From: Sue of Half the Kingdom Apparently, there was an email going around (it is at the end of Sue's email) with a rumor of Fr. Corapi's illness.
Dear one in Christ,
Greetings in the matchless name of Jesus Christ!
I am writing as the message concerning Fr. Corapi's health is actually a false rumor. After learning of it, I phoned Santa Cruz Media and they informed me that he has had the flu, but that is all. His decision to not travel for 2008 was one made outside of any health issues, which, at this point, by the grace of God, are not as represented in the email excerpt being forwarded and, for your reference, contained below.
Having said that, it is always a good and important thing to pray for our beloved priests. As Fr. Corapi has such a cherished charism, we must pray for him specifically, daily, that God's grace may continue to enable him to so effectively transform lives for the better.
I do encourage you to phone Santa Cruz Media ( www.fathercorapi.com) yourself on Monday and confirm this information for yourself. The lady I spoke with there said they were already aware something was afoot as they have been getting many calls of inquiry in recent days concerning Fr. Corapi.
In the united hearts of Jesus and Mary,
At 07:50 AM 3.16.2008, you wrote:
From: MT Melvin
Date: Sat, Mar 15, 2008 at 12:23 PM
Subject: PRAYERS NEEDED FOR FR CORAPI
VERY PRESSING PRAYERS NEEDED FOR FR CORAPI
Please pass this message on to all prayer warriors that you know. At one of
the talks that Father Corapi gave that I attended, I spoke with him after
the talk and he asked that the Memorare be said for him.
From: John Corapi
Subject: Invitation Fr. Corapi Date: Mon, 10 Mar 2008 19:19:10 +0000
Dear Stephanie, Thank you most sincerely for your very kind invitation regarding your May 30, 2008 Celebration of Priesthood. Normally I would be very happy to be there if it were possible.
I am at this moment waiting for a private jet to take me to the Mayo Clinic. I have been quite ill for over six months and the local physicians can't solve the riddle. In addition, for the first time in
20 years I am not traveling at all in 2008.
Please pray that God's will be done in my current situation.
We shall pray for your parish and diocese, your Bishop and all of your seminarians.
God bless you, Fr. John Corapi