Monday, June 20, 2011

An update from Fr. Corapi & Official SOLT Statement

Please click the link below to hear Fr. Corapi explain things in a little more detail:

Or, if you prefer the video version:

(I must say I'm perplexed as to why the mystery with just his voice and not a regular video.)

UPDATES: I'm not going to make new posts for this unless warranted ... but this is just getting odder and odder :-( Now, selling his rosary on EBAY :-( goodness gracious!!!!!!!!
the "Ministry", Online Catholic Network,  in question is listed as the seller on EBAY and has a domain name that was obtained last fall, September, if I remember correctly. Yes, I looked it up! The "flatmat" character who made the offering on ebay for this Ministry has domains as well; most of which have been online for several years and one of which is a media company called Flathead or something similar .... this is just getting weirder and weirder .. much prayer required folks ... please. :-(
However, glad to report that there was not one bid on the rosary.

Apparently not the first time this person has sold one of Fr.'s items:
Jul-23-10 13:17Feedback conversation
 Father John Corapi's Sweet 16 Volume One (#160453968616)US $38.00 


Official SOLT Statement Regarding Fr John Corapi

As the Regional Priest Servant of the Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity (SOLT), I issue the following statement on behalf of the Society.

On 16 March 2011, the Bishop of Corpus Christi, Texas, and the SOLT received a complaint against Fr. John Corapi, SOLT. As is normal procedure and due to the gravity of the accusation alleging conduct not in concert with the priestly state or his promises as a member of a society of apostolic life of diocesan right, Fr. Corapi was suspended from active ministry (put on administrative leave) until such a time that the complaint could be fully investigated and due process given to Fr. Corapi. In the midst of the investigation, the SOLT received a letter from Fr. Corapi, dated June 3, 2011, indicating that, because of the physical, emotional and spiritual distress he has endured over the past few years, he could no longer continue to function as a priest or a member of the SOLT. Although the investigation was in progress, the SOLT had not arrived at any conclusion as to the credibility of the allegations under investigation.

At the onset, the Bishop of Corpus Christi advised the SOLT to not only proceed with the policies outlined in their own constitutions, but also with the proper canonical procedures to determine the credibility of the allegations against Fr. Corapi. We reiterate that Fr. Corapi had not been determined guilty of any canonical or civil crimes. If the allegations had been found to be credible, the proper canonical due process would have been offered to Fr. Corapi, including his right to defense, to know his accuser and the complaint lodged, and a fair canonical trial with the right of recourse to the Holy See. On June 17, 2011, Fr. John Corapi issued a public statement indicating that he has chosen to cease functioning as a priest and a member of the SOLT.

The SOLT is deeply saddened that Fr. Corapi is suffering distress. The SOLT is further saddened by Fr. Corapi’s response to these allegations. The SOLT will do all within its power to assist Fr. Corapi if he desires to seek a dispensation from his rights and obligations as a priest and as a professed member of the SOLT. We request your prayers and the intercession of the Blessed Mother for the healing of Fr. Corapi and for any who have been negatively affected by Fr. Corapi’s decision to end his ministry as a priest and a member of the SOLT.

Fr Gerrard Sheehan, SOLT
Regional Priest Servant

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