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Author Topic: Death Wish: The Impending Suicide of a Once Great Nation By Rev. John A. Corapi  (Read 6352 times)

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I am personally tired of the relentlessly bleak death to America, America's going down rhetoric.

But I take Fr. Corapi's point (all the overheated language makes it difficult).  Time hasn't run out, there is time to act.

I guess that means I have to dig the paper out of the recycler and respond to the idiotic editorial about Pres. Bush trying to water down a woman's right to 'reproductive health care'.  Imagine someone not wanting to participate actively in providing abortions. How evil, intolerant, anti-woman...

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That's interesting, because I recently listened to his conversion story where he stated that he tried to do those things, but for various reasons couldn't and had to find some other way to make do in life.



He changed his story about being a green beret after he got called out on it.  He was a typist, nothing more.  I don't think he even saw combat.

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  He did serious drugs and was in the hospital for a year from what he says before he returned to the Church and became a priest.


The drug addict thing is one of the few things I'll take at face value.  I'm sorry, but when someone lies about how they served their country when others died doing it, my trust in them and respect for them goes back to zero.
I don't ever remember hearing Fr mention anything about being in combat in Vietnam or that he definitely was a Green Beret,if you have proof that he changed his story,let me know,maybe I missed something in this guy's rants against him.I would like tho viable proof that he pointedly stated that he had completed training for the GB's or SF's.I don't see this guy as a deceiver,he seems to speak plainly and blunt about his past,he's puts it all out there from what I can see.

He also has many enemies within NO for speaking candidly the way he does and has been under constant attack from the libs in the Church,now he's got some bible-thumper calling him up on a bunch of senseless crap,this guy seems to be angry with an agenda.If this was such a big deal and Fr was outright lying about his service in the military,I'm sure there would be plenty of Catholic SF guys calling him up on it.

If anything,he fully supports our guys in combat and the military and tries to use the rules and strict discipline format of the SF when he applies it in his teachings.At least that's the way I see.
To defend oneself, one must also be ready to die. There is little such readiness in a society raised in the cult of material well-being. Nothing is left, then, but concessions, attempts to gain time, and betrayal.
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Somehow, I feel like one of my heroes has lost a bit of his luster.



The only hero I've ever really had on EWTN was Mother Angelica.  Most of the rest of them I have no real use for.  I have to say, though, I've never really listened to Fr. Corapi, so I can't comment on that.  But if he did lie about his service record, that's pretty crappy.

I've seen two of his sermons, which is a small sample, but I really liked them. 


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Whatever your opinion of Fr. Corapi, the man orchestrating this defamation against him is an ignorant, anti-Catholic hate monger.

Many protties hate Catholics and they aren't smart enough to make distinctions between Traditionalists and Neos.  Something to keep in mind.

Maybe beyond the nonsense he's right and the Corapites are blindly following him.

There is a law against Stolen Valor, so at least there is an objective forum where it can be figured out.

If Corapi has been lying, he needs to be prosecuted under the Stolen Valor law.  I haven't heard of  an investigation being conducted by any credible authorities.  I only know of sketchy accusations being thrown about by an anti-Catholic fanatic. People have been known to lie about Catholic priests.

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See this link: http://www.pownetwork.org/phonies/phonies344.htm

The tape I had of Fr. Corapi telling his story was recorded over 10 years ago, but I clearly remember him claiming to have been in Special Forces, along with a number of other prestigious achievements. He was attempting to make the point that gratifying the ego cannot satisfy the soul, and it was a compelling talk, but evidently embellished with a falsehood or two.
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See this link: http://www.pownetwork.org/phonies/phonies344.htm

The tape I had of Fr. Corapi telling his story was recorded over 10 years ago, but I clearly remember him claiming to have been in Special Forces, along with a number of other prestigious achievements. He was attempting to make the point that gratifying the ego cannot satisfy the soul, and it was a compelling talk, but evidently embellished with a falsehood or two.

I have a recording of his from about the same time period, and he speaks of wishing to be in the special forces, and that he was going through training to be a green beret, but because of an injury he sat behind a desk instead.  Seems pretty honest to me.

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The beginning is bad and so will its end be.
With that thinking then so shall the Roman Empire end as a Pagan Empire which is what it began as. Nations are people and people can change hence so can nations also change. This country was founded as secularist rationalist Modernist non-Christian nation, in a few words it was the first liberalist nation. But even liberalists can convert to the Catholic Faith. Just wait, all the countries of North America and even the world will convert to the Catholic Faith.


ahhh.. caught you!   The Roman Empire is a Divinely Ordained Authority.
All legitimate authority is divine ordained. So what? I just have to know if the men who have been invested with the authority abuse it or not.

