I am not sure how many of you have been following the Father Corapi scandal, but I really haven't. I mean, I know enough about it to carry on a discussion if someone asks me about it, but I really don't know all the sordid details and such. I also know that it saddens me to see this type of scandal, yet again, smear the beauty of our Catholic Faith. However, what saddens me more is some people's response to the situation. A friend of mine posted an article on Facebook about the latest news concerning Father Corapi's situation, and, of course, it generated all kinds of different comments and opinions on her Facebook page. Most of them were from Catholics, saying we should pray for him and the Church, which, in my opinion, is a good response. There was one woman, however, who said, "Another reason that I am no longer Catholic." Now, most of the time, I don't get into debates and such on facebook, because I do not think it is the right platform for that. It's just too easy for your words to be misconstrued and misinterpreted. But, there are a few instances, like the time I got into a debate with a woman about allowing her little girls to wear bikinis, that I feel like something really does need to be said or defended...don't worry, I was not on the pro-bikini side...pro-life, yes; pro-bikini, no. Good, glad we got that out of the way. Moving right along. I felt like this was one of those instances that I needed to say something, because where is the logic in her statement?!? Here was my response to her comment:
"...what some Catholics/priests/religiou
s do to violate the Truths of the Catholic Faith should have nothing to do with who you are as a Catholic. The Church was still founded by Christ, irregardless of how poorly we live it out. I mean, using that logic, I should quit being wife and mother because of all the other women out there who abuse their children and cheat on their husbands. Besides, the cases of good, solid Catholics and priests are probably much higher than the negative ones...the media just ops out of showing those cases all the time, because, unfortunately, scandal sells...whether in secular or religious news"
Please excuse my horrific grammar...when I get passionate about something, I don't proofread very well. I also followed with a comment saying that I was not, in anyway, trying to be condescending or anything like that, and that it was just some points to ponder. She never responded back, but I hope that she saw my point. If anything, maybe a seed was planted. So, in the meantime, let us pray for our priests, that they may be good shepherds to the flock. And, also, for the conversion of souls.