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From a reader: “That Corapi account is fake”

Neither John Corapi nor the people at his religious order, Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity (S.O.L.T) have made any public statements about the curious LinkedIn account bearing his name that appeared earlier this month. It caught the attention of a few internet scribes, including Matt Abbott—which led me to put up a post on it a few days back.

A few people at the time, as I noted, found the LinkedIn CV a little odd, and one priest wrote to tell me he didn’t think the dates and degrees added up.

Late Wednesday, a reader sent me a copy of Corapi’s official bio, which was routinely used a few years ago in promoting his personal appearances. The reader’s point: “That LinkedIn account is fake.”

Compare the two and you’ll see some notable differences in both substance and style.

Fr. John Corapi’s CV

Dr. John Corapi’s LinkedIn CV

The conclusion is unmistakable: these can’t be the work of the same person.

So what has happened to Fr. Corapi? The people who know the answer to that question aren’t talking.

But if you can, spare a prayer for him—and on Thanksgiving, let’s remember when we are counting our blessings to count, as well, our priests.

Prayer for Priests

O Jesus, I pray for your faithful and fervent priests;
for your unfaithful and tepid priests;
for your priests laboring at home or abroad in distant mission fields.
for your tempted priests;
for your lonely and desolate priest
for your young priests;
for your dying priests;
for the souls of your priests in Purgatory.

But above all, I recommend to you the priests dearest to me:
the priest who baptized me;
the priests who absolved me from my sins;
the priests at whose Masses I assisted and who gave me Your Body and Blood in Holy Communion;
the priests who taught and instructed me;
all the priests to whom I am indebted in any other way (especially …).

O Jesus, keep them all close to your heart,
and bless them abundantly in time and in eternity. Amen

St. Therese of Lisieux

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