Monday, March 21, 2011

The Devil Strikes: My Thoughts on the Accusations Against Fr. Corapi


Satan is using his wicked ways to attack the Church.  There are a number of priests who have been falsely accused of sexual abuse and other improprieties all due to the vindictiveness of people who have a grudge against the Church for some reason or another, in the name of evil.   While there has been legitimacy with some priestly abuse accusations with others Satan has used persons to attack Christ's Church because She represents Truth, Christ, and stands against the moral relativism of today.

Fr. Corapi has been battling against Satan and his evil ways for a long time now.  He has long been a target of Satan.  I haven't bought into these allegations for even one second.  Fr. Corapi has been a stalwart in speaking out against sin, immorality in our secular society, and in fighting against unbelievers' attacks on the Church.  This man is so, so popular for his charismatic speeches which don't pull punches. He says it like it is and doesn't sugarcoat reality and the threat that sin and Satan poses to the world.   Again, I will say that Fr. Corapi has long been a target of Satan.  And, yes, Satan used relatively small number of priests, the majority of which were homosexual and liberal, to work to obfuscate the Church's mission and Tradition to subvert that mission and to harm souls.  The Church's mission is to save souls, and to bring people to Christ.   These priests violated the precepts of the Magisterium.  Satan now uses people to attack the Church with malice in their hearts out of revenge in wanting to destroy the Church that stands for Truth and Christ.

I have firsthand knowledge of being falsely accused (not for any sort of abuse) and greatly empathize with what Fr. Corapi is experiencing at this time.  The experience of being falsely accused causes great anguish.   After dealing with much pain, having hate for those who accused me, who declared me to be guilty before I had a chance to defend myself,  and then going through a stage of purgatory in my life I have come to the realization that God has us experience suffering for a reason.  We as Christians are called to be like Jesus.  Would Jesus ever have his followers experience a bit of what he went through?  I believe that those who experinece suffering do not experience more than they can handle.  I also believe that my harrowing experience has made me come out all the stronger.  I believe that those who suffer persecution for their beliefs or simply standing for Truth or what is right will ultimately come out stronger for having to bear what they dealt with.

This zero tolerance policy is an unjust system in which good priests have become targets by those who hate religion and show bigotry against the Catholic Church, and their end goal is to destroy the Catholic Church.  Faithful priests like Fr. Corapi are presumed to be guilty without there necessarily being credible evidence to support the allegations while in the judicial system in the United States accused criminals are given the benefit of the doubt, being given the presumption of innocence before being found either guilty or not guilty by a judge or a jury.  This accusation is not about priest pedophilia, it is not about protecting kids, for it does not even involve kids.  This involves a former coworker whom I suspect  was used by those who would do anything to attack the Church.  Fr. Corapi was speaking truth and spreading God's Word by leaps and bounds and the enemy of Christ's Church had to make sure to stop Christ's message from being spread far and wide.

My thoughts and prayers are with Fr. Corapi.  I am planning on posting at least one speech/homily of his per week to fight against this evil attack and help spread Fr. Corapi's message, which is the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Here is Fr. Corapi's response

On Ash Wednesday I learned that a former employee sent a three-page letter to several bishops accusing me of everything from drug addiction to multiple sexual exploits with her and several other adult women. There seems to no longer be the need for a complaint to be deemed “credible” in order for Church authorities to pull the trigger on the Church’s procedure, which was in recent years crafted to respond to cases of the sexual abuse of minors. I am not accused of that, but it seems, once again, that they now don’t have to deem the complaint to be credible or not, and it is being applied broadly to respond to all complaints. I have been placed on "administrative leave" as the result of this.


I’ll certainly cooperate with the process, but personally believe that it is seriously flawed, and is tantamount to treating the priest as guilty “just in case”, then through the process determining if he is innocent. The resultant damage to the accused is immediate, irreparable, and serious, especially for someone like myself, since I am so well known. I am not alone in this assessment, as multiple canon lawyers and civil and criminal attorneys have stated publicly that the procedure does grave damage to the accused from the outset, regardless of rhetoric denying this, and has little regard for any form of meaningful due process.


All of the allegations in the complaint are false, and I ask you to pray for all concerned.


Here is a prayer for those who are falsely accused which I found on the blog, A Catholic Mom in Hawaii



They cried out, "Crucify him! Crucify him!"
Pilate said to them, "I find no guilt in him.
Take him yourselves and crucify him." (John 19)


Jesus Christ, Lamb of God,
falsely and maliciously accused by the mob,
have mercy on us.


Jesus Christ, Lamb of God,
handed over to death by cowardly authority,
have mercy on us.


Jesus Christ, Sun of Justice,
vindicated by your Resurrection,
grant us justice.


Father of Truth,
send the light of your Holy Spirit into the darkness
of every false accusation and unjust condemnation.


Give strength to the innocent to stand firmly in truth,
as you gave to Jesus, in the face of torture and death.


Give courage to church and civil authorities
to grant justice and due process to the innocent,
in the face of the mob.


Father of Mercy,
deliver your innocent ones from evil;
grant them speedy justice and vindication,
in the name of Jesus Christ, our Victim and Savior.


Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on all
innocent victims: the abused and the falsely accused.


(Follow with Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be)

3 comments:

Patrick Button said...

May the truth be revealed and the innocent vindicated.

Teresa said...

@Patrick

Amen!

Marco said...

Fr Corapi has battled before! No doubt he'll conquer this 'accusation.' (Probably an inside job,..sadly..)