…I love you and JESUS, MARY, AND JOSEPH WILL HELP YOU…frank….I’m always here for you!

April 15, 2012 at 7:37 pm
(136) Debbie Johnson says:

Father Corapi, you are missed by so many people as well as myself. But, anyone of us who were touched by your teachings will never forget them. They are instilled in our hearts. You reached so many people in the world and many turned back to our Lord. It appears we were given a gift, now misplaced. Maybe the lesson here is that God gives us what we need and the tools to do his work when most needed. We no longer have you so we have to do our part and fulfill our obligation to represent what it means to be truly Catholic. To be a witness and be authentic in our actions. Whenever I talked to a person struggling with their faith I would always refer them to you. Now I am forced to use my own voice. In my own simple way I try to guide them. Thank you for your inspiration. Wherever you are, may God bless you and keep you.

April 16, 2012 at 8:29 am
(137) drwho13 says:

What’s all the surprise about? Unless he appears to you in your dreams he’s gone. He told you that along time ago; when he said, “don’t look back they maybe gaining on you.” He’s riding his hog, with his old lady on back, spending your money, and having a lot of fun (and he did it all legally.) HAPPY TRAILS JOHN!

April 16, 2012 at 9:59 pm
(138) Anthony says:

Something tells me its not Father John Corapi we need to be worried about. I don’t believe he’s “sailing off into the sunset” or has big plans to escape to some exotic hideout. It would go against his character. He’s dedicated years of his life teaching the word of God and I really don’t think he’s going to stop now. I expecting to see him make a BIG dent in our current presidential election. Fingers crossed!

April 17, 2012 at 7:17 am
(139) drwho13 says:

138 – “I expecting to see him make a BIG dent in our current presidential election.” Anthony, you may be right; someone said that they saw him at an Obama re-election rally before the president went on his trip to South America last week. But, then again, it may have been just an “Elvis sighting.”

April 18, 2012 at 11:51 am
(140) Elizabeth Stevenson says:

Father John, when I first heard to speak of Jesus and His mercy and the hope of our Blessed Mother, you saved my life. Your devotion and sincerity gave me strength to go on. What you spoke of is true. Please trust in Him . Pray the Rosary.

April 18, 2012 at 9:24 pm
(141) reeni says:

My prayers are with Fr. Corapi, Fr. Euteneuer and ALL priests. They are under terrible attack right now and need so many prayers and offerings. We need good, holy priests to help guide us all in these coming persecutions that we are seeing on Christianity throughout the world. Is it any wonder that satan would want to take out the priesthood; knowing that it WILL be The Catholic Church; The Body of Christ who will chain satan!
Pray, pray, pray that we always have faithful, obedient and holy priests to bring us The Eucharist. Mother Mary, Co-Redemptrix, Mediatrix of All Grace, Protect our faith and come to our aid at all times.

April 18, 2012 at 9:35 pm
(142) Michaele says:

“the scent of LILACS” are forever strong…tx

April 19, 2012 at 3:46 pm
(143) Teresa says:

“Let he who is without sin cast the first stone”. Shouldn’t it be innocent until proven guilty? We all know that an attack is inevitable when we battle with Satan . Things are not always as they appear . May God bless Father Carapi no matter what.

April 20, 2012 at 6:52 pm
(144) Gloria B Bay says:

God Bless you Father Corapi. I Have your Lenten Tapes, and they helped me so much.

April 21, 2012 at 5:07 pm
(145) Lily says:

Praying that Fr john Corapi is alright. I still enjoy his DVDs. The message is just as powerful as ever.

Please keep us up to date.

April 21, 2012 at 5:26 pm
(146) Lily says:

God bless you, Fr Corapi. You remain in my prayers and your DVDs remain in my DVD player. The message remains the same. The Holy Spirit remains hard at work.

Peace be with you always.

April 21, 2012 at 8:34 pm
(147) suesue says:

What a loss…………………………

April 22, 2012 at 8:37 pm
(148) Leo_in_Lathrop says:

All our bishops, priests and deacons are under much more temptations than most of us and look at our sinfulness. They ALL need our prayers, love and our stewardship. When I hear a complaint about our bishop or a priest the first thing I ask is “have you prayed for them?”.
I love Fr. Corapi and his cd’s and dvd’s are in line with the Church. I use them often.
Please pray for our bishops and priests. Without them there is no Eucharist.
God bless

April 23, 2012 at 2:56 am
(149) a mother says:

I feel he was “black-balled” by the higher up in the Church. If you don’t speak their way, watch out!

April 23, 2012 at 10:14 am
(150) Pete McNesbitt says:

John Corappy was a self fish self important piece of ship. He was all I was a sinner it was good I enjoyed myself, don’t you do it. Go ahead send money I’m the new evangelist. He was nothing more than a huckster an “Elmer Gantry”. Taking up whatever colored coat he needed to fleece the sheep. And they were so happy and faithful to jump into his flock, all the way to his defense. Hitler had a lot of followers too.

April 23, 2012 at 8:08 pm
(151) jay says:

I read nearly every comment you all left and the polls are in: 96.75% of you – including the creater of this forum – have come to an OPINION on Fr. Corapi and stated it in public, yep, on this public forum.

The far less minority refrained from doing so, but chose to pray and let the facts come to light when they do.

April 27, 2012 at 5:24 pm
(152) Tammy says:

Since when does SOLT follow rules.

April 28, 2012 at 11:22 pm
(153) Deb Swift says:
May 1, 2012 at 10:44 am
(154) barbara vink says:

i am very upset bacause of what he is accised of. it ia all a set up by the person who accused him. i watched him every time he was on t.v. i have recorded some of them. thank god i didn’t erase them. i wish he would come back. he is the only preacher i watch. barbara vink

May 2, 2012 at 4:07 pm
(155) Kay says:

Our Lady of Medjugorje told us years ago that satan would attack the priests…

May 2, 2012 at 4:32 pm
(156) Paul Brennan says:

God bless you Fr.Corapi

I miss you

I send you greetings of peace and joy

May 3, 2012 at 12:00 am
(157) A.J. says:

TO Anne (106):

Fr. Corapi’s ordination: http://en.gloria.tv/?media=177785

This video took less than 1 minute to find via a simple Google search. I’d say this is proof he IS a priest. Once a priest, always a priest. I know that and guess how long I have been a Catholic?

I am not…at least not in the sense that the Roman church means by “Catholic”.

I have however followed Fr. Corapi, listened to his sermons, and been touched by his ministry in a positive way. Sad to see this happen. We should all pray for him, as well as each other.

May 6, 2012 at 2:00 pm
(158) David Marcinchak says:

Do you see all these people that love you Father Corapi? We love you in the Byzantine Rite also. Satan wants you because you are strong. Fight him! Find obedience to the Church.
May God grant you many happy years. Christ is Risen! Slava Isusu Christu!

May 6, 2012 at 2:26 pm
(159) jim barron says:

i’ve listened to Fr. Corapi numerous times and almost every speech brought back his life of ladies, cocaine, Ferraris, money, blah, blah, blah. The way he was talking about his past life almost seemed like he was reveling and missing it. He talked about the lady in the front row and their eyes made contact. What was that all about?? Then he would talk about our Blessed Mother and he would seem to come back. i’m a cradle Roman Catholic and i think i haven’t missed Sunday Mass and Holy Communion three times in 25 years, but i’m far from being where i should be. i do know that i want to avoid the state of MORTAL SIN for any length of time and i hope that Father Corapi feels the same way. Unless satan already owns your Soul, he is always there whispering in your ear…

jim barron,
Edmond, Wa.

May 9, 2012 at 12:15 pm
(160) cathy burriesci says:

Father corapi–I ‘m praying for you and I’m asking your mother and our Blessed Mother to pray for you ,too. Come back to the Lord . He is merciful We love you ,Father Corapi. In Christ –cathy

May 9, 2012 at 7:57 pm
(161) john and emma says:

You may not remember us but we surely haven’t forgotten you. We met many years ago at Charlie’s house and we attended all your conferences in Hudson. John and I teach CCD and show our class some of your tapes which we purchased at the many conferences we attended. We loved listening to you speak and could not help feel the love you conveyed to us for Our Lady and Jesus . Like so many, we too pray that this injustice done to you is settled soon so you can go on preaching the word of God . We pray too that you are in good health. Hope you are able to receive these comments so you know how many people miss you and are praying for you.

May 12, 2012 at 6:03 pm
(162) patrick says:

fr john was the best preacher i ever heard use never miss him on ewtn he really helped me in my faith am praying for u hope u come back.

May 15, 2012 at 1:52 pm
(163) Aleida R. Ramos says:

I am convinced that Father Corapi is a rightous human being and priest. I am sure that the accusations against him are false. I believe he is being attacked by envious and vicious people inspired by the evil forces. Catholicism is being attacked by many. If I could talk to him I would say to him: ‘Fr. Corapi, please do not lose heart; God loves you and He is allowing this ultimate terrible test on you because He deems is necessary and because He knows your capacity for endurance. God works in very strange ways in order to use us as His instruments to give testimony of faithfulness,, perseverence, and evangelization. God will make justice for you, Fr. Corapi.’ Wow to those who have accused him falsely! It is better for them not to have been born! Let’s continue praying for him. Let’s also pray for the accusers so that they may be able to repent on time before it is too late for them!!! Father Corapi will always be rewarded by the Lord, but we also are responsible for clearing his name of any wrong doing. There are too many people that have been inspired and have been converted by Fr. Corapi’s testimony and teaching. There is too much at a stake here and God will not allow the evil ones to continue humiliating this great man of God. Praise the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit! Amen.

May 16, 2012 at 2:38 pm
(164) John McC says:

a real “traditionalist” would use Greek as the liturgical language

May 18, 2012 at 2:27 pm
(165) Fr. Joe says:

The last article that I read regarding Fr. Corapi, is that the 4 priests that were investigating him, found that he was guilty of the assucastions. The Roman Catholic Hierarchy is not an institute that easily forgives its priests and bishops. When Archbishop Marino revealed that he had some type of a relationship with one lady. He was never heard of again until his sudden death and his funeral was extremely low key.
Let us remember that the people (laity) really are the church and that the institutional church is a “vehicle” of guidance and direction. People need to develope spirituality and not get so hung up on matters that “men” rule over. Pray that Fr, Corapi is in a good place and is living the gospel messsage and believe me if he is open to Our Living God he will respond.

May 20, 2012 at 2:39 am
(166) M. Neyra, Houston,Texas says:

To all who love Father Corapi Let us not forget that the devil is behind all of this. but God is not done using Father Coapi in teaching us how to do battle in spiritual warfar his teaching is what the whole Body of Christs needs not only Catholics. What the devil thinks is he has stoped Father Corapi instead I beleive this can lanch Father Corapi into a bigger work for God. that is to teach all the body of Christ. be incoraged Father Corapi will return to the body of Chist soon but we must prey for him, and not do what most christians do.shoot there wounded.

May 21, 2012 at 7:53 pm
(167) Narcie says:

I should have known this would touch any priest with a following. I just never imagined it would touch Father Corapi. There seems to be a movement to bring down Christianity and this is just the latest development. On the bright side, Pope John Paul II is beatified and he will be canonized. Pray to him and see.

May 22, 2012 at 6:17 pm
(168) Susan says:

I am saddened to read so many negative comments from people of our own faith. To throw up religion and judgement against Fr. Corapi, is just the opposite of what Jesus came to tell us about His Father’s Good News…He came to fulfill the law – the true meaning of the law, not just our human understanding of it, in whatever era we are in, but throughout all ages, — the heart of the law, and to show us with his life. No one. No. One. Is free from sin. Whether that sin is very “slight”, or grave, or if the person is in a public or private position. Whether single or ordained, we all turn from God. And to assume that because one person who was in a teaching position is going to be not human, but an object of our created imagination of how he is to act every moment, is a betrayal of that person and our own faith.

May 31, 2012 at 10:59 pm
(169) SRocha says:

What has happened to forgiveness and unconditional love! “Let he that is without sin cast the first stone.” “Love one another as I have loved you.” Father Corapi please let our Father in heaven be your sole judge. Stay encouraged, strong in your faith, and may Jesus give you comfort and peace!

June 4, 2012 at 11:24 pm
(170) Frankey says:

Got tired reading all the responses both for and against. In the end, I don’t know what he did (if anything), and I don’t want to know. All I know is that his hands bring me Jesus and his many talks have brought me closer to God through understanding and truth, and has often given me the courage to speak up against all of those who attack the Holy Church.

I am far from being a good Catholic, often being in mortal sin from my many selfish desires, but when I heard Father Corapi speak, my mind was able to cut through all the B.S. in life and recognize the truth. Maybe, one day, I will be a better Catholic and I am sure that if that happens, Father Corapi’s talks were an integral part in helping me to that end.

Finally, Its not really important as to where he is and what he is doing or if he will ever come back. What is important is that we have his talks that can be heard by many more Catholics and non-Catholics alike for many years to come. He was and still is a voice in the wilderness… May God biess him.

