Father John Corapi responds to allegations of wrong doing: “All of the allegations in the complaint are false.”

From the home page of Father Corapi’s website:

A Call for Prayer

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.

31 Comments

  1. Father Corapi is a dedicated priest & though have only listened to him via EWTN,know he iis innocent.I will pray for this man of God as well as his accuser(s). Father Corapi,know you have more than my prayers as you go through this trial.Seems the “evil one” is trying to cause you to cease from spreading the TRUTH that our Lord would have you speak! Keep remembering “No CROSS,NO CROWN!”

    • i will also pray for Fr. Corapi , i can;t believe some of the things people dare to do. The devil is working overtime in a big way. We have to pray for all priests, but especially for the ones who are accused of things that have not been proven and are not true. But our Lord knows, what has happened and eventually it will be sorted out. It is part of the strategy to get rid of the Catholic Church altogether and we have to fight all the harder not to make this happen. God Bless Fr .Corapi and may his Mission start up again soon.

  2. Despite his suffering he asks that we “pray for all concerned.” That means for the accuser, too. He has said in the past “No-one is beyond God’s help! No-one!”
    I believe him.

    • He is obviously being attacked by the other side….he needs our prayers …They do not like the fact that he is so apostle like…almost a saint on earth….Pray Hard …Good Guys Win..I know so many people that Love him….stop thinking …just PRAY..Not our will …But…GODS WILL BE DONE…

  3. Praying for you, Fr. Corapi. May our Lord give you strength and may St. Michael the Archangel fortify your Masses said for us. Please God, we can make small sacrifices and offer up our loss in reparation for the false accusations against you.
    Thank you for including your accuser in your prayer intentions. You and Archbishop Dolan came out with some inspiring words for us lay Catholics.
    Looking at the world as the world truly is, these days, can be an exercise on humiliyt for gift of our faith, but, in thanksgiving, you priestly ministry is characterized by the insightful direction you provide.
    God is good, we pray for the grace of God to redeem you and for your accuser to come to her senses

  4. Dear Fr Corapi

    Our hearts go out to you. You are being crucified by the devil to break down the Catholic Church. You are much loved and supported by Catholics in the UK and will pray for you.

    I ask every God fearing person to support this priest. He has touched the hearts of thousand through EWTN and he is a threat to the sects and the devil, so this evil follows.

    I am emailing everyone to support you .

    It is truly Lent for you dear Father. But God will send His Angels to support you.

    We in the UK will watch and pray with yoiu.

    Maria

  5. Fr Corapi, I have noticed the attack on Priests as guilty, whether they are guilty or not. It is a terrible “cross” that has been put upon so many good Priests. You are in my prayers. Cardinal Bernadine was put through this some ordeal and was proven innocent. I pray that the same will be proven with you soon. You are known and loved by so many that I’m am sure that the heavens will be flooded.

    Love and in my Ginnie Meyer

  6. Fr. Corapi, about a month ago I started to include you in my prayers. When I saw the strong leaders in the Catholic Church being attacked and silenced, I knew your day was coming. I have to be honest, though, I didn’t think it would be this soon. I know a very Holy Priest who has gone through a similar situation and he has been vindicated. Although you are carrying your cross, just like Jesus, the Resurrection is coming. St. Michael, the Archangel, defend us in battle…………..

  7. Father you are everything a priest should be. Loyal to the Church, full of love for Our Lord and His Mother, a beacon of light in this dark world.

    I know you are innocent and I pray that you’ll soon be vindicated.

  8. Every one of our beloved Priests is on the Via Dolorosa and upon arrival on cavalry, his crucifixion will be complete. I, personally, have not, will not bite the poisoned bait of any accuser of the fine, ordained men who serve the Lord. Father Corapi is loved by God and by us; he knows, as we do, everyone born of a woman is capable of great sin and guilt is for God to forgive and not for me to conjecture about. Mine it is to pray for our repentence, to plead for mercy for all souls, including mine.

  9. Fr. Corapi, I’m so sorry this is another cross to bear. You have my support. I will pray for you. God will give you the strength to get through this and you will. You are strong and your faith will see you through. God Bless You.

  10. Father, I pray for you and stand behind you 100%. You’ve always been open and hid nothing of your past from anyone and I know you have nothing to hide now. I pray to Our Lady to stop these evil ones trying to silence your teaching. Remember, “Our Mama wears combat boots!”…..

  11. Dear Father John,
    You are being crucified as they crucified Our Lord. You will come through this cross
    filled with the Glory of God to Speak and Declare the Truth of our Redemption with more dynamo and clarity than ever before. To be a true disiple of Our Lord Jesus
    Christ we must be willing to be crucified. You will not hang on this cross long.
    Your voice is needed in this time and hour to prepare the way of Our Lord.
    Our prayer group will be praying for your quick vindiction.

    God Bless you

    Andrea Macintyre
    Halifax
    Nov Scotia

  12. Fr.Corapi
    Today as I heard the news driving into work, my heart dropped but not my faith in you and our beautiful faith that will come through on this diabolical action from the evil one! I’ve heard and seen you in person over the years and know that this attack on you is false. You have always been open and honest and live your example of a truly holy priest. As the comment earlier stated, the mere fact you ask for prayers for all those involved speaks volumes of your integrity. In this trial how fitting is it that it occurs during Lent? Jesus and you Father, sharing the cross. I know you can carry it well. I will continue to pray for you everyday and for a change of heart to those who have attacked you. May God be with you and our sweet Blessed Mother cover you in her mantle. Blessings to you , Robin Vieira Round Rock,Texas

    • We will also pray for you. I lost two children, the pain was indescribable. This news is as painful. We all need you. Without you, my husband and I would never have come back to the Catholic Church. You won us back

  13. I had my tickets to go see FATHER CORAPI since the first weeks they were out for sale!
    This is not a human-driven sin on the accuser, it’s more than that, but he is not alone.
    Let’s all pray for Father Corapi, and our own society!

