Well, this was bound to happen. Over at Elizabeth Scalia’s blog, The Anchoress, a commenter by the name “JKM” is asserting that Father Corapi may never have been ordained at all.
This fellow claims to have been investigating for months and stonewalled by many, and that there seems to be no bishop under whom Father Corapi is incardinated. Further, it seems nobody has ever seen him say mass. Read the thread on Scalia’s blog for all of the details.
Why do I bring this up? First, it’s what is being seriously entertained by one of the most prominent Catholic bloggers out there, so it’s just a matter of time before the rumors begin.
Secondly, I bring this up because I find it an outrage that the SOLT’s have allowed this sort of speculation to brew for months in the blogosphere. If there is a member of the SOLT’s reading this, then I offer my blog for them to post a full airing of Father Corapi’s status. They have his complete canonical record, including ordinations to both deaconate and priesthood. They know under which bishop Father is incardinated. I urge the order to put an end to this sort of destructive detraction at once!
Post it here, and I’ll send it all over the Catholic blogosphere.
In the interim, I ask for any priest or deacon who would care to do so to please lead us all in a Divine Mercy Novena for Father Corapi. I’d like to get one started here, at Coming Home, by this Wednesday.
Please pray for Father, for his accuser, for his superiors, for the bishops, and for the faithful whose faith may be shaken by all of this. The long knives are out tonight for Father Corapi. Tonight, more than ever, he needs our prayers.
Update 2: Many have written to tell that Father Z speaks of having been ordained with Father Corapi. I’ve never doubted that, but wanted Father C’s Superiors to speak out about his canonical status. They have begun to do so in the first update above this one.