June 9, 2012 at 9:10 pm
(171) Johnny C says:

It’s now mid June and still no news about Father John.
Well I have not spoke with him but I did call his home in Mt. and got an answering machine. I was too nervous too leave a message. The next day my cell phone rang and it was his number as listed in the white pages. Still too chicken to answer. I really just wanted him to know that what ever happened that he was loved by many and we were still praying for him.

June 11, 2012 at 5:32 am
(172) Jaye says:

Sure could use hearing from Father tonight – his void left unfilled.

June 11, 2012 at 7:45 am
(173) j says:

After all this time I believe John has taken the road best suited for himself at this point. An extrememly intelligent man he will survive in the world in a new business venture. As a priest I related to him because it was easy for me to relate to a Priest “with a past”. I will miss him a as a Priest but God’s eternal word goes on. John will find a new way for himself without the world pointing at him. His resourcefulness will see him through and hopefully the HolySpirit will keep him on track in his new endeavors in this world. By stepping out of the lime light entirely, he has done many folks a favor who pine over him. Allegiance should be to Jesus only, let John get on with his life. I miss him too however he may have already fullfilled the calling God had in mind for him. Let him now be just an ordinary man, saint or sinner as we all are, and maybe someday we will here that he is OK and maybe too we will say hello to him in heaven. Live life John, and my God Bless you brother!

June 11, 2012 at 12:52 pm
(174) Grace U.K. says:

I have seen and heard two great men in my lifetime. They are Blessed John Paul II and Father John Corapi. Both have made a great impact on my life as a Christian. Both have been persecuted albeit, in different ways. This month of June which is the month of the Sacred Heart I put my trust in God for Father John Corapi. “Be not afraid” Catholic Hymn written by Bob Dufford SJ. can be seen and heard on Utube. Faith, Hope, And Charity is the way forward. Peace on earth and goodwill towards men and women! Thanks for reading.

June 11, 2012 at 8:27 pm
(175) Alfred says:

I agree totally with Frankey # 170 comment. I drifted away after age 18 from the hootenanny catholic church, tired of a protestant-nized church and a drift from authentic Catholic doctrine. I lived life for 25 years feeling the void, no sense of connection to church; however always believing in God; sinning with the rest of us mortals despite knowing wrong from right.

The combination of John Paul II and Fr. John Corapi were the wake up call, the affirmation of what is right, the validation of what I grew up learning, and the realization that while the world may be going to hell and the cultural rot is deep, re-discovering all that matters is the truth of Jesus Christ, and that those who believe in him shall have eternal life.

June 11, 2012 at 8:31 pm
(176) Grace Rattigan U.K. says:

Sincere apologies to the Late Bishop Fulton Sheen R.I.P.
You come second in the great men of our Church today. I know that Father would agree. The task ahead you are well prepared for. May The Holy Trinity be with you.

June 12, 2012 at 11:33 pm
(177) Evelyn says:

Father corapi you shall forever be an ordained priest of Jesus Christ’s one true Catholic Church, no matter what you have been accused of. Our Heavenly Mother Mary brought you back to her Son from the grip of Devil and all his false pretenses and lies. You yourself revealed this in your preaching. Please don’t give up the fight—be the warrior that you always claimed to be!. Our Lady shall once again snatch you from the devil’s claws and return you to be once again the faithful Priest you were once for nothing is impossible with Almighty God’s help and a lot of prayers from those who believe in you and very much miss you. May Our Blessed Mother Mary her beloved Son Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit, and All Mighty God help you and bless you forever. You and all the Priests that fall into temptation are forever in our hearts and daily prayers!!

June 13, 2012 at 12:50 am
(178) Elizabeth says:

I pray for Fr. John, i pray for those who put judgement for we all shall be judged… If you read on the lives of the Saints there is not one that has not gone through trails and tribulations…Jesus, was accused as a criminal and suffered , shed His very Sacred Blood out for All of Humanity. Do you think for one moment that a person God has chosen will not have undergo the dark night of the Soul so that he one day become a Saint,,, Saint Padra Pio was silelnced for some time..and denied the very rights to his priestly duties due all sorts of accussations. I Believe in my heart that father John is innocent. Our Lord God is the Supreme JUDGE…. There once a saying that Fr. John said, My MAMA WEARS COMBAT BOOTS……Ave Maria…. JMJ

June 13, 2012 at 9:40 pm
(179) AJ says:

It’s astonishing to read these comments castigating Father Corapi. It sounds as if many have forgotten that we are ALL sinners, including our priests. It’s more like a political blog where we disparage an elected official. Indeed, more and more we seem to throw someone under the bus whenever allegations surface, never giving the person the opportunity to make amends (or right the ship, or return to the fold; pick your euphemism) before he is written off for all time, never recognizing that people CAN and DO change for the better. Nope, he screwed up, so that’s it – he’s out. How terribly sad and uncharitable of us to do such a thing to our brother!

He needs our prayers, not our condemnation and scorn. We have all screwed up, and many have seized the opportunity to make things right. IF Father Corapi made the mistakes that have been alleged, he gets the chance to “make it right” just like the rest of us, and it is not our place to set the timetable, conditions, or manner of reparation.

Blessed John Paul II received the sacrament of Reconciliation WEEKLY, yet we think of him as a righteous man. He had sin on his soul too. Do we toss him out as well? Saints Peter and Paul? Greater men than Father Corapi have committed sin. Are they all to be thrown out? If so, then God’s mercy is false and none of us has reason to hope for the promise of eternal life.

Saint Peter, Saint Paul, Saint Padre Pio, Tertullian (before his heretical writings), Saint Augustine, and on and on. We honor them for the good they did, and for preaching Truth, and we remember that they too were MEN who sinned. Have we thrown them out (Tertullian’s heretical work, yes, but not his orthodox work)?

As for me, I will pray for Father Corapi, and for all priests, and for all who posted comments here. Please pray for me.

May God bless ALL of us.

June 15, 2012 at 10:39 pm
(180) BigStan says:

Father Corapi has sold out Jesus. Judas was the treasurer for the apostles. Judas sold Jesus for 30 pieces of silver. Fr. Corapi sold out his superiors for money, sex and drugs. Did Fr. Corapi do some good in this world. Of course. But with God it is what are you doing for me now not what you did in the past as Jesus had a tax collector for an apostle and welcomed the sinful woman that washed his feet. When we die it is important we are in the best state of grace we can be in and turn to Jesus. I pray Fr. Corapi repents. The best thing he can do right now is confess publicly and submit to his superiors. Give all he owns to charity and become religious again and a honest priest or at least a brother. Jesus said to Peter, “Satan asks for you to sift you like wheat.” Pray everyone that Satan does not get Fr. Corapi.

June 16, 2012 at 12:42 pm
(181) BigStan says:

No one is castigating Fr. Corapi. And the man is NO SAINT. A saint would immediately submit to his superiors in obedience. A saint would be willing to be put on trial by his superiors and peers. A saint would be HUMBLE. Jesus was obedient unto death. The Blessed Virgin was obedient unto accepting conception by the Holy Spirit and knowing how it would look to her present day society and betrothed husband Joseph. The word people is OBEDIENCE. I can’t believe there are people here comparing Fr. Corapi to Padre Pio. Padre Pio was obedient and not a proud and arrogant man.

June 17, 2012 at 2:17 pm
(182) Kathy Graeve says:



June 18, 2012 at 12:37 am
(183) Rick Espinoza says:

Fr. Corapi: You continue to be a source of inspiration through the memory of many inspirational words you gave us. You have pointed many of us in the right direction and helped keep us on the straight and true road with eyes focused on Christ Our Lord. You have the gift of getting to the throat of the matter when it comes to our faith. Wherever you are, thank you for this. In turn many of us pray for you that you too keep the faith, do not waver although times now may be very difficult for you. God has a plan for his faithful warrior and He has not and will not forget you and all you have done to increase His flock. He will not abandon you and HIs plan for you will see fruition. God cannot be stopped. Keep the faith Father, trust in Him and never give up.

June 18, 2012 at 1:45 pm
(184) Maria says:

Fr. Corapi, I truly miss your teachings. I pray for you to The Lord Our God, and Blessed Mother Mary, to keep you safe and bring you back to all who love you and who you’ve been so instrumental in learning our faith. You will never be forgotten.

June 19, 2012 at 4:40 pm
(185) SCP Larry says:

i think we all knew that Father Corapi was a man who had struggled greatly with himself. Certainly, his past could be heard in his voice and it made his message all the more powerful. Having a lot of money is seldom a good thing for someone who fights with addiction and other such issues. The adulation of the crowd can also be another bad influence on a troubled soul. But we share a faith that says all sins can be forgiven by God regardless of how we may feel as humans. Jesus died for all our sins. I believe there were miracles in Father Corapi’s life and I hope there is at least one more that will help heal him. I hope such a healing allows him to come back and once again be a messenger of God. He roared like a lion and I miss it.

June 19, 2012 at 6:29 pm
(186) C. H. Tarling says:

As of December 31st all US citizens are subject to the new ruling in a Bill passed by the signing by the President in Hawaii.

It states the Government now may enter a dwelling and arrest a US citizen anywhere in the world for that matter, and detain them with warrant indefinitely somewhere without any access to legal counsel, or knowledge of why they are being held in the first place or without anyone knowing where they are being detained.
What Father Corapi was doing was shaking up the Church Hierarchy as well as the Political alliances between Government and Church.
I have heard him speak on many occasions and it hardly seems possible he could have been ” on drugs” as his thought processes were clear and rational.
As for women, you would also have noted how determined and steadfast he was to the true Gospel of Jesus Christ as well to the Blessed Mother of God, the Lord, Mary. His doctrine was impeccable.

As for making money through his various business dealings, thankfully someone is adding to the spread of the Gospel fiscally as less than 30% of parish members tithe in these times. Possibly, he knew his days were numbered and planned when extradited to enter into the political arena with his own funds. Especially considering his strong views on euthanasia and abortion – solutions which are ever-growing the more popular in these times.
I have my doubts that the church at present would have swept him up as a prodigal son and assisted him in disappearing altogether from view..
Possibly this Priest has been deemed a national threat to the insurgence of peaceful Apostasy or ambiguity of due legal process.

Google: A True Letter of Our Savior Jesus Christ http://www.holysouls and carry a copy ‘on your person’ for the protection of the splendid Graces our Lord describes in this Sacred Text.
Mary Queen of Souls, defend and restore your beloved son Father Corapi and protect the holy Priesthood and all Holy Orders from such evil wiles of the devil.

June 19, 2012 at 7:34 pm
(187) Rosa says:

i’ll always love Fr Corapi. he is in my prayers, but not my pastor, Christ and His Church are first than anybody. i will accept the church desition on this case and see Fr Corapi as my brother only.
yes, we are sinners, that’s why Christ called us to repent, go to confession and have sincere desire of change.

June 20, 2012 at 2:26 am
(188) Salvy says:

Let’s be realistic here…Chances are Corapi is simply enjoying a very comfortable and carefree lifestyle from all the money he’s made– from suing the doctors– to selling all those overpriced Cd’s or whatever. The guy sure used the Catholic Church as a business front. Unethical but legal.

June 21, 2012 at 6:32 pm
(189) Miguel says:

Who knows? Regardless of what his current status is one thing is for sure, Fr. Corapi IS still a child of His Mercy as he called himself so many times. It’s NEVER too late so let’s keep praying for the man.

June 21, 2012 at 11:03 pm
(190) SISTER says:

I have never stopped praying for Father Corapi and won’t.
We must pray for all our Priests and love and respect them.
Noone else can act in the person of Christ in the Holy Mass and bring the real physical Presence of Jesus Christ to us….and bring us to Calvary where our Redemption was made.

Father , I do hope that you have returned to the fullness of Christ Who called you and only He can heal you and make you whole again and happy..truly happy. God Bless You. Sister

June 28, 2012 at 12:33 am
(191) Linda says:

It is my hope that Father John Corapi’s superior is upholding the truth. There has been a statment made about Father Corapi’s superior as well. I too like many of my brothers and siters in Christ will continue to keep Father Corapi in my daily prayers. In addition, I continue to keep the SOLT order in prayer as well. Many questions there as well??

I do not believe any of the alligations. I am both educated and street smart.

What has become of the discruntled employee who made alligations about Father Corapi? Where are the Canon Lawyers? What is their response?

Once a Priest, always a Priest.

God bless Father Corapi! Father Corapi reopen the case!

God bless everyone on this site!

June 28, 2012 at 11:01 pm
(192) Joanne says:

It is now June of 2012.,…Is there any news about where Fr. Corapi is?? I pray that he has returned to his order.

June 29, 2012 at 5:54 am
(193) Marie says:

God will lead the way, when their is no other way. Father for life have no fear, God is always in control, the same yesterday,today,and forever.

Thank you for helping me through the darkness of my son’s addiction, the fight goes on, please don’t give up. We love you! We both know that our heavenly father is a just and forgiving father; All is already forgiven and forgatten let’s continue to love him as he loves us. Let us all keep the prayers going . God bless us all. Amen,Amen.

