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Santa Cruz Media, Inc. makes a statement on behalf of Fr. John Corapi during his suspension

March 25, 2011

12/4/2011 UPDATE: It appears Corapi has gone underground. Most of the links here are dead. His new website has not been updated since September 2011. All that is available to us now is prayer. Lord have mercy.

This was received today in Fr. John Corapi’s Newsletter:

Statement of Santa Cruz Media, Inc. Relative to Fr. Corapi’s Suspension

Santa Cruz Media, Inc. is the owner of all of Fr. John Corapi’s intellectual property and the DVDs, CDs, and books that flow from it. We are a secular corporation and not affiliated with the Catholic Church in any way. As such, we are not under the jurisdiction of any bishop or other official in the Catholic Church, although we have the utmost respect for Church authority.

We fully support Rev. John Corapi in this terrible trial, not surprisingly having begun on Ash Wednesday. Through the sacrifice and struggle of the desert and all of the dark moments that this entails, we are confident that the glory of the risen Lord will shine forth from the power of the Resurrection and Easter.

We have consulted with a number of canon lawyers. They have assured us that the actions of the Bishop of Corpus Christi, Texas are, on several points of canon law, illicit. It is our fervent hope that The Dallas Charter will be changed because of false accusations like this. There is no evidence at this time that Fr. Corapi did anything wrong, only the unsubstantiated rant of a former employee, who, after losing her job with this office, physically assaulted me and another employee and promised to “destroy” Father Corapi. We all continue to pray for this person, and we ask you to do the same.

We sincerely believe that the work Fr. Corapi has done is of greatest value to the Church, hence hated by the devil. We fully intend to make Fr. Corapi’s material available as a service to the Church and the world for as long as we possibly can.

The Church provides no financial support to Fr. Corapi. He has to pay for his own legal representation, medical costs, food, housing, etc. We have never accepted donations or charitable contributions of any kind. We are supporting Father’s efforts to defend himself. Your purchase of products from Santa Cruz Media helps provide the funding for Father’s continued work as well as the legal expenses he continues to incur as a result of these malicious allegations.

Father Corapi and all of us here at Santa Cruz Media, Inc. greatly appreciate your kindness, support, and prayers. Please continue to pray for Father Corapi and his accuser, as well as all priests who find themselves in this unfortunate situation.

Sincerely yours in Christ,

Bobbi Ruffatto
Vice President of Operations
Santa Cruz Media, Inc.

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7 Comments leave one →
  1. Judy G permalink
    March 28, 2011 6:42 pm

    Can you please provide an update on the circumstances surrounding Father Corapi? He is in our prayers as well as his accuser. God Bless.

    • catholicwideweb permalink*
      March 28, 2011 8:55 pm

      I just found a couple new pieces of information and I will create a new post for them. But the investigation into these claims against Fr. Corapi has not started so most information these days will just be speculation. Continue to pray for Fr. Corapi and all involved.

  2. michael collins permalink
    September 21, 2011 2:31 pm

    one of my great regrets was that i didn’t order something i wanted a few years ago. Fr. Corapi was on EWTN i know it was during Holy Week, probably Wed or Thur, maybe even Fri. he gave a talk about the Catholic Faith about the need for grace, and several other topics. 2 me, 2 this day, it was one of the best summations of what our faith is all about! i checked it out on your website at the time, and if i recall correctly, it was a part of a series calledthe Easter Triduum, or something like that. i never ordered it at that time, due to a lack of funds. i have always regretted that. of course, my question is: is it something that is still available? Can i still order it? maybe you still have a copy of it somewhere in some dark corner of your storeroom? i just left a message on a phone number that i found on that guy’s website. if there is ANY possibility this is doable, you don’t know how much i would appreciate it. i understand the ban on his public ministry, his leaving any ministry within the church, etc. i would be using this CD for myself, personally! Please! ps: my e-mail: my name is mike. please let me know – one way or the other!

    • catholicwideweb permalink*
      September 22, 2011 10:32 am

      Michael,
      This is a blog. It is not affiliated with Santa Cruz Media. I think Corapi’s new website is blacksheepdog.us. Check there for products.

  3. Sarah Brannon permalink
    April 3, 2012 9:48 am

    Dear Santa Cruz Media are you still selling John Corapi’s cd’s? If so would you email me and I can email you my mailing address so you can send me a mail order catalogue.

    • catholicwideweb permalink*
      April 3, 2012 10:02 am

      dear sarah, sorry, but this is a blog. santa cruz media, if it is still operating, will not see your message here.

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