Monday, March 21, 2011

Fr. John Corapi Placed on Administrative Leave; Accused of Sexual Misdoing by Female Employee

Father John Corapi -- the popular author, television lecturer, and preacher who has speaking engagements all over the world -- has been placed on administrative leave from priestly ministry over an accusation of misconduct, the National Catholic Reporter website reports today (March 21, 2011).

Father Gerard Sheehan -- a spokesman for Father Corapi's community -- said, "We have received an allegation that Father Corapi has behaved in a manner unbecoming of a priest and we are duty-bound to conduct an investigation into this accusation."

On his own website -- -- Father Corapi said that he learned that a former employee sent a three-page letter to several bishops, accusing him of sexual misconduct with her and several other adult women.

Father Corapi,63, said, "All of the allegations in the complaint are false."

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