Clohessy disturbed by Corapi lawsuit

The Rev. John Corapi, who served as the director of Catholic Faith Formation in Sacramento in the 1990s, filed a lawsuit in the 11th Judicial District Court of Montana, where he now lives. He alleges that his accuser committed libel and that a letter she wrote to his religious superiors contained “numerous false, malicious and unprivileged statements” about the priest. He is suing for punitive and unspecified compensatory damages.

Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests on Wednesday publicized Corapi’s lawsuit, which was filed in April.

“I think it is reprehensible that he would sue her,” said David Clohessy, national director of the victims rights group. “Clearly, he is trying to intimidate her.” He said a priest suing his accuser is unusual.

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Clohessy still painting Father Corapi and all priests with the same, dirty brush.

David Clohessy, director of Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, said in a press release that “We’ve long been skeptical of these sort of ‘freelance’ traveling priests who seem to foster a cult of personality.”

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Editor’s note: Please Mr. Cohessy … tell us exactly who “we” is!

Clohessy of SNAP wants to dish more “dirt” on Father Corapi

David Clohessy, who directs the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, known as SNAP, called on Bishop Howard Hubbard to “seek out anyone who may have suspicions or knowledge of misdeeds by Corapi in the New York area.”

“We don’t know the age or gender of Corapi’s accuser, nor do we know anything about the allegations against him,” Clohessy said. “But we do know that America’s Catholic hierarchy has repeatedly pledged to be ‘open and transparent’ in clergy sexual abuse cases. That’s not really happening here.”

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Editor’s note: Clohessy knows better than that. There have been no allegations relating to children, and no proof offered, of any wrong doing, whatsoever.