Father John Corapi reported to be re-establishing his spiritual life as a Catholic priest

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Latest gossip on the Father Corapi affair

A  blog for Dallas Area Catholics reports: I got the following update last night from a Montana resident who claims to be in the know.  They say Fr. Corapi lives in a gated community in Whitefish, Montana, on Whitefish Lake.  He is seen about riding his Harley.  He never wears clerics or any religious garb.  He is not known to be active in any parish.

Editor’s note: The balance of the post, as well as the various reader responses, shed little or no more light on the subject, which is still an emotional one for many, almost two years after the original incidents.

Summary of all Fr. Corapi articles posted here, to date

The Black Sheep Dog (a.k.a. Father John Corapi) website is now empty and dormant.

Today, traveling around the Catholic blogosphere and on Facebook and Twitter is a link to the now defunct website http://www.theblacksheepdog.us/.  All of the posts, all of the audios and videos are gone as are the items that were for sale.   The “nuking” of the site also eliminated literally thousands of comments.  It is all replaced with this:

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Seen on the web: The latest info on the status of Father Corapi

According to his most recent office manager, Justin Meccia, John Corapi returned from a hunting trip in September and gave notice to Justin and other Santa Cruz Media staff that he was closing his business.

His website has not been updated significantly since then (with the exception of posts made in his name to promote his post-July products, the series on abortion and Part 1 of the DVD version of his promised biography), phone calls are not answered, and mail is returned. There have been some unauthorized attempts to sell his old inventory on a couple of pop-up websites, but these disappear quickly. There have been no official updates from the SOLT or any other Church authority in this case since July.

Apparently he continues to reside in Montana, keeping a low profile and complying with the requirements that he not represent himself as a priest in public. The lawsuit has not been withdrawn, though no action has been publicly announced. The various Facebook pages that rose up to support or criticize him have dwindled to a few members each, issuing regular shots at one another but providing no light.

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Bickering about Father Corapi affair still going on in cyberspace

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John Corapi (a.k.a. The Black SheepDog) launches new website

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Christopher Ferrara: EWTN knew all along that Father Corapi was “damaged goods”.

I feel nothing but contempt, however, for EWTN’s calculated decision to make Corapi a star knowing full well that he was damaged goods. Worse, having created this fallen celebrity, EWTN then proceeded to cover his fall as a news item on its pretend network news show, The World Over, on which Arroyo plays the role of anchorman. Sitting in EWTN’s cheesy imitation of a network news set, Arroyo interviewed a reporter from National Catholic Register about the Corapi affair as if he were covering breaking news of the day like any secular newsman, instead of a massive scandal for which EWTN itself is directly responsible. The people who run EWTN are so wrapped up in playing the game of “We’re a TV network just like the real ones!” that they have lost sight of their own complicity in making this troubled priest an integral part of the spiritual lives of millions of trusting Catholics.

But Corapi is only the latest in a long line of priests EWTN has turned into celebrities only to watch them crash and burn to the disillusionment of the faithful.

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