June 29, 2012 at 12:20 pm
(194) Salvy says:

If you claim to be educated and street smart–like the lady above–and you know anything about Corapi…Then I think you’d have to really wonder if a guy like Corapi was victim of a bunch of serious lies and false accusations, don’t you think there’s no way an outspoken aggressive big mouth like him would all of a sudden clam up?

July 6, 2012 at 1:40 am
(195) John says:

I kept my judgement quiet and will remain quiet in regards to Fr C.
But I take it from his supporters that the info released by his Order is not the truth?
The Order should be ashamed then, for slandering one of their own.

Unless ofcourse Fr C is living with a woman and has amassed monetary assets, both against his vows.
If the order is telling the truth, God Bless you for standing up for truth and holding your priests and religious accountable to the path you have accepted as followers of Christ.

How is it that the Mystical Body of Christ has so many immature, self centered men in the priesthood.
Thank God I admitted I liked women and stayed out of the priesthood,
otherwise I would have been another disgraced priest

July 6, 2012 at 8:20 pm
(196) Salvy says:

My question is to John and maybe to some other guys who see his post and think it’s “enlightening,” or something, is…What normal guy doesn’t like women? The Catholic priests take a vow of chastity, duh? Are you saying anybody who’s normal like that shouldn’t be a priest? Should it only be homosexuals who caused the vast bulk of these priest sex scandals? You see why I think your response is little screwy?

July 7, 2012 at 1:33 am
(197) Steve says:

Father Corapi with his Sunday Sermons on EWTN brought me back from a terrible place and time in my life and when I met him at the Prudential Center in NJ in the fall of 2010 I told him so and he was very humble about it. I miss him and pray that our Lord is guiding him back home……to us. God Bless you Father Corapi and for all of us who you saved…….

July 7, 2012 at 8:12 pm
(198) Joe says:

Watching and learning from Fr. Corapi was monumental through his videos. He has always been a hero of sorts to me. His videos helped me to instruct many a protestant about our faith. And it helped me to share our faith with fellow cathlics. I felt so sad for Fr. Corapi when all of those allegations surfaced. Who doesn’t make mistakes. Our Lord always chose the hardheaded people. Just look back at some of the old testament saints. They certainly weren’t pillars of the communities. I wrote Fr. Corapi last year and I told him that I wanted to tell him about God’s forgiveness, about the love He has for us and all of that, and then I realized it was Fr. Corapi who taught me those things. God bless you Father, fight the good fight!

July 7, 2012 at 9:29 pm
(199) Don says:

For long time I have been looking for and wondering where Fr. Corapi is and doing. I have stopped looking. We, even as practicing Catholics, have often the same faults as those of the attempted, and failed,reformation. We looked to the messenger more than the message. We enjoyed their theater, and applauded their performance, and failed ourselves as Catholics, to live up to and demand others live up to the message of Christ. Few of the first apostles, leaders, and lay members of the of the early church didn’t suffer terrible challenges and even myrterdom. Now unless we in the pews are entertained we aren’t interested and few of us are involved. The saintly quiet and Christ teaching centered priests are ignored by us and sadly by the hierarchy many times. We need each of us to refocus on the teachings of Christ and the preists who live them and challenge us to do likewise. The fall and loss of Fr. Caropi is a lesson for us all…today I stop asking where Fr. Coropi is but where I should be going, and what I should be doing as a Catholic with the teachings of Christ.

July 9, 2012 at 2:21 am
(200) steven says:

THat would be something if Farther corapi did return in these times catholics can be forgivening because the odds are against us and corapi was a good soldier of christ .

July 9, 2012 at 11:47 pm
(201) leonard limpong. says:

Shall wecall for mercy for the treatment of john corapi.

July 12, 2012 at 6:04 am
(202) Stephen - South Africa says:

I pray that Our Holy Mother Mary and Jesus, Our Good Shepherd, will possibly bring Fr. John Corapi back into our broken world – if it is God’s Will. Let us pray for Fr. Corapi and never forget: “All Things Are Possible With God” (Matt 19:26)

July 12, 2012 at 10:53 pm
(203) Teresa says:

I lit a candle for you today father. I asked G od to give you strength in these difficult days . Satan will not win this battle. Our Lady is on your side. You will continue to be in my prayers.

July 13, 2012 at 1:15 pm
(204) Brian says:

Father Corapi left ministry of his own accord, because he could then appeal to secular courts that base their decisions on objective evidence, rather than Canon Law tribunals which consider accusation as fact until proven false.

I suspect he and SOLT leaders struck a compromise, and because Fr. Corapi was such a well known figure, something had to be done to keep court proceedings relatively out of view.

July 13, 2012 at 7:54 pm
(205) mike says:

I really don’t understand why Fr. Corapi was so loved. I found him odd, and when ever he talked, he made me very uneasy. I felt as though he was so full of pride.
I met him at one of the mens conferences, and I have to say, I was so turned off by him, I felt like I was being recuited into this army, and he was so puffed up, and was saying how christians are weak and don’t stand firm, and then he goes off to share with all the amazing things that he had done in his life, and how good he was because he went into a drug house to rescue someone etc. I wanted to gag, he was so full of himself, and yet, the audience couldn’t get enough of this .
All I can say is wether you thought he was wonderful or not, he had a way of mezmorizing his audience.
Do any of you know how much he charged for an appearance? I suggest you look it up! You might be grossed out at the fact that he got payed big bucks.
This man needs many prayers, and needs to learn humility. I am not suprised that this man fell, as he fell from the sky like a shooting star, and many of us saw this happening way before, his kingdom cumbled.

July 14, 2012 at 6:40 pm
(206) doris says:

From friends of Father Corapi up here in Canada who are still reeling in shock and unbelief. We pray that no further damage may be done to your soul, your reputation and to the church and EWTN. Perhaps we will never know what actually happened to send you on the spiral into oblivion but pray that you are headed on the narrow road ahead and to the promised land. we certainly miss Father C.

July 15, 2012 at 6:56 pm
(207) Richard Maldonado says:

Late comer here, but Father Corapi has always been a liar. He was never special forces, never even went to jump school, and never even made it to buck sergeant. He’s a scumbag, and I wish the Stolen Valor act was still good so he could be prosecuted under it.

July 16, 2012 at 4:57 pm
(208) Stephen - South Africa says:

Your comments at #(207) Richard Maldonado refer. A kind message for you: Remember: (1) “He that is perfect may cast the first stone” (2) “If you do not forgive, you shall not be forgiven” and (3) “If you show no mercy to others, you shall not receive mercy”. Instead, you should pray for Fr Corapi…and yourself! Fortunately, many different people around the globe have a better attitude than you have!

July 18, 2012 at 2:45 pm
(209) Humphrey says:

My Husband just passed away, His Faith was renewed & Strengthened By Father Corapi, He always loved him and continued to until his Death on June 11.
If Father Corapi is reading this I hope he knows how grateful I am that he shared his gift so abundantly and for also renewing our Faith In Jesus Christ and his Church. My Husband James always watched Father Corapi on EWTN, I bought him the Catechism of the Catholic Church that Fr.Corapi had done. I pray for Father and I know my Husband who I believe is in Heaven is continuing those prayers. GOD BLESS YOU FATHER Where Ever You are My Prayers are always with you Pray for My Husband James Humphrey.

July 24, 2012 at 8:02 pm
(210) Rose Roberts says:

Is he like Peter who denied his Lord three times?…Hopefully he will return to the Lord’s house! It always bothered me that he sounded like the Irsh priests from my childhood, who always yelled and screamed so loud in the church, they never even needed microphones, but I never wished ill to this man…..Hope he returns tothe Human Race, not the priesthood..Maybe he is in doing penance in another order? Hopefully….He has returned to the “land of the living” ~ as in the Psalms!

July 24, 2012 at 8:03 pm
(211) Rose Roberts says:

Is he like Peter who denied his Lord three times?…Hopefully he will return to the Lord’s house! It always bothered me that he sounded like the Irsh priests from my childhood, who always yelled and screamed so loud in the church, they never even needed microphones, but I never wished ill to this man…..Hope he returns tothe Human Race, not the priesthood..Maybe he is in doing penance in another order? Hopefully….He has returned to the “land of the living” ~ as in the Psalms!

July 25, 2012 at 2:32 pm
(212) Nanz says:

I hope your are hearing all the good things that are being said about you John. I hung on your every word and you made me a better person. Thank you. I wish you well

July 27, 2012 at 9:29 am
(213) Mario says:

Father Corpi knows his mind and the circumstances which led him to this situation, more than anybody else. The best thing for him is to open his mind and confess the sins in front of the Alter and also at the appropriate forum and surely the merciful Lord will show the same kindness – “GO AND SIN NO MORE”

July 30, 2012 at 4:20 pm
(214) deanna1 says:

I miss Fr.Corapi! He told it like it is and the other priest wanted him to water it down, don’t talk about the devil! I too think many were jealous of him, bez he had so many followers, and they didn’t. I don’t think for one minute he did any of these things this woman accused him of, he was trying to help her and that was his big mistake.
I pray he starts his own services or perhaps motivational speaker, or perhaps just retire, the picture I see him in, in the snow makes him look very rested. He could become another Rev. Billy Graham and preach, I’m sure GOD would like that. Sometimes a bunch of old men in robes, with a lot of jealousy is not the right place to be with one with fire in his bellie. I wish you well and happiness no matter what path you take. John.

August 2, 2012 at 3:52 pm
(215) BV says:

Fr. John Corapi is on facebook talking about Orthodox Catholicism. I haven’t read his page so I don’t know what’s going on with it.

August 2, 2012 at 4:03 pm
(216) Scott P. Richert says:

BV, Father Corapi was on Facebook last year (as I mentioned in the post), but by January 1, he had disappeared from there as well.

If you’re aware of a new Facebook page that he’s behind, please provide the URL. I and many others would be interested in seeing it.

August 3, 2012 at 1:30 am
(217) Margaret Carlson says:

Fr. Corapi was one of the best speakers on EWTN. He was inspiring,
strong in his words and very focused on “Jesus, the Christ”. Wherever he is I hope he reads all the warm and concerning comments from those who miss him. God always forgives, no matter what the sin. I will keep him in my prayers and hope that eventually we will hear from him

August 4, 2012 at 1:08 pm
(218) Arturo says:

I can only thanks God to let me hear incredible christians on EWTN like Fr. Corapi, Mother Angelica, Fr. Groetschel and all the people that help on EWTN. They open my eyes and my heart to Jesus and I pray for them daily. I pray that Fr. Corapi can celebrate mass and continue his particular call, without him and the help of many others I will not be what I am now.


August 8, 2012 at 6:00 pm
(219) Patricia says:

Father John, Please, please come back to us. We need you. Your wisdom and guidance were always such an inspiration. I believe in you–you know God is taking care of you. We need your evangelization.

August 9, 2012 at 10:59 am
(220) Gilbert says:

Fr John, please come back. Persecution exists in this world, but forgiveness always saves the day. Your sheep need you.

“Blessed are ye when they shall revile you, and persecute you, and speak all that is evil against you, untruly, for my sake: Be glad and rejoice, for your reward is very great in heaven. For so they persecuted the prophets that were before you.”

August 9, 2012 at 11:20 am
(221) Richard says:

I pray every day for you, Father Corapi at daily Mass. You have canged my like as I’m sure many others.

Please God, if it be Your will, bring him back to active ministry.

August 10, 2012 at 1:09 pm
(222) Richard says:

I would like to share with all those here…..I too have missed Fr. Corapi, but I have a nephew, Matthew, who also had his life changed by Fr. Corapi and as we were talking about Fr. Corapi, Matthew had said…..”Perhaps Fr. Corapi was to build up his “Army” and it’s up to us, his “troops” to carry the ball”.

An interesting observation.

As Fr. said many times……….”God’s ways are so far above our ways an the heavens are above the earth”.

August 12, 2012 at 8:48 pm
(223) Sharon says:

Father Corapi we miss you……….We are not Catholic but we are believers and we wonder why our loving God was so wiling to forgive King David for all his sins and Peter for turning against Him (Jesus) three times But you all cannot forgive Fr Corapi for anything. You don’t even know if the things said are true because no investigation was ever done.

August 12, 2012 at 9:05 pm
(224) Karen says:

Through Fr Corapi I came back to my Catholic faith after having been away from it for many many years. He is the only preacher who really spoke to my heart. His intellect, his wisdom and his compassion for others was unmistakeable. But it was his ability to really connect with people, even through TV, that set him apart. I miss his lectures terribly. No one has been able to fill the void.

And I hardly ever watch EWTN anymore. When they dropped him because of the “investigation”, and without any sort of evidence, I was so deeply disappointed.

August 14, 2012 at 1:33 pm
(225) drwho13 says:

(224) Karen you said “…I hardly ever watch EWTN anymore. When they dropped him because of the “investigation”, and without any sort of evidence…”

I believe that you will have better luck finding John if you start frequenting “Biker bars.” The man is gone, doing what he wants. You have to learn to move on. People have to stop stalking the guy. He has a life; it’s time to get one for yourself.

August 14, 2012 at 6:46 pm
(226) Gloria says:

I second Sharon’s comments. Not of the Catholic faith, I am a believer and I also miss Fr. Corapi. Also, I don’t believe the charges against him.
Our family has found that “innocent until proven guilty” is not necessarily true. If you don’t have the money for a good lawyer, our courts find you “guilty, unless you can afford to be proven innocent”.

