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Wednesday 22 June 2011

Father Corapi, Right or Wrong.

I don't believe in disobedience to Church authorities and superiors. It's also true that I don't always believe in the way the local Church authorites handle alleged cases of sexual impropriety - it is against all justice and wounds many innocent people. But learn more about that here. Sadly that isn't the root of the problem in this case.

I do believe Fr Corapi is in great need of prayer. Let us bear in mind the truths he preached fearlessly and pray for him. If we cannot be bothered to pray for him, let us blame ourselves for the state of the Church. Here's a sample of the heart and mind of the man himself, as a seminarian:
With all due tippings of the hat to The Eponymous Flower.
"I received a link via e-mail to a site that contains a letter sent by then seminarian John Corapi to a correspondent who had sent him a religious medal. The letter is really very frank and very telling, much more than a mere thank you note, it goes into the reasons for Corapi's vocation and his divinely inspired mission in the Church. Itis something that should be read in light of recent events. An excerpt below:
Before I ever heard of The Message of Garabandal The Mother of God, in a very personal way, made it known to me. She made me acutely aware of certain things concerning the Eucharist. These abuses I became aware of cause me much suffering. I often cry at the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and I very often cry at night, not sleeping at all.
Whenever I would doubt this insight, almost immediately I would be given a sign to confirm that what I was feeling was correct. Some examples: (1) Seeing the priest at a church daily fail to Purify the Paten & Chalice and profanely disgarding the consecrated Host and Precious Blood down a drain! (2) Hearing homilies that state that no longer do we owe primary allegiance to the Pope, but rather to local Bishops who are more aware of our needs! (3) Listening to a Diocesan Vocation Director tell me that his Diocese would not be interested in Ordaining any man who was not open to Priests being able to marry and to serve a limited term as a Priest (Like an Army enlistment)! To say that I suffer to hear these things would be to say the least. However, there is a purpose to it all. My dear friend, the Mother of God, wants me to be aware of these dangers so that I can help her to wage war against the enemy. She has given me a vocation to the Priesthood so that I might help her to bring back holiness to her Son's Church and end these horrible abuses of the Eucharist.
There are many who do not wish to see me become a Priest because of my fierce loyalty to the Vicar of Christ and my outspoken defense of him and my condemnation of certain irreverent and even profane practices I see today. I have enemies because of this. So too did Our Beloved Saviour have enemies.
I have had to endure abuse and suffering because my views are now not popular with the local clergy. They call me a fanatic and say my views are outdated. Luckily, there are 3 archbishops (retired) who agree with me and protect me, gaining admittance for me to a good Orthodox Seminary where my views are generally shared.
I know very well that my vocation will be that of a soldier engaged in a mortal combat. There will be more and worse suffering for all of us to endure. That is fine, for, as we know, Our Blessed Lord did not tell us to take up a bed of Roses and follow him. He said to take up a CROSS and follow Him! By the Grace of Almighty God and the Holy assistance and intercession of Our Good Friend, The Mother of God, I shall do so!
Being a weak and miserable creature that I am, I am much in need of Prayer. Please pray for me that I might be all that Our Blessed Mother wishes me to be.

from SANCTE PATER by Vincenzo
by tantamergo

1 comment:

  1. Sometimes you have to act like a sheep and other times a sheep dog.

    In attempting to attack Father Corapi without all of their ducks in order, they're hoping that vague and slanderous insinuations will be enough to carry the day. I have no respect for those who have piled on Father Corapi as if some invisible trigger some place had set this thing in motion, but I also have too much confidence in the human understanding for this to go on indefinitely. I believe it's going to harm those who've engineered it far more than Father Corapi or the Church. The truth wants to be known.


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