My MIL was watching an old episode of Mother Angelica's show on EWTN today. Lo and behold, who do you think her guest was? Yup. Father Corapi!
I have never understood how, on EWTN, people get erased as though they never lived, once there was trouble. It is as if their sins tainted all their past good works. Personally, I think having reruns of them when they were still faithful would be a good reminder. To us, that anyone can fall, and to them, if they ever saw it, that there is grace for those who repent.
Recently, I got a comment on an old post about Fr. Corapi. People are still curious as to his whereabouts, (gated community in Montana is all I have heard), and that post gets a lot of hits, still.
Here is the comment. By my old friend, Unknown:
It seems the millions he got for the coronary law suit turned him back to the dark side, silly man.
While that may contain truth, I didn't like the tone, so I replied, :
I would not normally post comments from people calling themselves "Unknown" -- but I did this time and so will respond.
I posted this very soon after Father Corapi's Ash Wednesday announcement. Since then most information has indeed pointed to his guilt.
One thing I still afford him is my gratitude and my prayers. He was a good teacher and preacher, and taught me well. Whatever his story, he was a good priest, and also a human being. One does not have to be a "silly man" to fall into sin, it could happen to you or to me at any time. But for the grace of God.
I frequently pray for him, as much as I remember all the good teaching I received, which is all the time.
God Bless you.
Oh, and let's not forget, even if you have given your whole life to God and done loads of good for Him and for EWTN, if you get old and express yourself inartfully, you will also cease to exist.
Here is a good article about Fr. Groeschel.
I really do like EWTN. But this I don't understand or agree with.
All of these men are in my prayers, always.
But by God's grace I am what I am; and his grace, which was towards me, has not been vain; but I have laboured more abundantly than they all, but not I, but the grace of God which was with me.
1 Corinthians 15:10