August 16, 2012 at 10:37 pm
(227) SantoChristoforoMD says:

Cocaine is a powerful addictor of humans. Relapse is possible.

However, John Corapi did associate with Satanists and spilled the beans on some of their heretofore below-the-radar activities, such as cursing drugs before their dispersal. In one EWTN lecture, he claimed the Satanists threatened to destroy his mental faculties, and his reaction was essentially “Bring It On!”

In my experience, revenge is an essential part of the Satanist’s code. They are usually relentless, implacable foes.

August 19, 2012 at 9:02 am
(228) Immacula Aristhene says:

I miss you Fr. John Corapi I’ll remember you in my pray. GOD bless you and keep you strong.

August 20, 2012 at 8:13 pm
(229) evelyn olsovsky says:

we eill always think of you and pray for you

August 26, 2012 at 8:28 pm
(230) Bennet says:

I loved his sense of humor.The first time I saw him in person,he started off saying “no I’m not Jessie Ventura”. I was crying I was laughing so loud at the time his head was shaved and he had a foo man choo mustache.Then he told his conversion story and it registered with me a Vietnam Veteran.I could relate to this Priest he touched my inner most heart of hearts.He was my hero still is I pray to the Blessed Mother to intercede and bring him back and to be her champion once more!

August 26, 2012 at 9:05 pm
(231) Jeanne says:

Father Corapi you are missed more than you know. I looked forward to your preaching every week. You inspired me and you were not afraid to say what was in your heart and mind and that is what we need in this world today. You did not sugarcoat what is happening to our christian beliefs and our society as a whole. My boyfriend is a noncatholic and never watches any religious preachers – but when I tuned into your show, to my amazement, he was glued to the tv. Believe me, you held his interest because of your story telling and your sense of humor. He remarked on the need for more priests to preach with enthusiasm and maybe more people, especially the youth, would look forward to going to mass. With you preaching, there is no falling asleep as I have seen during mass. I hope you read this and all the wonderful comments many others have made. We miss you and hope you are doing okay. God will lead you in the right direction and many people are praying for you. God loves you and so do we! + + + + + :-) :-)

August 27, 2012 at 1:56 am
(232) alfonso says:

May the Lord Jesus and His motherrthe Virgin Mary protect Father Corapi from the attacks of the devil to his soul and may the Holy Spirit open father’s eyes to bring him back to the church and to his ministry.We are all sinners and our priests and religious are being tempted and attacked especially if they are bringing souls back to Christ with their teachings and or prayers.Lord have mercy on all of us and we pray for the soul of Father Corapi.
Lord hear our prayers.

August 29, 2012 at 5:12 am
(233) Kevin says:

I too miss Fr John Corapi and will continue to pray for him and all priests. Satan is relentless in his attacks on priests. I do not wish to judge as I do not wish to be judged.

It is more than obvious that Fr Corapi’s work was inspired by the Holy Spirit, he led many back to Christ and deepened their faith, myself included.

Let God the Father judge!

Pray, fast, convert, forgive and repent!

Jesus, Joseph and Mary Save Souls!

September 1, 2012 at 8:21 pm
(234) in Christ says:

I agree with Kevin. You will know by their fruit – Father Corapi led many souls to Christ and deepened the faith of many lukewarm Catholics. He is surely being tested as we all are in one way or another. We should look in our hearts for compassion and pray for Father Corapi as well each other with the consolation that God will one day be so merciful with us.

September 5, 2012 at 2:39 pm
(235) Heidi says:

I miss Father Corapi’s earlier teachings. I watched quite a few of his programs and liked his straight forward and direct style. He cam across as very down to earth with this tremendous faith and devotion to Christ.

I was baptized Catholic at age 2 but that was about it; no religious teachings of any kind and no religious practices at home. I did not come to the Christian faith until I was 28. I bounced around to different churches and now here I am at 55 going through RCIA.

Initially the teachings of Mother Angelica sparked my interest and then Father Corapi. I watch Mother Angelica’s programs when ever they are on and am greatly influenced by her teachings.

After I came into the Christian faith and started at a wonderful church with a great pastor; I felt at home and safe. The church grew and things changed, not for the better, so I went to another church. Still the pastor from my first church I held in high regard. Sadly the church fell apart due to scandal involving the pastor. I was heart broken. And now Father Corapi. I pray simply that they are doing well… and I miss them.

September 10, 2012 at 10:57 pm
(236) Elizabeth says:

WE COULD REALLY USE FATHER CORAPI RIGHT NOW!!!! I have his CD on Socialism……I wish he was with us to fight the fight!!!

September 13, 2012 at 3:36 am
(237) Doug Florey says:

A Catholic priest who is a sex abuser and a druggie?

Then he disappears never to come back? Sounds pretty guilty to me.

September 16, 2012 at 11:14 pm
(238) Patricia says:

Father John Corapi,
Where ever you are return to God through prayer and penance.You are greatly loved and I believe if you listen to your heart the Mother of God will call you to where she is appearing daily(MEDJUGORJE)
Father John–please see our Lady in Medjugorje to heal your heart and mind.If you can’t travel to Medjugorje,please pray before the Holy Tabernacle and pray the Devine Mercy Chaplet for as long as you can.
The enemy of your soul has driven you away from God through pride,anger and now through sadness and dispear.

September 29, 2012 at 12:47 am
(239) Catherine Duvall says:

Fr. Corapi taught much to many. Wherever he is I want him to know I pray often for him and believe in his goodness. There are many jealous people in this world. At harvest time there will be a separation, until then, we pray. God Bless. You are great and a priest FOREVER!

September 30, 2012 at 8:24 am
(240) Azab says:

I, too, include Father Corapi in my Rosary. Innocent or guilty, it appears that God wanted him to step down from his rock star status and come away to be with Him in solitude. I pray with all my heart that this is what is happening, and that he is exactly where God wants him at this time.

October 2, 2012 at 9:19 am
(241) maureengodlewski says:

may Father Corapi guardian angel watch over him.
I pray that he is well in mind and spirit.
continue all of us to keep our minds strong and our hearts happy
God is with us

October 4, 2012 at 3:39 pm
(242) Marcelle says:

I miss Father Corapi more and more. He certainly changed my heart and deepened my Faith. Marcelle S Africa

October 6, 2012 at 11:50 pm
(243) Jim says:

Dear Father Corapi. If you are able to read this posting, here are the words that came to me from God himself, “Everything Will Be Alright”

October 7, 2012 at 2:10 am
(244) crangel says:

Maybe Father decided to go to the Capuchines or a similar order.

October 9, 2012 at 11:10 pm
(245) CindyO says:

Fr. Corapi, Please look at all your lost sheep who are missing youin these messages!. Come back to your flock and lead us back to Jesus.
YOU SAID onceyou are consecrated into the sacrement of the priesthood, your hands are always marked as a priest regardless of your past sins. God forgives. You are loved and needed. Please do your job and come back to help us fight Satan together!

October 13, 2012 at 1:44 am
(246) Cindy says:

It’s amazing that these comments are still being written after a year of this happening to Fr. Corapi. Pretty good testimony to his influence in our lives.

I want to add that after all this time, I still think of Father often, and wish he were back. He was straight-line Catholic doctrine. No sugar coating. I loved his Weekly Wisdom.

It really doesn’t add up. His appearance at the end, fixing his teeth and losing all that weight were a little suspicious. I don’t know.

If you read this Father, know that you’re being prayed for.

October 13, 2012 at 1:48 am
(247) Cindy says:

We miss you, Father.

October 13, 2012 at 3:26 pm
(248) dydimus says:

Perhaps John has retreated to the desert to find his true “Religion” He was given to much leash & should have been reeled in years ago. He “Became Bigger Than God” He became rather “Cockey” for a priest especessialy regarding his open defience of the Bishops.

October 15, 2012 at 8:15 am
(249) drwho13 says:

Forget about the man; HE’S GONE!

As (248) stated, Corapi “Became Bigger Than God.” A Christian’s focus is on JESUS CHRIST, NOT JPII, B16, Corapi, or ANY OTHER HUMAN BEING!

These groupies are folks involved in idol worship. “The Black Sheep Dog” has become their “Golden Calf.”

As for you Johnnie C., enjoy your women, your bike, your money; and above all, “DON’T LOOK BACK!!!

October 17, 2012 at 3:23 pm
(250) Kay Kuebeler says:

I love Father Corapi, of all the people on this earth he would never do anything to hurt the Church or anyone else. We all know this and support him.

October 17, 2012 at 3:53 pm
(251) Mary Achee says:

The Bible says; “All have sinned and come short of the glory of God.” No one has a right to judge another human being as we are all sinners. We need to not judge, not assume anything about Father Corapi. What is needed is Christian love and lots of prayers being sent his way. Love, Mary

October 21, 2012 at 11:03 am
(252) billw12stepswithGod says:

I am not an investigative reporter, but it seems that a trip to Kalispell, MT, to seek interviews with Father Caropi, his neighbors and friends, might be a fruitful project for such a reporter. Most high profile personalities must surely recognize that to slip into anonymity is next to impossible for a reason. Too many peoples’ lives have been impacted to have zero closure for them. It seems to me, that we who trusted him have a right to know his status.

October 21, 2012 at 8:17 pm
(253) anastasia says:

To me EWTN is not complete without the preaching of Father John Corapi.I am missing his preachings. Catholics and non Catholics enjoy his sermons. A lot of my friends who are from Africa like myself I have encouraged and always looked forward to listening to Father John Corapi preach.

October 22, 2012 at 10:10 am
(254) Cora Hall says:

I have read with much interest the comments. I can say Father Caropi will always be that. And I knew thw father of lies would have a part in this. I believe that, always somewhat feared it. Father Caropi hit a lot of nerves,told it like it was, that is what I miss. I am praying for him too, and miss him.. He gave me insight to the faith I love and cherish. I often think of Jesus and his sacrifices and at times when I see how people act I wonder for what. Truth and pure love. God be with you Father Caropi, He is with every created soul.

October 22, 2012 at 10:50 am
(255) drwho13 says:

(236) Elizabeth says:

“WE COULD REALLY USE FATHER CORAPI RIGHT NOW!!!! I have his CD on Socialism……I wish he was with us to fight the fight!!!”

In John’s “conversion” CD he tells us about the year he spent in the VA Hospital. That’s Socialism!

He had NO problem with Socialism when he was a broke. Now that he’s a millionaire he HAS A PROGRAM WITH SOCIALISM????? Give me a break!!!!!!!

October 22, 2012 at 11:03 am
(256) Mellie says:

Well said post #252 – Why hasn’t any investigative reporter gone after this story? Father Corapi , don’t you think that all your followers and believers would like to know and should know your current status?

October 22, 2012 at 10:14 pm
(257) sandy munoz says:

i pray for fathe corapi. i saw him in conference in san antonio,tx2 years ago. what an awesome man. i truly believe he will be back. He knows about our awesome and forgiving GOD.

October 24, 2012 at 7:59 pm
(258) Craig Carey says:

Any new news about father Corapi I miss his insight

October 24, 2012 at 10:00 pm
(259) bill says:

please remember Fr John is human also, as far as i know he was and Is the only one who has the guts and(b*****) to speak the truth.
he had and is always had an inpact on my life, I pray I (we) all hope to see and hear from him very soon.
FR JOHN CAROPI, if you read this Pray for me and I”ll pray for you.
God love You!!!!!!!!!!

October 27, 2012 at 4:42 pm
(260) vivian says:

Father Corapi when you read this, know that you still have a LOT of folks who miss you and are praying for you. Your sermons are profoundly missed and converted thousands (including myself and my husband). I just went to the shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City and brought your intentions with me and I know our Mother heard my prayers for you. There is a remnant church and you are a big part of that. Thank you.

November 3, 2012 at 11:57 pm
(261) josephine says:

Is father Corapi ok ? can somebody tell us ? did he really did what he was accused of ? if he did God will forgive him but if is innocent we all need to know .I miss him

November 7, 2012 at 7:06 am
(262) Francis says:

I loved Fr Corapi on EWTN, he illuminated my faith with his beautiful words and clear teaching. We are all weak and all subject to temptation; I hope if he has fallen, he will look to his Lord and Master’s infinite forgiveness and return back to his community or seek the love and advice of someone in the Church. There is always room for this man and priest whose weaknesses are just a reflection of our own. You are in my prayers, dear Father Corapi.

