Staying in the news cycle has to be good for profits. I hate to sound so jaded but this statement that Deacon Greg posted today from Santa Cruz Media sounds awfully self-serving.
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.
There’s more at Deacon Greg’s link. For a so-called “secular company” they sound awfully religious in tone. It seems awfully strange for a secular company to go so far in denigrating the reputation of another employee in order to serve another client. Any lawyer I know would probably advise against that.
Sounds like there’s a lot more here than meets the eye. This former employee either has enough dirt to bring the entire company down along with Fr. Corapi or has done enough damage to the company already that the President of the corporation feels like there’s nothing to lose here.
Either way, I don’t think that Fr. Corapi needs the money that’s being provided. I would think that his religious superiors would still be on the hook for his legal expenses even while under suspension. It also seems weird to promote a priest under suspension, no matter how popular he is.
But it sure is good for business.