Sunday, December 5, 2010

I Disagree With Fr. Corapi! Or A Cry For Help?

Posted: 04 Dec 2010 09:26 PM PST

Sometimes the comments in Courageous Priest gets are gut wrenching. When someone honestly shares their heart breaking story, it can be very emotional and yet a grace filled moment. Let me introduce you to Bobby.  After you read this, can you please do me a little favor by helping out Bobby with my request at the end of the post?
Bobby left them a comment. One full of sorrow. He questions the comments in Father Corapi’s Christmas message to us. To refresh you here is the post.    Bobby’s comment centered around this Fr. Corapi message:
This year approach Christmas as you would approach the Christ Child himself � with reverence and with thanksggiving. Allow nothing to rob your joy at this precious time. Sadness has no place in reality, true reality, for the Word has become flesh and dwelt among us. Humanity and divinity have been joined in Jesus, now come to us as an infant. In the cold winter of human hearts there is often no room at the Inn for the Holy Family. Make room in the warmth of your heart for the infant King  the Lord of Lords and King of Kings.
Bobby’s comment:
In most cases, I will agree with Father Corapi. But I keep going back to “Reality demands that at Christmas we will to be happy, after all “A Child has been born to us!”” Christ was born, and a Child has been born to us. Over two months ago my wife and I’s firstborn died during childbirth very suddenly and unexpectantly. In our case, a child was born to us, but it was not to last.
We are joyful for Christ and His gift of salvation, but heartbreak and sadness is still prevalent. I don’t think my wife chooses to be sad, and despite her best efforts and staying close to the sacraments, she doesn’t cry at night because she is happy, but rather it’s because she is sad, and completely heartbroken. I am doing a little better than her, but I am not exactly happy either, and there isn’t a day or moment that goes by that I don’t think about how Mary Catherine will not be with us this Christmas.
Some people should be happier during this time, but in reality, suffering still occurs, and happiness sometimes is not possible. To say that sadness has no place in Christmas or any other time is taking a wide brush to paint something that isn’t reality.
Here is my simple request:
  • Maybe the voice of hope?
  • How about a comment of something related that has happened to you and the results God has given you?
  • Can you share in more detail what Fr. Corapi is teaching us?
But most of all . . .

Can you share what prayers and sacrifices you are willing to make for Bobby and his family? Could you?  Even if you don’t normally leave comments, can this be the exception?  Courageous Priest is asking for well over 50 comments.  
Will you do your part?  
Can you post this on Facebook or your website?
Thank you ... and may our most loving Father bless you abundantly for your kind charity to this couple!


  1. Bobby, I had a child die about thirty years ago. The pain was horrendous---and I still hurt. But Mother Angelica has said that we have "guardian Angels" in the children that pass away from infant diseases and complications...and so I have always thougth to myself how lucky I am to have my child already in heaven watching over me! God Bless You.

  2. Thank you for posting a comment and visiting Battlebeads :) I have transferred your kind comment over to Courageous Priest website so Bobby can see it :) God bless!