November 10, 2012 at 10:34 pm
(263) TWeger says:

I find it troubling that in all this time we haven’t heard a peep about Father Corapi. I’m certain he has friends in Montana who know what’s going on. It really does not bode well in my mind that we haven’t even heard a statement from a family member or friend on behalf of John. Maybe a “John is fine and praying to Mother Mary and will return when he is ready” or “John has fallen…just pray for him”. Why haven’t we heard anything from the folks at EWTN? After giving them such a boost for many years, it is bewildering for me to think that no one has checked on him….we don’t know. But it would be nice to know. If Fr. Corapi has found love outside the Church and “left” the priesthood, I am certain he would be man enough to let folks know. Even if he is in a mid-life crisis discerning what to do next, why can’t he or someone tell us? As nasty and unChristian as the woman who worked for him and people like Mark Shea have been to Fr. Corapi (Hi, Mark, don’t worry…I’m still praying for your conversion to reality and Catholicism….after all, you are the OZ that googles and reads every internet messages that mentions you), I first and foremost hope and pray that he is okay. We Catholics should not leave any soldier behind on the battlefield and certainly not one who led the charge so beautifully for many years through satan’s gauntlet (Mark, you can capitilize satan if you want to…I’m breaking the rules).

November 11, 2012 at 7:48 am
(264) PHYLLIS hevey says:


November 16, 2012 at 7:30 am
(265) John says:

My dad gave me a copy of the series “Immortal Combat” when I had fallen to a low point in my life. Through the teachings of Fr. Corapi, I have never been closer to Christ. Sharing his teachings and seeing him in person at a Cincinnati Converence (2010), resulted directly to the union of my wife and I. Without Fr. Corapi’s influence, I’m sure I would be in a “pit”. My prayers and thanks goes out to Our Lord for bringing Fr. Corapi into my life. May we always trust in God’s plan for us… and His plan for Fr. John Corapi.
God Bless.

November 18, 2012 at 1:30 am
(266) Mary says:

Fr. Corapi still thinking and praying for you wherever you may be. May Mother Mary help bring you back to God’s will for your life at this time as well as provide comfort to you through Jesus and the Holy Spirit during your current trials. Your witness to God’s unending mercy as it related to your own life which you candidly shared with many such as myself during your public ministry helped bring me back to Jesus and his Mother. As Jesus told us when asked how often should we forgive those who do us wrong not 70 times but 70 times 70. And so we must also extend mercy and forgiveness as Jesus does.

November 22, 2012 at 7:19 am
(267) drwho13 says:

What is it you people don’t get? You are in denial. Fr. Corapi no longer exists, he told you himself that he transformed into “The Black Sheep Dog,” and that Dog is doing fine. He was last spotted in Western Bar (Biker Bar) in Billings, MT. I’m told he was having a beer with his old lady. I’m going there for “Thanksgiving week,” and I will let you know what I find out.

About this hangout:
Cold beer, good eats, and good company. Good old-fashioned biker bar!

General Directions:
2712 Minnesota Ave., just west of 27th Street.

November 23, 2012 at 12:20 am
(268) Edward E.Matson III says:

What pops into my mind is one episode I saw him running off at the mouth about people leaving the Catholic faith and they never knew what they had. Look I am not saying he left the faith, but I always thought that he was a hypocrite and a loud mouth…he had a little too much pride, and he told too many battle stories..all the famous people he knew and all this CRAP…maybe a little humility will suit him…..his problem, and I’ve said this from the start, is his insatiable PRIDE….I couldn’t stomach him or even his voice.

November 24, 2012 at 12:40 am
(269) MARIA says:

I think Father Corapi had been set up with this administration. He was critisizing this administration regarding Socialism in this Country on his YouTube videos. When this administration wants to silence a person, they lied about the person by making false statements. That is what happened to Father Corapi. They fabricated a false statements on him.

Responding to Edward E.Matson III, whatever you stating in your comments, it is all wrong. He was humbled and you know it. I do not know why your statement is so harsh. Maybe you did not like it because he had so many followers. If you do not like him, why did you listen to him. My experience was different from yours, I loved to listening to him every night. I do missed listening to him. I hope he comes back because he is well knowledgeable in the Catholic Values/Christian Scripture.

November 25, 2012 at 7:11 pm
(270) drwho13 says:


I will repeat myself.

In John’s “conversion” CD he tells us about the year he spent in the VA Hospital. That’s Socialism!

He had NO problem with Socialism when he was broke. Now that he’s a millionaire he HAS A PROGRAM WITH SOCIALISM????? Give me a break!!!!!!!

November 27, 2012 at 3:01 pm
(271) Nilda says:

Don’t put your faith in any name, except Jesus the Son of God and God incarnated.

November 27, 2012 at 3:01 pm
(272) Nilda says:

Don’t put your faith in any name, except Jesus the Son of God and God incarnated.

November 27, 2012 at 3:01 pm
(273) Nilda says:

Don’t put your faith in any name, except Jesus the Son of God and God incarnated.

November 28, 2012 at 9:07 am
(274) Donna says:

Father Corapi inspired me with his truthful words directly given to him by the holy spirit. He is just a man and in this case if he has fallen then any of us can. I believe in you Father Corapi. I have faith God will guide you in this time of trouble.
You know better than anyone how evil can bring us down and god will bring us back to him.
I love you, your a good man and god will see you through this. I will pray for you as I hope you will pray for me.

Quote: “Believe none of what you hear and half of what you see.”

November 28, 2012 at 8:25 pm
(275) NORMA says:

Father John Corapi…how can you turn your back on all the people that love you…esp. God…Romans 11:29 for the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable….Ephesians 1:18 I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints,

November 30, 2012 at 1:04 pm
(276) Tom Doyle says:

Fr. Corapi has said many times in his talks”Don’t be suprised if you wake up one morning and read about me returning to drugs or being found dead in a crack house.The draw ,the urge is just that strong.

November 30, 2012 at 9:55 pm
(277) Delma says:

My husband and I looked forward to seeing Father Corapi every day on EWTN. We miss him and are praying for his return. “Greater is he that is in us then he that is in the world”

December 1, 2012 at 4:07 am
(278) Robert Furino says:

Father John Corapi, I don’t know if you’re guilty or innocent.

If you are innocent, give up any treasures you have stored on earth. They are trash. Then call to mind that Jesus was falsely accused and He said nothing in His defense. Realize that it doesn’t matter what any human being thinks of you. Then go to Confession and allow God to exonerate you. Ask Him to fix any harm that may have been done to the Catholic Church, its members, and even those outside of the Church. In the end you will receive many blessings as a result to being falsely accused.

If you are guilty of these allegations, that is between you and God. Again, give up any treasures you have stored on earth. They are trash. Then, simply confess sincerely to God and all will be forgiven.

Finally, and in either case, be obedient to your superiors just as Jesus remained obedient to his parents after he was found in the Temple. Then, leave the rest to God. We are all sinners. Many of our greatest saints were also great sinners before their conversion.

The Holy Spirit has blessed you with many gifts. To whom more is given, more is expected. Spend the rest of your life without bitterness and with sincere forgiveness. The rest of your life will be joyful as you await eternal joy. I leave you and everyone reading this with one of my favorite sayings:

“There is so much bad in the best of us, and so much good in the worst of us, that it ill becomes any of us to speak about the rest of us.”

God Bless you.

December 1, 2012 at 11:03 am
(279) drwho13 says:

In reference to (267), John was not in the Western Bar (Biker Bar) in Billings during my Thanksgiving week visit . One of the regulars said he was out of the country, but expected him back for “The New Years Bash.”

(276) – Are you “The Real” Tom Doyle?

December 2, 2012 at 5:09 pm
(280) Christopher says:

Fr. john Corapi is a great priest. I saw him once at St. peters in San Diego, I remember He said that we would not believe What happens to him the day (thursdays nites) Before he leaves some where to do a talk . I figured he was talking about the attacks he suffered from the devil trying to stop him from going some where to preach the word of God. If I suffered a fraction of those attacks I would be broken.. The nite I left after hearing him speak, on my drive home, my truck was filled with the scent of frankincense. it was his holiness. and that of the Lord… God Bless You Fr. John.

December 3, 2012 at 2:44 pm
(281) Lorra says:

“Fr. Corapi has said many times in his talks”Don’t be suprised if you wake up one morning and read about me returning to drugs or being found dead in a crack house.The draw ,the urge is just that strong.”

Tom Doyle, can you point me to the talks in which he said that?

December 9, 2012 at 2:21 pm
(282) Anna says:

So, so very sad, I knew nothing of Father Corapis case! I used to watch EWTN a long time ago, & would sit put during his sermons, was searching something else on EWTN & came across the F.C post, so I went into it not thinking thinking I would find this..!! terrible, but like so many comments, Father Corapi, I am Praying that you find your way back into the Priesthood, turn to God, he is your Creator & of course the final judge, I read in a post, hold the Rosary & mention the name of Mary, all will come together, although I dont know when I will watch EWTN again, I hope that I can find out more on what is happening or going to happen. For now, be strong, once again, seek GOD

December 10, 2012 at 9:53 am
(283) evelyn olsovsky says:

on the comments above,why all the if.s just pray for him, God will do the rest..

December 13, 2012 at 1:41 am
(284) Andrew says:

It is time to get back on the saddle and hit Satan right between the eyes. Let us not be persuaded by the Dark but hold steadfast in our faith and continue to fight the good fight. We must NEVER give up in fighting evil in this world. Father Corapi has given us hope. I am a sinner who longs for truth and Father Corapi has given strength in faith to all sinners who are losing hope. Jesus Christ our Lord WILL look after John Corapi and allow him to overcome human obstacles that are silencing truth by handcuffing him in his mission for good. God Bless and God speed. The silent Army awaits to fight the good fight with you. Let us not be taken in by Satan’s ploy to tarnish what good has been done. Pray the Rosary. Our Blessed Mother will protect.

December 17, 2012 at 8:05 pm
(285) Bart says:

I knew Father Corapi when he was in Sacramento. We spent a lot of time together as a matter of fact I was the (Executive Producer) of the Catechism Of The Catholic Church videos. Father was with my family along with other families that were involved with the videos and recording of his talks. I have traveled with him across country to conferences of different types Marion and Catholic conferences in many places.
I would like to talk with him about my serious health condition as well as how he may be doing himself. If anyone knows how I may get in contact with him please respond with a comment. God bless you Fr. John


December 19, 2012 at 9:14 pm
(286) Deborah says:

Father Corapi,

If you are reading this please know that my prayers are with you. You are loved very much and have been instrumental in bringing many souls to the Kingdom of our Lord. I believe when you come back (and you will) that you will have a mighty testimony and will continue to do what the Lord has called you to do. All in Gods time. I know that there are many who are praying for you. We miss you very much.

December 20, 2012 at 3:48 pm
(287) Kasia says:

Father John, fight for Jesus Christ, our King!
I’m not very good in English, but please, everyone who read this: think about joining “The Great Novena for the Deliverance of the World 2008 to 2017″

December 26, 2012 at 11:09 am
(288) Dr. Mary Anne Buhagiar says:

I am deeply anguished by the disappearance of Fr. Corapi. He spoke with such eloquence and conviction. What I find very hard to believe is that a man with such deeply rooted faith should find himself facing personal crisis for the second time!! Indeed, he had already risen from the abyss of drug abuse prior to his becoming a priest. He made no secret of his troubled past in his homilies, and his humility was simply admirable. That he should once again find himself facing life turmoil seems to suggest the devils’s work. Only the devil can be happy with Fr. Corapi’s abandonment of the priesthood. Maybe the Church authorities, whatever they may be, should take more time to examine the evidence brought before them, before putting blame on its priests. There are too many out there who want to take advantage of the pedophile scandal and blemish even further the Church’s reputation. At present, the Catholic Church is crossing very perilous waters, its priests have become more vulnerable, and it should take steps to protect priests in cases where they become targets of calunmious accusations, or manipulative behaviour. I find psychologically untenable the idea of Fr. Corapi voluntarily stooping to highly immoral behaviour for the second time in his life . . . and while in priesthood! My inclination is to believe that the Church authorities must have misjudged him. They should re-examine the evidence brought against him, and, if need be, admit error and invite him back into the priesthood.

December 26, 2012 at 4:19 pm
(289) drwho13 says:

Sorry Doc, I personally know the priest who was the main investigator. He is a man of integrity. If the Black Sheep Dog wanted to show that he was unjustly treated, all he would have to do is call a press conference and tell his story. Don’t hold your breath!

December 28, 2012 at 7:30 am
(290) Bob says:

Mary 29,
I find it quite uneducated and uninformed you are.
If you have ever listened to Father’s programs, he promoted Mary. Not himself.

December 28, 2012 at 2:30 pm
(291) Lorra says:

All right, drwho 13, in the event that you are right, can you tell me why? Why did Fr. Corapi do what he did? Was his entire priesthood just part of a big act for him? If so, why?

December 29, 2012 at 1:03 pm
(292) drwho13 says:

@291- Lorra,

All I can say is that I know the SOLT priest who was the main investigator; he is a man of integrity. I have no idea why John left the priesthood; but it’s not uncommon, a lot of men leave the priesthood each year.

” (Fr.) Tom Farley left the Catholic priesthood and the Southwest Portland parish…” If it happened to Tom after 30 years, why not John? He’s human.


“A: I fell in love. Early on. More than once. People are attractive and I am not a dolt. I’d ask myself, “Am I going to explore this relationship, risk my priesthood to explore this?” and I always said no and ran away. There was this background of loneliness — and I know that loneliness is existential, that we’re all alone and I don’t believe that a partner can take that away. But romantic love was never an option.

Q: What changed for you?

