Matt C. Abbott
John Corapi has 'resurfaced' -- but not in a Roman collar
FacebookTwitterGoogle+
By Matt C. Abbott
November 22, 2015

On August 31, I wrote a brief update on the status of Father John Corapi. Since then, I've learned of an interesting development.

The other day, I received an email with a link to a public LinkedIn business profile that, by all appearances, has been created by either Father Corapi himself or someone who knows him personally.

Click here to view it.

I'm not able to ascertain when the profile was actually created; it could have been done sometime in the last several weeks. It does look authentic, though, and includes two apparently recent photos (only one of which is visible in the profile's public version) of Father Corapi in street clothes.

His profile does not assert that he's per se left the priesthood or the Church; however, he writes that he's "not any longer engaged in public ministry in the Catholic Church." This makes sense, as there was no indication he was going to return to active ministry since he dropped out of sight a few years ago.

Still, it now appears Father Corapi is indeed returning to public life, albeit in a different, and more limited, capacity. His résumé states: "Working as a writer of both fiction and non-fiction articles, poems, and books. Also accepting limited speaking engagements to secular non-religious oriented audiences on topics of social, political, and philosophical interest."

Non-religious audiences. Hmm.

So is Father Corapi still practicing the Catholic faith? In all honesty – as of this writing – I'm not sure. I don't know him personally, and I've never had any communication with him. Judging from his LinkedIn profile, he's not presenting himself publicly as a priest (i.e., wearing his Roman collar), but he hasn't indicated that he's been laicized, either.

I've written this "second update" in part due to the emails I've received asking about Father Corapi and expressing a desire to contact him. Those interested can try contacting him through LinkedIn. In order to do so, however, you'll need to create your own business profile. Even then, it's obviously up to his discretion as to whether he responds to the person(s) contacting him.

Of course, for those who couldn't care less about this matter, carry on. Pray for the Church, the world, and me.

© Matt C. Abbott

 

The views expressed by RenewAmerica columnists are their own and do not necessarily reflect the position of RenewAmerica or its affiliates.
(See RenewAmerica's publishing standards.)

Click to enlarge

Matt C. Abbott

Matt C. Abbott is a Catholic commentator with a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication, media and theatre from Northeastern Illinois University. He's been interviewed on MSNBC, WOSU Radio in Ohio, WLS-TV (ABC) in Chicago, WMTV (NBC) in Madison, Wis., and has been quoted in The New York Times and the Chicago Tribune. He can be reached at mattcabbott@gmail.com.

(Note: I welcome thoughtful feedback and story ideas. If you want our correspondence to remain confidential, please specify as such in your initial email to me. However, I reserve the right to forward and/or publish emails that are accusatory, insulting or threatening in nature, even if those emails are marked confidential. Also, if you give me permission to publish a quote of yours in my column, please do not contact me at a later time to request that I delete your name. Only in very rare circumstances will I quote anonymous sources. Thank you and God bless!)

Subscribe

Receive future articles by Matt C. Abbott: Click here

More by this author

 

Stephen Stone
'The fervent prayer of the righteous'

Siena Hoefling
Protect the Children: Update with VIDEO

Laurie Roth
Video response by Rothster to New York Times survey against Trump

Alan Keyes
Why Christ followers should spurn 'identity politics'

Wes Vernon
The (not so) soft coup: Overthrow of America (and the media war within that battle)

Linda Goudsmit
The humanitarian hoax of "for your own good": Killing America with kindness - hoax 22

Matt C. Abbott
Reflections, prayers for Catholic military wives

Larry Klayman
Hack leftist judges on the attack

Cliff Kincaid
Conservative group banned (VIDEO)

Rev. Mark H. Creech
Seventeen teens dead: 'There ain't nothing fastened down anymore'

Peter Lemiska
Divisive Democrats, united by hate

Michael Bresciani
Next discussion on "The View" -- will Joy Behar hear the voice of God?

Michael Oberndorf
The 51st state: denial

Kevin Fobbs
Learn what America means to young Ohio patriot Cannon Wagner
  More columns

Cartoons


Click for full cartoon
More cartoons

RSS feeds

News:
Columns:

Columnists

Matt C. Abbott
Chris Adamo
Russ J. Alan
Bonnie Alba
Jamie Freeze Baird
Chuck Baldwin
Kevin J. Banet
J. Matt Barber
. . .
[See more]

Sister sites