  14. Dear Father John Corapi:
    My heart is broken. My prayers for everyone. May God help us all.
    with love and prayers from
    Anne Flynn

  15. Dear Fr. John Corapi—-We love your teachings so much because you know what you’re talking about, and you aren’t afraid to speak TRUTH. satan is smiling now over this latest caper of his, but our Rosaries are well on the way to suppressing this latest deed of his. Because we love you so much, we’ll not leave you in your time of trial. Remember all the Rosaries your mother prayed for you in the past, well, we’re going to break that record, because satan WILL NOT win this one. You have saved so many souls, and satan is seething over this and is trying so hard to put a stop to you. Fear not, Fr. John, you can be thrilled that you have soooo many people praying for you! We respect and love you! Bonita Njaa and family

  16. Father Corapi our Lord Jesus Christ will give the strength to go through this very difficult moment. I started watching EWTN because of you and your beautiful and powerful way of preaching about Our God and about the injustices of this world. I believe you are innocent of anything you have been accused of. God is with you and you are in our prayers. We love Father Corapi. God bless you.

  17. Dear Father Corapi,
    You are one of the preachers that I admire most because of your direct tirades on sin and wrongdoing. I cannot believe the accusations against you. But take courage! Many holy people were accused of all sorts of things to thwart their fight against the evil one and they came out Saints in the end. I will pray for you and “all concerned” as you requested. God bless you as you suffer for Christ!

  18. Dear Father,
    As so many have said before me I too enjoin in prayer for your vindication.
    Since the very start of your ministery , radio local Catholic station, EWTN and buying tons of DVDS and videos………………KNOWING this day would come. THE PERSECUTION~ May GOD have mercy on the soul of that woman, I do believe she is working in conjunction w/your professed enemys……………….maybe she could NOT pass up the cash“`SO PATHETIC and DEMONIC.’
    AS you have said so often ‘put on the full armor of Christ’ on, and ALL OF US must do this always. Times are at an epoch w/Satan and his minions. BUT as you also have said ‘in the end we know who wins’.
    May Jesus BE your shield and Mary hold you.

  19. You are in my prayers each day that you are soon vindicated of those accusations.
    You have been in our lives since you began your ministry in Pensacola, FL. You have brought us back to he true treasures of our faith when we were on a dangerous path.The cross of Lent is yours to carry now. We pray thar the joy of Easter will soon be yours. Your words are SO necessary for our troubled world. Barney is in our Nursing Home and recuperating from pneumonia–can you add a prayer for him?We love you. Kay Furey

  20. We love you and pray for you!!! Your years of ministry have touched and changed so many lives. You first reached us in a new direction at Pensicola many years ago and we thank you for your mission. God be with you during this holy lenten season. May Easter bring you joy. Peace, Barney and Kay Furey

  21. Fr. Corapi,

    All of your faithful followers are standing and suffering with you. We also pray for this women to do the right thing, only God knows what her motives are. My family and I will be eternally grateful for all you have done for us. You have saved many souls and God will not let the gates of hell prevail against His Church or his Holy priests. So hang in there Father, your intentions are flooding Heaven as I type.

    God be with You,

    The Mark and Jeannie Grote Family

  22. My dearest Father Corapi, look like the devel is alive and well because all you brought to us was ways to get closer to Our Lord. God be with Father Corapi, you are a good man.

  23. Beloved Father, obviously you don’t need reminder that you are a Priest forever in the order of Melchisedec. Please go the distance for and with Jesus, Mary, and Joseph. Accept our daily rosary for your intentions. I don’t know if it’s true; but, it sounds good: ‘He also serves who stands and waits’. . .

  24. DEAR FR. CORAPI, WE COULD’NT BELIEVE OUR EYES WHEN WE READ THE ARTICLE IN THE SUNDAY VISITOR TODAY, APRIL 3!
    SO MANY OF THE COMMENTS WRITTEN TO YOU ON THIS PAGE ARE WHAT WE WOULD’VE WRITTEN. WE’VE COPIED EVERY TALK OF Y0URS ON OUR TEBOE AND WATCH THEM PERIODICALLY. YOU ARE AN INSPIRATION. IT MAY SEEM THAT YOUR REPUTATION IS HARMED BY THIS ACCUSATION BUT THE END RESULT WILL BE A GREAT BLESSING….WITH YOUR VINDICATION, A NEW PROCEDURE WILL RESULT IN THESE CASES. THE CRUCIFIXION SEEMED A FOLLY TOO BUT THE RESURRECTION FOLLOWED!!!!!!!!!!!!ALLULIAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  25. Dear Fr Corapi, thank you for all your words. You have been used by God to guide many back to His path. This seems to be a difficult test for you, just as those experienced by other illumined spiritual figures, now saints. Please be assured that there are many of us who appreciate all your work and are thankful for what you have done in our lives. May God have mercy on you and let you know that he is at your side, at all times, during this critical moment in your life.

  26. I pray for you at this trying time

  27. Father Corapi, your ministry is missed from and ewtn viewers my husband David and Myself. We had showed your dvd on confession during lent and was so surprised. It was never mentioned of your ordeal during the listening sessions. This is definitely the work of the devil trying to stop you from teaching the faith to many catholic who do not know their faith very well. My husband and I will be praying for you. Do not give up. God bless you.

  28. Good guys win Father…remember to read St. Faustina’s Diary…We both know what is going on…and we will WIN…we got your back. My son’s new college friend has a bracelet of yours …Father Corapi..pictures. His mother made it….that is how much people LOVE YOU..


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