A: I’d had a long relationship, a friendship with a woman. And last summer, I realized that I loved her, that I loved someone again. I don’t quite know why, but this time I said I’m not going to run away, to shut the door. Maybe it was a midlife crisis. Maybe it was loneliness. Maybe it was the boredom of doing the same thing over and over.”


December 29, 2012 at 4:13 pm
(293) Lorra says:

Drwho13, thank you for answering me.

December 31, 2012 at 9:52 am
(294) karen graber says:

during the investigation, was either party given a lie detecter test?…a drug test?

December 31, 2012 at 9:57 am
(295) karen graber says:

During investigation, was either person given a lie detecter test or a drug test?

January 1, 2013 at 6:01 pm
(296) J says:

If you come out against the New World Order, the Illuminati, and it’s fight to infiltrate the Church and take over the world, you will be excommunicated. I am afraid this has happened to our beloved most True Priest Father Corapi. We the Body of Christ, the Holy Spirit in manifestation, The True Children of Jesus Christ have make Fr. Corapi our Priest. No institution can take away what God Has ordained!!! Wake up Catholics. Find The Holy Spirit, Find The True Way of Christ. Not in your conformity but in the boundless manifestations of Jesus Christ Himself. Christ did not come here for those without sin, he came here for the sinner. We are all sinners in the eyes of God. But for Fr. Corapi to have been attacked, I know he was more than any attacked by the Pharisees. In Christ Jesus, Love, Peace and Hope to all.

January 1, 2013 at 9:31 pm
(297) Thresa says:

To J 96 : I believe you are right on target! The Illuminati and New World order took down Fr. Corapi because he knew what is really going on in the church and they also knew he had the guts to expose them. Look to the Freemasons and the Jesuits for the rest of this satanic plot against a true priest and patriot! Our Lady of Fatima, please stay close to Fr. Corapi and open the eyes of all true catholics that our church is in mortal danger! This is my prayer each and every day… Thresa

January 2, 2013 at 9:11 am
(298) drwho13 says:

(296) J & (297) Thresa,

This is Ground Control. Come in if you can hear me.

The Mother ship you are on has lost contact with our Houston tracking and control station. After taking several measurements we must inform you that your navigation system has failed. Your spacecraft is out of control, and you are heading into deep space. Institute protocol “Z” and may God be with you! We can no longer assist you from earth.

January 6, 2013 at 6:25 pm
(299) Bob says:

There is a DISH commercial where a young cowboy rides up to a
corral where an older goateed gentleman stands whitling a stick…..
The gentleman behind the tipped hat replies to the younger feller’s
comments curtly in a Fr. John Corapi “way” and darned if it isn’t
what you’d think he’d do…… hide in plain sight,,,, Montana Ranch and
all! If anyone agrees with my humble observation please leave a note.
He did have “hollywood” experience and friends that might lead him
to doing things like this.

January 6, 2013 at 9:32 pm
(300) Deborah says:

Drwho13 in regards to your comment on (269) J and (297) Theresa

Although I don’t always agree with what you have to say, And find you quite unnerving and abrasive at times. I must admit I was thinking the same thing in regards to J and Teresa’s comments. Which is really unsettling to say the least. Lol

Regardless of what Fr. Corapi has or hasn’t done and even though it is a mystery to us all. I for one still love him as our Lord does and am praying for him. I chose to believe that he will find his way back to our Lord in whichever capacity that may be….Fr. Corapi knows what to do and in time I believe he will choose reconciliation with our Lord. That’s all that really matters @ least to me.

January 9, 2013 at 8:32 pm
(301) Jean says:

In one of his programs,Father C. told of saying one ” Hail lMary” each day because his mother had sent him a prayer card message for his return to the faith. He did that and it brought him back then and on to becoming a priest.
Couldn’t we all say that one “Hail Mary” each day now for him ? Please join together with me on this!

January 10, 2013 at 12:20 pm
(302) Maureen W says:

I will be happy to pray one Hail Mary each day for Fr. Corapi and the two priests that are supposed to look into the false accusations against this good and holy man.

January 10, 2013 at 12:38 pm
(303) Maureen W says:

I will be happy to pray a ” Hail Mary” for Fr. Corapi each time I pray. I believe this is a lesson for all of us on Love. Many people have benefited from Fr. Corapi’s teaching and preaching. I have many of Fr. Corapi’s videos on various subjects. Fr. Corapi knows better than anyone who is attacking him. The father of lies. This reminds me of when Jesus was put on trial and falsely accused. He offered himself up for all of our sins for all time. While Fr. Corapi is a mere mortal he still represents God and is being put to the test. Don’t let him carry this cross alone. Pray those Hail Mary’s for him.

January 11, 2013 at 5:22 pm
(304) Isabel Maria says:

Hang in there Father Corapi.

January 13, 2013 at 3:23 pm
(305) Grateful Herman says:

I thank the LORD for the many straight shooting positive Life Giving Sermons I heard Fr. Corapi give on EWTN. I was raised a Protestant, and my wife re-discovered her Catholic Faith through him! Praise God & Jesus Christ. Remenber folks, Jesus came to save a world full of sinners, ( not the Pharisees, who think they already have it made ).

I pray for Fr. Corapi often, as well as all the Faithful within the Roman Catholic Church, especially the Pope. The enemy seeks to Kill,Steal & Destroy……..ANYONE who proclaims God’s Truths.

As Fr. Corapi once said to a dear old saint in the airport who was complaining about errant priests, and what a disappointment they were, and how ANGRY she was at them. He asked her, when was the last time you PRAYED for a priest , or those in leadership over them?

A good question for all of US today, isn’t it?

January 16, 2013 at 5:24 pm
(306) William Polakiewicz says:

I am praying for you Father Corapi.
Yours in Christ,
Mild Bill

January 16, 2013 at 6:51 pm
(307) OB says:

God ll never abandon u. U used ur past 2 convince others that God is merciful. My prayer alone ll bring u back, bear in mind thousand r pray ing 4 u. Like d Virgin Mother, u said Fiat 2 God. He always remember that. In due time He ll bring u back, like prophete Ose n his prostitute wi fe. Just leave d door of ur heart open n Jesus ll come in n does His work so u can be cleaned again, if u were guilty. If u weren’t, pray 4 ur accusers. I go 2 Confession n I receive Communion 4 u. D world is juging u but Jesus ll restore u 2 His flock that He sherpards daily. U r His that makes u one of us. U r supported by those who stil remember their sinful nature. Hang in there, Jesus is on d way. Jesus loves u so do I.

January 16, 2013 at 7:11 pm
(308) OB says:

God ll never abandon u. U used ur past 2 convince others that God is merciful. My prayer alone ll bring u back, bear in mind thousand r pray ing 4 u. Like d Virgin Mother, u said Fiat 2 God. He always remember that. In due time He ll bring u back, like prophete Ose n his prostitute wi fe. Just leave d door of ur heart open n Jesus ll come in n does His work so u can be cleaned again, if u were guilty of all these accusations. If u weren’t, pray 4 ur accusers. I go 2 Confession n I receive Communion 4 u. D world is juging u but Jesus ll restore u 2 His flock that He sherpards daily. U r His that makes u one of us, sinners. U r supported by those who still remember their sinful nature. Hang in there n humble urself. Jesus is on d way. He loves u so do I.

January 18, 2013 at 3:23 pm
(309) Eva says:

Hello Fr. Corapi ~ I truly believe that because you are a great preacher, the devil wanted to stop you. i have faith in God and our Mama Mary, they will get you out of this deep black hole. It might take time, but I am praying for you. I’ve recorded your preachings from EWTN and play them from time to time. God bless you always. I know the truth will come out and you will be all right. take care, Fr. Corapi. I did learn a lot from you and thank you for helping me keep the faith.

January 19, 2013 at 10:35 pm
(310) MGM says:

Father Corapi was age 60 when I last attended one of his many conferences. I am now 75. When you are this much closer to going home to eternity, why messed it up. I am sure that Father Corapi would not waste all the remaining years hiding without redeeming himself as kingdom comes.

January 20, 2013 at 11:58 am
(311) George says:

Father John Corapi is a priest for ever!!!!! He needs my prayers now more than ever. I hope you shall join me, like many others, to pray for Fahter. The devil is at work here and with our prayers he cannot win.

January 21, 2013 at 3:33 pm
(312) Anna Velicer says:

I hope and pray that Fr. John Corapi is somewhere meditating and possibly writing words of wisdom which he will share with us when he is ready to forgive and join society again.
In my view he will become a Saint , because of all his suffering and Devotion. god bless and protect you Father Corapi,

January 27, 2013 at 3:36 pm
(313) Warren Memlib says:

Update on Fr. Corapi

I got the following update last night from a Montana resident who claims to be in the know. They say Fr. Corapi lives in a gated community in Whitefish, Montana, on Whitefish Lake. He is seen about riding his Harley. He never wears clerics or any religious garb. He is not known to be active in any parish.

He appears to have left the priesthood for good. I have known many people who held out pious hopes that he would turn up in a monastery somewhere, offering prayer and penance. That isn’t likely to occur. He seems to be very happy with his millions and his secular life.

He needs as many prayers as can be spared. Obviously, he was an enormous target for satan. His fall scandalized millions of faithful Catholics. It is likely that many – probably thousands or tens of thousands – experienced total or near total loss of faith after his ministry collapsed. That’s a sign of a cult of personality gone out of control.

He was very famous. He had all kinds of money. He had a history of addictions and other problems (maybe – there are allegations much of his famous life story was fabricated). Those were all avenues for satan to come in and peel him away from his vocation, and the Faith. It appears that is what happened. I am told, it started with his stopping his Breviary because he was “too busy.”

All of the above is anecdotal. It was conveyed to me by someone who lives in the area. I cannot confirm it, but it would seem to make sense. There were details given that would seem hard to make up.

The main point was that he’s still living in his big house on the lake.

One last point, just opinion, from me – he fell into something bad a few years before the allegations surfaced – we all saw his behavior and appearance change around 2008 or 9 – blacksheepdog.us was an attempt to keep income flowing after he left the priesthood, but it wasn’t generating much, so he shut it down and walked away.

January 28, 2013 at 8:24 pm
(314) Bill Cooley says:

Keep in mind folks, it looks like most of fathers sermons are on youtube, just enter the search words “father corapi sermons”

January 30, 2013 at 8:24 pm
(315) Joseph Johnson says:

Fr. John Corapi: You occasionally said:
“In the end, there is heaven and there is hell. Period. Exclamation point.”

I hope you still reflect upon these words of yours, Father John.

Your eternal soul is at stake. You helped alot with my “reversion” back into the Church and the practice of the Catholic faith. I hope you will now listen to my “preaching”, as I once listened to yours. I’ll keep it really simple: Repent and return to Jesus right now, while you have the time. Don’t wait…repent now, while you still have time.

May Jesus inspire repentance in your soul, Amen +
Joseph Johnson

February 4, 2013 at 8:55 pm
(316) Kingdomcum says:

Fr made the mistake of relations with a woman. IF he’d only molested a child, we’d all be subject to his profanations forever, because his superior would never have turned him on–uhmmm make that in.

February 10, 2013 at 1:18 am
(317) mds says:

In the middle of returning to the Church in 2006 onward, I’ve seen 3 “SuperPriests” fall from grace. Considering the reason I left should say something to at least someone out there. I was a seminarian that was molested in my sleep. I woke up to it and the priest admitted it. The brief is on the bishopaccountability.org website. Sadly, in trying to deal with issues, I emailed the laicized priest, a popular among students professor now. He was one of my profs. in seminary. He took his own life the day after Christmas in Virginia. Even though I was not happy with the outcomes, this was such a tragedy to me and part of me died when I found out his suicide.

I was trying to get help from the diocese we were assigned to back then. Interestingly, I discovered (bust always suspected) that I have PTSD along with several injuries. My heightened awareness of issues though long behind me resurfaced. Fr. Corapi’s lessons, sermons helped me regain my faith in the Church, though with a new sense of caution. I fear that something I did/said may be at the root. But there is no evidence that has risen from the dust.

Priests are targets of Satan and his minions. Pray for Corapi, even if he’s laicized. Pray for him as the priest he still is. I have nothing but good wishes for him. I would love to hear one day that he’s gone to another country and entered religious life and stayed private in formation. I think that would be a good place for these messed up priests, separated from confessionals and anything that would get them in trouble again. We need prayer warriors as well. He was big on the rosary and I have hopes, assuming he actually left the Church, that he returns quietly with a new sense of meditative prayer. He did a lot of good works for Christ’s kingdom.

February 10, 2013 at 8:53 pm
(318) Louis says:

Father John Corapi is a very gifted priest. I’m praying for him as he did for so many others. We all belong to our lord and his condition as a priest and spiritual warrior made him a well sought spiritual target. Only our lord knows what his needs are and we need to join in prayer in Jesus name

February 12, 2013 at 11:52 am
(319) Candace says:

Corapi is, was and always will be a con man. He was never a “good priest”. He was always a solo act, a narcissist, an attention-seeking, self-serving, grandiose grifter.

His bio is a complete fabrication from start to finish and has included potentially actionable claims (which were severely watered down after this was pointed out to him).

