Fr. Corapi makes a video statement. It is unclear what has been going on. All the free advice from all the folks who are clueless about what is going on and are making gratuitous guesses are not helping the situation.
What it comes down to is charges by an unnamed person or persons against Corapi. The charges themselves are unclear and mostly seem rather doubtful. Corapi has denied any impropriety but he's not been too clear about what he is denying. So there is a huge amount of uncertainty and vagueness. Unless you know more not only about the charges but about the relative integrity of the players, it just isn't clear who's at fault and why. I'm decidedly on the fence but I think people who are giving Corapi the benefit of their free advice are mostly not helpful. The analogies they are making are suspect and the judgments they are making are uninformed. Under those circumstances they are more part of the problem than part of the solution.
Saturday, July 2, 2011
The failure of the church to teach clearly and unambiguously is not only a tragedy, it is a sin which the bishops and priests will have to answer for. Looking around the wreckage that is the Catholic Church compared to what it was when I was a boy is enough to make me cry. I like Fr. Corapi's dichotomy of all the people into Sheep, Sheepdogs, and Wolves. The problem we have is that those who should be Sheepdogs are too often Wolves or Sheep. We could certainly use some Sheepdogs.