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In its Pagan form: The unjust steward. In its Roman Catholic form: A Just Steward. All other forms of government are merely permitted and tolerated by the Blessed Trinity, this includes the USA and the French Monarchy etc..
All legitimate governments have their authority from God. Our Lord Jesus Christ said such to Pilate. There is plenty of proof that any government which is Catholic is pleasing to and actually willed by God and those which are not are only tolerated. Look at the Catholic Polish monarchy for one which God willed, and look at Greek Bzyantine Empire for one which God tolerated even after it reject Him and His Catholic Church and look at that it was still Roman!

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Any conversion of the World to the One True Faith will only come about by the instrumentality of The Holy Roman Emperor.  This is the very reason for the annihilation of this Sacred office by modern men.
I don't doubt that. St. Ambrose and many Catholic mystics say the said. But even before this the Sacred and Immaculate Hearts of Jesus & Mary will be that which gives the grace of the conversion. Consecration of Russia, anyone? Why because will be where the Holy Roman Emperor will be rules from, I think though I could be wrong.

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So in order for modern man to serve mammon, modern men had to cut off the Holy Right Arm of the Church.
Holy Right Arm? The State is BODY of the Church and the Church is the Soul of the mystical Christ. The modern world has murdered the mystical Christ by separating the Body from the Soul, the State from the Church.

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See this link: http://www.pownetwork.org/phonies/phonies344.htm

The tape I had of Fr. Corapi telling his story was recorded over 10 years ago, but I clearly remember him claiming to have been in Special Forces, along with a number of other prestigious achievements. He was attempting to make the point that gratifying the ego cannot satisfy the soul, and it was a compelling talk, but evidently embellished with a falsehood or two.

I have a recording of his from about the same time period, and he speaks of wishing to be in the special forces, and that he was going through training to be a green beret, but because of an injury he sat behind a desk instead.  Seems pretty honest to me.

N/T,I have heard this same recording as well in his testimony about his journey from a young child to his return to the Church as a down&out homeless, drug addicted,ex-millionaire.He explains about always wanting and searching to be somebody,kind of a chasing after the wind explained by Solomon in Ecclesiastes.He goes on about his big disappointment in his attempt at becoming a Green Beret at Special Forces training,this I believe affected him deeply and kind of perpetuated his downward spiral afterward morally and eventually emotionally and financially.This was obviously a big let down to  a man who took pride in his family's military background and physical prowess.I don't understand why Catholic's would want to join a Protestant heretic taking cheap shots at a Catholic Priest who was at least trying to do the right and patriotic thing at a time of a very unpopular war.This guy who's railing against Fr Corapi seems to be some kind of self-righteous jerk who's really a closet Catholic-hater with his little biblical quotes to justify his little attempt to slander a good man.I also didn't see(hear) anything being dis ingenious or attempts at embellishing his story.
To defend oneself, one must also be ready to die. There is little such readiness in a society raised in the cult of material well-being. Nothing is left, then, but concessions, attempts to gain time, and betrayal.
--- Alexander Solzhenitsyn


"Wrong is wrong even if everybody is doing it, and right is right even if nobody is doing it."
-St. Augustine Doctor of the Church

In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act.
George Orwell

There is no limit to investigating the truth; until you discover it.
- Cicero

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My comment is only that Fr Corapi is not a sodomite..and gives the collar a manly cut. Yes hes NO, But his sermons are very compelling and sincere. And at least he harkens back to the day of Strong MALE priesthood...not the effeminate lisping, wilting, sweaty handwringing type that seem to populate a large portion of the Priesthood.
I get the impression he would have no problem cold-cocking some belligerant pro abort at an abortionclinic.
Of course all of these are only shallow surface type issues.
Would that the Trads be able to get a Priest like Corapi as much "play" in the media. I know there are manly Trad Priests but they wont kiss the NO idols so we wont see them on EWTN.

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After just 232 years a system of governance set up by masons based upon the rights of man now has unrestricted divorce, contraception, state sanctioned pornography, unrestricted abortion, homosexual rights, and soon to be homosexual marriage via Obama. This country is an abomination.

Where does this 50 million babies figure come from? Rough estimates from known statistics, the number is probably higher.

And what is the "state sanctioned pornography" you refer to?

Public school sex ed and Sodomitic "marriages" and adoptions.

Our country has problems aplenty, but it's been a pretty healthy climate for the Catholic Church to grow in.
you have GOT to be kidding! I have 5 Children and I have to tell you I have seriously contemplated leaving this cesspool many a time for some quiet little Eastern European village or even New Zealand (I know New Zealand is very pagan but it respects privacy better than the USA, and I could Live an excellent right wing Catholic lifestyle without being molested by the NWO apparatchiks of the good ol usa)
THE climate in the USA is only amenable to the growth of HELL at this point. You must be sipping the NO koolaid!