Get a grip, people. You’re classic stooges if you think Corapi was anything other than a user, a liar and a flim flam man.

February 13, 2013 at 7:46 pm
(320) JackedJaw says:

It has to be a conspiracy against him. Every man who truly threatens the present day politics has been slammed into the wall with some scandal, just like Herman Caine. If we wanted a president of African-American heritage, we had a choice between Caine and Obama. Caine had the business smarts but once he was scandalized publicly, then the only choice was Obama. Father John has been set up. He talked his mind, and spoke frankly and if the organization does not like that kind of forwardness, they Will be so threatened as to slander him mercilessly. The similiarity I find amusing is that both Caine and Fr. John are accused in the same manner, with a woman pulling harrassment charges on them. Sexting and sexual harrassment? Was she trying to tempt him? You do NOT tempt a priest. That is an utmost sin. If the situation calls for a woman making herself ugly to avoid his temptation, it is then a virtue to do so.

February 14, 2013 at 11:39 pm
(321) david bourassa says:

If I could tell Fr. John some advice, it would be;talk to mother Mary. That would be his own advice to others.Am I right? If I am,and by miracle you read this,just know God loves you and so do a lot of others!

February 16, 2013 at 2:17 am
(322) eddy says:

my thought and prayers are with Fr. John. I cannot cast a stone because me I am a grave sinner indeed. I can forgive and do so because if we cannot forgive we cannot be ourselves forgiven. Fr. John has done so much good. He indeed touched me with his hearfelt teachings and with his life. A life filled with a lot of what the regular guy goes through. Someone real and caring. I know there has been errors but we all have errors. I wish him the best where ever he be. I wish him to one day return. A lot have negative remarks but should pray instead of judging him. I am a supporter with hope for this great man who may have fallen like we all have. God wil forgive him I hope you will. Greatness is getting back up like St Augustine did. So will Fr.John inspite of what the naysayers say. God Bless Fr John.

February 16, 2013 at 2:25 am
(323) edwin kubena says:

Love You Fr.Corapi. The world finds a way to hate you. come back and we will forgive. Your ministry was what counted.

February 16, 2013 at 9:10 am
(324) drwho13 says:

Stop being a “Groupie!” Forget about someone you consider a celebrity. Jesus Christ is the man/God; start looking to him for salvation.

February 16, 2013 at 5:04 pm
(325) Maggie says:

When Saint Pio (Padre Pio) was falsely accused of misconduct and banned from public appearances he did what his superiors instructed. He didn’t court attention or try to justify himself. He acted in obedience.

February 23, 2013 at 4:18 pm
(326) james cronin says:

he who is without sin caste the first stone…..i believe in the fact that one is innocent til proven guilty. may Our Lord grant all involved the grace to a blessed solution especially for Father John Corapi! An aside: pray for ALL the religious and non-religious fighting the good fight in the trenches and may God grant them the strength to carry their crosses and the grace to stay in their vocation. jim cronin, bronx, n.y.

February 28, 2013 at 8:21 pm
(327) Cherie Bray says:

I just happened to think of him today, knew nothing of this situation. He will never leave us. Guilty or not, he knows he can be absolved. Remember his story of entering the priesthood. He will overcome this. He is the best sort of man and priest. He will be in my prayers daily. Please keep him in yours.

March 4, 2013 at 1:21 am
(328) Glenda says:

All of Fr. Corapi’s messages were straight from the Bible and Catechism of the Catholic Church. He did not lead us astray in any of his religious series. Satan wants us to say things against Fr. Corapi which is a sin and could cause us to lose our faith. The person who spoke against him was doing what Satan wanted her to do. I pray for Fr. Corapi which God asks us to do. I will not speculate what he is doing in his life but pray he still believes in the Catholic church. I hope he remembers his words to us that he will not go to hell for any of us…..he believes. God bless you Fr. Corapi.

March 5, 2013 at 11:01 am
(329) Karon says:

Fr. Corapi- We love and miss you so much, hope and pray you will be back with us SOON! Prayers!!

March 7, 2013 at 8:24 am
(330) Dr. J. Fay says:

Dear John, the Cross is strong enough to bring you back home. We love you brother!

March 10, 2013 at 10:21 am
(331) Maria DiMascio says:

I hope John Corapi is doing well. As all people in life, we are not perfect. We all have dark sides. I don’t know for sure, but one of the actors in Kelly Clarkson’s “Dark Side” video resembles Fr. John Corapi. This is only my opinion, but I can’t find anywhere a list of the credits of the actors’ name that were in that video.

March 12, 2013 at 6:49 pm
(332) Kalannie says:

Father John, call your Mother… 1-800-rosary

March 18, 2013 at 11:05 am
(333) mary carter says:

Dear Fr. Corapi,

You said to “Fight the Good Fight,” I have been doing so because you brought me back to the faith, and when life gets so unkind, I have always remembered your father told to you,” Son, don’t give up the fight.”

God be with you always dear Fr. Corapi-you are always in my prayers-have a blessed Easter 2013-
Mary C.

March 18, 2013 at 9:58 pm
(334) jesusalex says:

I pray God hits father Corapi on his forehead with a 4X4, like he used to say… He help me and a lot more people to come back to the church, now is the time for us to pay back, lets pray for him that God don’t allow satan to take this soul…. Holy Mother pray for are priests.

March 19, 2013 at 5:17 pm
(335) Mae Heredia-Vanden Dungen says:

Dear Fr. Corapi,

We pray for you wherever you are.
We are confident that the truth will set you free….as Pope JP II always used to say…
We pray for you on this day of St. Joseph–for him to protect you always.
We pray for your intentions and for all that you ask for.
We pray for Pope Francis to do what has to be done… so the truth reign and you are set free…

March 24, 2013 at 10:40 am
(336) betty smith says:

He is innocent and he will be back.

March 26, 2013 at 12:10 am
(337) Jay says:

I have listened to Father John on and off for many years. I am an agnostic, and he is the only Priest who has ever moved me. I have never been a Catholic, but was raised a Methodist. I will continue to look for recordings of him, and hope for his return, and his success regardless.

March 27, 2013 at 10:26 pm
(338) Maryann says:

Dear Father,
Our dear Dad died March 4th, and since then I have been praying for both of you. I remember the times you shared about your Dad near death and how often he recovered after you anointed him.
It’s almost Holy Thursday. How many years have we watched you on EWTN speak on the Triduum? I miss your inspiring Holy Spirit homilies! We have wonderful priests but I miss you. I will miss your talks the next three days.
I pray our Momma Mary, in her combat boots, grabs you and hugs you so hard you can do no wrong! Bless you.

March 30, 2013 at 6:55 am
(339) useful content says:

It’s actually very complex in this full of activity life to listen news on TV, therefore I just use internet for that reason, and get the most recent information.

March 30, 2013 at 9:46 pm
(340) Anthony says:

No wonder why people don’t serve in the church. The church people are so “over the top” with their comments and far reaching with their statements. I don’t care how spiritual you are, people can destroy you. Especially, if your in the public eye it’s worse. I think in the Church their has to be more common sense.

Thank God, i don’t belong to any church. You people are vicious except a few comments that they are really praying for this man. As someone who is objective can’t you see this woman is a degenerate who because she does not get her way she cry’s foul. It happens all the time in the work place. People will use there gender, race, everything.

April 8, 2013 at 6:20 pm
(341) Don Oasheim says:

Father Corapi please come back.

April 11, 2013 at 9:59 pm
(342) Paddy says:

A section of this article was lifted verbatim from a blog post by Steve Ray. To the author: please edit in some attribution.

April 11, 2013 at 10:52 pm
(343) Scott P. Richert says:

Paddy, I don’t know what you’re talking about. I wrote every word of this post, and I have never read anything by Steve Ray (much less anything by Steve Ray on Father Corapi).

If Steve Ray has a blog post with material that overlaps this post verbatim, then I’m afraid that the lack of attribution is on his part, not mine.

April 11, 2013 at 10:59 pm
(344) Scott P. Richert says:

Paddy, I just found the post in question. Readers can see it here:


Please note the date on Mr. Ray’s “blog post”: January 31, 2012. Then note the date on my piece: January 26, 2012.

Then note the final line of Mr. Ray’s “blog post”: “Whole article here”—where “here” is a hyperlink to this piece.

I’m sure Mr. Ray did not intend to give the wrong impression, but I understand, Paddy, why you made the mistake that you did.

April 17, 2013 at 3:41 pm
(345) Peter says:

Any word from Fr. John Corapi? I was listening to a talk by Fr. Bill Casey this morning and he mentioned Fr. John Corapi in it – before all this happened (Good preaching is timeless). Anyway, I was at my desk working just now and the memory of Fr. John popped into my head. I went Goggling it and got to this point.

Again, any word on the where abouts of Fr. John and what he is doing?

April 17, 2013 at 3:57 pm
(346) Scott P. Richert says:

Peter, I have heard various things from second-hand sources, but nothing that I can confirm. Until I can, there’s nothing more that I can say.

April 21, 2013 at 1:56 am
(347) Theresa says:

Dear Father,
I can’t tell you how impressed I was with your preaching and understanding of humanity. It was evident that there was no pretense. You devotion to the Blessed Mother and the Rosary was impeccable. I am 60 years old and a cradle Catholic and I have never seen such a dynamic speaker that was entrenched in the doctrine of the Catholic Church. I am very grateful for all you have done for the Lord Jesus. Please know that you will always be in my prayers and that you are loved. You will always be loved by God. May the peace of the Lord remain with you always and in all ways.

April 24, 2013 at 10:04 am
(348) drwho13 says:


You’re 60 years old, and that’s too old to be a Groupie. Let the man go!

May 13, 2013 at 12:10 pm
(349) Private says:

Certain Catholics are always jumping on the bandwagn of “Catholic Superstars,” thinking “this ios the one who is going to finally bring the Chruch back to _______(fill in the blank).” Then, many habefeet of clay and, like Coropi, cause so many to lose faith. Quit spending time droolng of media superstars! Just keep the humble parish priest in high regard.

May 17, 2013 at 9:07 am
(350) Friar Pete says:

To (349) Private,
This is exactly what Fr. Corapi [the good Fr. Corapi] would have said. His “celebrity” status came along with captivating, yet humble, preaching. As a priest, I never caught anything objectionable in Fr. Corapi’s sermons. I am happy for him having financial independence at this difficult time, and I pray that he returns, one way or another, to the fold of the Redeemer.

Offering a Hail Mary right now.

May 17, 2013 at 7:26 pm
(351) mtletang says:

Headline: “Newark archbishop allows priest who admitted groping boy to continue working with children” [April 28, 2013 at 4:15 PM, updated April 29, 2013 at 6:32 AM]


May 17, 2013 at 7:29 pm
(352) Messer Schmidt says:

“In his post in the office of the papal nuncio to the United States, (Father) Doyle learned of a priest that had raped “at least 100, maybe 500″ children. He blew the whistle but believed in the end, the church leaders would do the right thing……Doyle describes himself as “terminally cynical” but insists he didn’t start out that way. When he was younger, he said he “acted like a humble servant of the church, but I was an ambitious cleric, loyal to the institution.Fr. Doyle describes himself as “terminally cynical” but insists he didn’t start out that way. When he was younger, he said he “acted like a humble servant of the church, but I was an ambitious cleric, loyal to the institution.


May 30, 2013 at 9:31 am
(353) Moggie riney says:

I just simply pray that he is safe and is healed in all things, may God be with him now and forever:)!

May 30, 2013 at 8:13 pm
(354) Lorra says:

“Peter, I have heard various things from second-hand sources, but nothing that I can confirm. Until I can, there’s nothing more that I can say.”

That answers the question I was going to ask. Surely someone must know something. I realize that Montana is not as bustling as bigger States, but there must be someone somewhere in Montana that knows how he is doing.

I still have many unanswered questions about him. I find it hard to believe that he would have purposely deceived so many Catholic men and women.

I still pray for him every day.

August 20, 2013 at 9:07 pm
(355) cindy says:

I’ve heard of ppl not getting whwt they want (the woman who turned him in!) And ruining someones’ reputation! We love you Fr John Carapi!!!!

August 26, 2013 at 7:08 pm
(356) sevoguy says:

dear Father Corapi.

Thank you for keeping me Catholic.

September 2, 2013 at 3:02 pm
(357) Kelly says:

We should all pray for Father Corapi…..”let he who is without sin cast the first stone”….

September 10, 2013 at 2:23 pm
(358) Jay says:

So far I have not seen any evidence of wrong doing. I will reserve my thoughts until I do. What we think is the best course of action at the time may unfold differently than we anticipate. There is no way to have a crystal ball. We are human and subject to human frailties. Decisions regarding the organization of his ministry may have been flawed. In hindsight he may have done things differently. He admired bold, Godly based leadership. We have timid Christian leadership and are in a spiritual war where we are giving up ground everyday, perhaps that is the reason that Fr John may have been more distanced from his order. I hope that he is innocent and that he is not fed up with humanity and just quit. There is a chapter in this book that needs to be finished. Fr John was a dynamic speaker and God’s soldier that seemed to have a handle on the truth. IF there is any way this gets to Fr John Corapi I have one thing to say “Now soldier, get yourself back here and finish this mission”. Peter flubbed it but finished strong……….

