[Full Text] Fr. John Corapi placed on administrative leave following accusations by former employee

“The resultant damage to the accused is immediate, irreparable, and serious, especially for someone like myself, since I am so well known.”

Below is the full text of  ‘A Call For Prayer‘, Fr. John Corapi’s statement regarding both Church procedure for handling accusations against priests and recent charges directed at himself by a former employee…

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.



41 thoughts on “[Full Text] Fr. John Corapi placed on administrative leave following accusations by former employee”

  1. Dear Father John;

    Thank you for all you have done in your ministry. As you say “the war is won already”. I am confident that your call for prayer will be heard around the world and take comfort knowing that the good angels and Blessed Mother will protect you. “Nothing to fear because We trust in Jesus”. Fight the fight knowing your not alone. God Bless you!

  2. We have come to this point where the seriousness of the charge is enough to proclaim guilt.

    Remember Father that Joan the Maid suffered even to death on calumny and “evidence” which did not exist. Courage.

    My prayers are with you. I pray to Ste Jeanne that you are freed from this taint.


  3. Dear Fr. Corapi, The Blessed Mother has your back. Your constantly in my prayers and I place you in the garden of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. I thank you for all you have done for us, for your truth and for your priesthood. You are loved by millions, believe it. Remember your Mother wears combat boots. We know who is behind all of this!! The evil one will not win. Jesus and Mary love you and so do we.

  4. Father corapi you have helped me so much both as a convert from protestism and a recovering drug addict…4 years by the grace of God…i care not whether you are guilty or innocent but how much stronger you come out of this. God Bless

  5. Father John Corapi, my family and I are going to pray for you, most especially for your accuser and all those involved. This is definitely Satan’s work. But I believe that in the end good shall win. Jesus said that in this world there is trouble, but we only have to take courage because He has overcome the world! May the Precious Blood of Jesus Christ cover your entire being Father Corapi! May Mother Mary also keep you under the mantle of her maternal protection!

    “But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, my dear brothers, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.” ~ 1Corinthians 15:57-58

    God bless you Father John Corapi.I know all those faithful Catholic-Christians all over the world shall be praying for you.

  6. Dear Father Corapi, how sad to see what is becoming of our Catholic Church – so much injustice is appalling. You have done so much for me and my life as a christian that professes the Catholic faith – I could never thank you and our dear Lord enough. God bless you and be assured you will be in my prayers. Justice will prevail.

  7. Dear Fr. Corapi, how sad we are to learn of your current suffering. We know, from listening to your instructions that only good will come from your suffering and how privileged you will feel to do so very much for Our Lord and His Blessed Mother. You are, and will be constantly in our prayers and Masses and we wish you all the strength in the world to combat this evil. God bless you always. Bill & Mary

  8. Dearest Fr. Corapi,
    That enemy never sleeps, does he! This is a blatant attack on you straight from that wicked dude! Because you have come so far along in your spiritual journey, and you help so many see God & feel His presence, you must be on the top of his list. Prayers for you, Fr. Corapi, and for all involved.
    In Him,
    Lu Carrigan

  9. Dear father, you are not alone and you better than i know ,Christ went through it and so will his people.Our blessed mother will journey with you through this trying times just as she did with her son.Our prayers are with you in St.Lucia

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