September 10, 2013 at 2:43 pm
(359) Lorra says:

Someone must know how he is doing.


September 23, 2013 at 3:13 pm
(360) Lorraine says:


September 29, 2013 at 8:48 pm
(361) Gina Gomez says:

Father Corapi opened my mind and soul to believe in the Holy Trinity, the Virgin Mary, and faith in the Catholic Church. No matter what was before, or what is after, Father John Corapi gave of himself to the Catholic Church and multitudes of faithful followers. For this, he is to be honored. He inspired and helped many, including myself. God has blessed you, Father Corapi. Your good works can not be taken away.
Peace be with you.

October 8, 2013 at 11:20 am
(362) D.Paige says:

Dear Father Corapi If you read these comments I hope you get too mine. I miss you giving me the food for my soul. You have been a great benefit to me in many ways. I know from listening to you how well you knew of how powerful the devil is in finding ways to end or destroy any and all who teach the goodness of God to us thru our good priest. So this indeed is no surprise. YOU are a great minister and I truly believe there is no truth in all what has been said. We as Catholics have many crosses to bear but those in the religious life have far more. I will pray and ask of those who are of the Catholic faith to really pray. We have Our Lady who is our mother and understands what our faithful our going thru. Nothing new just 2013 and will continue thruout ages. We have Archangel Michael who stands and waits for us to call on him for protection. We have St. Padre Pio who thru his love for Christ and bore His wounds helped bring many souls back to our true faith. So with this Father Corapi God bless and protect you.

“Remember oh Most gracious Virgin Mary that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help or sought thy intercession was left unaided. Inspired with this confidence I fly unto thee oh virgin oh virgin my mother. To thee I come before thee I stand sinful but sorrowful. Oh mother of the word incarnate dispise not my petition but in your mercy here and answer me Amen.

October 20, 2013 at 3:40 am
(363) AviewFromTheEther says:

My opinion, Father Corapi was too strong and straight to survive in a too gay hierarchy. He was a good teacher, but celibacy and poverty were too burdensome for him. We were lucky that he was able to make a good impression for as long as he was able to survive the hierarchy. His best bet now is to write books and teach as a former-priest lay person. He has the raw talent, but too much healthy masculine male sex drive. If priests were married, AS THEY ONCE WERE, he may have survived a little longer or more. He was probably was having his cake and eating it too, preach by day with some sex to keep sane until caught by superiors or betrayed. If he is not totally disillusioned, then he could be a speaker in a outsider married priest group. Important matter is not to shame him much, or he will go completely secular and never write books, and he could write an outstanding, but not perfect, book like “The Sinner’s Guide” from the Venerable Louis of Grenada. Even if he was a con man, he still taught well during the time he was a priest. Drawing good from evil, so to speak. He would have make a good bishop, as he was a LEADER not a follower, out-of-place as a low level priest. Maybe he got word he would never be rightfully promoted, so he built his golden parachute and retired when the sexual pressure was too great, the envious hierarchy got to close, and was betrayed by lovers and other envious priests. If he is not a con man, do not just pray, try to reach him. As a side note, the hierarchy – too much pagan rituals, statues, idolatry, and not enough fighting with sound doctrine. Read the “Sinner’s Guide”, it was the St. Paul lighting bolt from God for me as one born into this religion but not strong enough. Pray for me.

October 20, 2013 at 12:13 pm
(364) Eduardo Garza| says:

I was always touched by Father John’s preachings.I have a life comitment with a Catholic Comunity.In all his coments on Military strategy there’s one that was not mentioned and I believe that it is very important.I asked some of my friens, “¿how are you doing?.They would answer most of the time,”Here,in the battle.” There is a diference in being in the battle (watching) and actually battling.
While you’re just watching you are not harming the enemy in any way, but if you’re battling and harming him; he will respond fiercly.Father John was really doing a lot of harm to the enemy.
I pray for him every day so that he can come out of this problema with the Power of Jesu’s Blessed Blood shed on the Cross and Holy Spirit’s

October 27, 2013 at 1:23 pm
(365) Mel says:

I missed Fr. Corapi. I am now saddened to learn of these allegations. God knows what has really happened. Let’s leave the judging to Him. When I first heard Fr. Corapi, I had been casually surfing the TV channels and chanced upon him. I was shocked at his self admission of his life before priesthood. Yet the Hand of God picked him out and had him ordained as His minister. Fr. Corapi held a lot of hope for me. If he could be saved from that kind of life, surely there was hope for so many others of the same kind. Please God, be merciful. If he has done wrong forgive him. Remember, dear Lord, he has also done a lot of good.

October 29, 2013 at 2:41 pm
(366) Lorra says:

I’ve yet to be shown any hard evidence of the allegations, so I choose to believe he is innocent until it can be proven that he isn’t.

October 30, 2013 at 10:39 pm
(367) sandy halloran says:


November 25, 2013 at 8:48 am
(368) A Henneberry says:

Corapi ‏@SheepDogCorapi
24 May 12

Excited! Got a 2nd interview with Moviefone
tomorrow. That’s right. Very soon you may hear me saying, “To buy tickets-press
one.” #Catholic

Corapi ‏@SheepDogCorapi
29 Feb 12

Can you believe I’ve lost over 30 pounds?
It’s all because of one simple old rule…Just kidding. I hate that dumb ad. #Corapi

Corapi ‏@SheepDogCorapi
31 Jan 12

Sorry I’ve been away. Shut down the website
- long story. I’m selling one of my boats, anyone interested? Gonna buy me a

Corapi ‏@SheepDogCorapi
8 Aug 11

I’m back. Watering skiing was awesome. I’m
much better at it than you are. The water made the old beard-dye run a little
bit, but whatever.

Corapi ‏@SheepDogCorapi
16 Jul 11

I love lamb. Rare. #Corapi


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Corapi ‏@SheepDogCorapi
13 Jul 11

I’ve got the leather pants that go with it.
Maybe I’ll sport those next time. Chicks dig it. #Corapi

Corapi ‏@SheepDogCorapi
13 Jul 11

Did you like my leather jacket? I borrowed
it from Brett Favre. #Corapi

Corapi ‏@SheepDogCorapi
21 Jun 11

Just listed a bunch of clerical shirts and
priestly vestments on eBay. Super cheap. Check it out. #FrCorapi

Corapi ‏@SheepDogCorapi
21 Jun 11

Anthony Weiner just called. Seriously. WTF?
How did he get my number? #Corapi

Corapi ‏@SheepDogCorapi
21 Jun 11

All the pizza sucks in Montana.

Corapi ‏@SheepDogCorapi
21 Jun 11

Hey, I’m on Twitter! BlackSheepDog checking
in. And yes, I’ll be continuing to dye the goatee. I don’t want to be known as
the GraySheepDog.

@SheepDogCorapi hasn’t tweeted yet.

December 4, 2013 at 6:46 pm
(369) Lorra says:

If I were on a jury and that is the only evidence you introduced to convict him, I would have to render a “not guilty” verdict. Anyone could have written that. I could use a handle today calling myself some form of John Corapi and write trashy things too.
If he is so immoral these days, one would think he’d be getting arrested left and right. Montana police do not stand for much nonsense, and they’re not known for their love of Catholics.

December 18, 2013 at 3:17 pm
(370) Bobbie says:

I am not a Catholic but found Father Corapi very interesting and even inspiring. I adopted and continue to use a statement he often used – Surrender in not and Option. I hope that he will or has remembered these words and whether we ever hear of him or where he is that these words still have meaning to him. I believe one of the greatest mistakes most organizations of any kink makes is they always look for a super star to put them into the limelight. They fail, as I believe the Catholic church did, to monitor, guide or govern those people they are using for these. I have seen I happen in corporations and religious organizations. Someone is willing and able to step up and be the shield and when that happens they are also the one most vulnerable. My prayer is that Father Corapi for his sake not mine will if not already renew his walk with God and perhaps the Church. Talented people are the most criticized and vilified for their successes and failues.

December 31, 2013 at 2:39 pm
(371) juanita says:

Even though we are entering 2014, I hope that Fr. Corapi reads this comment and knows that people still think about and pray for him. We do not know what his problem(s) are, but there can be only one Catholic Church. I pray that he comes back to the church. as my mother always said: DIOS POR DELANTE(God go before us in all we do) Blessings in the new year, father. God’s great mercy on us all.

January 13, 2014 at 5:05 pm
(372) pauline says:

God works in mysterious ways, so, pray and make sacrifices for Fr. Corapi. God has a plan for him. This is the priest whose, “in youRr Face words gave us the hard-hitting, unadulterated truth!

January 14, 2014 at 6:34 am
(373) Steve Davis says:

Father Corapi is the reason that I returned to the church after 55 yrs of sinning and no sacraments to cleanse my soul.

He started his radio broadcast with this quote
“you can spend eternity in Heaven or Hell, PERIOD”

That moved me so deeply that I can still hear his voice in my head !!!

But it took me several yrs to total breakdown at Mass at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, IN (my wife was in the hospital for many illness etc).

I had to leave and we into the hallway and cried like a baby, all the weight of my sins where killing me and thank GOD that Father Emmanuel was there to hear my confession.

I never thought that GOD would forgive all my sins but he did !!!

All that hurt and guilt left me when I received confession and the received the Body and Blood of out Savior Jesus Christ

So no matter what people say etc. Father Corapi will be in Heaven one day because his preaching brought many people (souls) back to Jesus !!!

My prayers are with Father Corapi (a Priest Forever no matter what his superiors do to him) !!!

January 17, 2014 at 9:30 pm
(374) junior dos santos says:

I just searched 2013 public records using Flathead County Interactive Mapping System and confirmed John A. Corapi owns home/land with market value of $540,500, vacant parcel valued at $66,750, another home/land valued at $298,300, and three (3) adjoining units of commercial establishments valued at $145,776 each. This is in this county alone. The Press Release from the Society of Our Lady of The Most Holy Trinity is indeed FACT with respect to Corapi’s ownership of real estate in excess of $1 million.

January 30, 2014 at 2:21 am
(375) DJONES says:

Fr. Corapi,
I have always admired your work and I am not a summer soldier or a fair-weather friend. It is not my place, nor anyone elses, to judge you. If it be His will, Our Lord will lead you back to righthousness, if not, then may he protect you always and lead you to final reconciliation with Him.

February 14, 2014 at 12:01 pm
(376) Kathie @ Chicago says:

Some people in life are unforgettable, and Father John Corapi is one of them. God used him to reach and help many of us, now its our turn to pray for Father John Corapi. We can’t forget our own, after all who among us hasn’t hurt GOD is some way. We will not forget you Father John, prayer works, and we are with THE WINNER………

February 18, 2014 at 4:35 pm


February 20, 2014 at 3:03 pm
(378) Lorra says:

George and Mary Lambert, you are not alone. Thank you for taking the time to post your beautiful testimony about Fr. Corapi. Countless souls he touched in diverse ways.
You are fortunate to have his DVDs. I do not have any, even though I have tried to get some. But those that are available are way too expensive for a senior citizen’s budge. I only have a few of his talks about Our Lady on a CD that someone gave me.
We must continue to pray for Father.

February 28, 2014 at 2:17 am
(379) Bren dickinson says:

Dear farther you you the reason I’m a catholic , I have a son who is a recovering horion user and you can not let me down, if he can overcome so can you ! Please let me know you are ok . You have a gift to reach hurting people do not let it go . God loves you just the way you are “! So do I .dont brake my heart ! Do your job save people by leading them to God . You do have this power! Peace be on you ! My father

April 12, 2014 at 3:55 am
(380) Gerard Onochie says:

Fr. John Corapi will return let us pray for him and remember his positive preaching. Those condemning him my advice to you when I find myself quick to turn up my nose at others or having fits of delusional righteousness is LOVE THE SINNER HATE THE SIN.

I only heard about Fr. John Corapi a few days ago when I saw a youtube video clip. We have ALL fallen short of God’s will let us find a way back and keep the Catholic church alive and kicking. The Lord’s house CANNOT AND WILL NOT FALL, but the clergy although entrusted with so much as Christ’s ministers cannot do it alone. God bless you all.

April 16, 2014 at 12:30 pm
(381) kathy says:

Dear Father Corapi,
I pray for you daily, I miss you so very much. Your words gave me
great strength to do right in my life for my Lord. God Bless You, where-
ever you are. Peace be with you. ”

April 19, 2014 at 3:47 am
(382) Lisa says:

Father Corapi, we are with you in prayers as you go through the dark night of the soul, be absorbed in love, peace and quiet for now. We truly miss you, but we trust in God’s mercy and we will see you once again…

May 12, 2014 at 1:28 pm
(383) Sr. Marita Schweiger says:

Father Corapi,
what can I add? My main concern is, that you find your way – forever!

May 19, 2014 at 4:30 am
(384) margaret mcgarry says:

I feel that Fr Corapi had a way of getting in touch with our souls. I truly loved his preaching and his testimony. I am going to pray for him every day

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