Help!I don't get it!It's too deep.I feel like I always felt at school when everyone else was laughing their socks off and I was just smiling weakly. Saying after a bit "I don't get it".Please explain for those of us at the back of the class!
Tragic I know, but this has been bugging me. Occurs to me that you might be quoting an ad slogan or something.Anyways, I did a little sleuthing... found an American hair colour product called "just for men"... and then I saw it, the beard!After all these years, I'm still slow.But I got there in the end.
P.SIs it photoshopped?
He's gotta look nice for TV, ya know. Priests are people too! :-PGod bless him, he's a great teacher/preacher.
Clare - thank God for Google, huh? So that you could find Just For Men hair care products. I don't know - it could be photo shopped.Gette - I know. Mother Angelica wore make-up for the cameras.
I absolutely love my "white" hair and beard...iconographic tradition says it means "wisdom".Although I doubt that is the case for me, I am in the tradition of my mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother who has (had) pure white hair in the "later years"..."Just For Men"?Barf.That's all I have to say about that!
Are you sure that's not Fr Longenecker in the top picture?
Larry - I never considered that! What if...
Have they ever been seen together? British accents are pretty easy to fake, you know...
I'm asking the uncomfortable question, Terry
It's not photoshopped. That picture is from this past weekend in St. Louis, and I was there. It was pretty jarring and not at all flattering. It made his lips look huge and lavender (imagine that on multiple arena screens).
Toni - that's creepy. I'm scared.
Waaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhh!What the hell did he do that for?!Is he having a midlife crisis?!This is not right. What next, a toupee?(Toni, I'm curious, did he make any joky reference to his new look?)
Hmm...yes, well, I think I shall be a good girl and refrain from pointing this out to the old folks at my church, among whom he has quite a cult following.I myself find his increasing heavy-handedmess with the military metaphors more annoying than whatever he chooses to do with his beard.
Someone please forward Father C the thread, and tell him he looks absolutely ridiculous.I'd do it, but he might do to me what he did to that bear.http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_M5mQhY1RgcI/SdY7AuMgHSI/AAAAAAAADo8/UTnxCBKe-rc/s400/JohnCorapi_m.jpg
Shades of Father Cutie.His Bishop needs to send him to a Traditional monastery, maybe even one of the SSPX.Pray for our fallen Priests as well the ones that are in freefall.*
Oh, Pablo, I hope you are wrong...I really do.But Fr. C. is a "strange bird" in my estimation (please forgive me, folks, here).At a Holy Apostles Seminary graduation I had to listen to a rambling 45 minute talk by this priest which was only because he was a former student there...he couldn't make it because of health reasons, so we saw a digital talk with all of the "usual" things...I'm sorry, I really am.I don't mean to demean him or insinuate anything.His "status" is a question in my mind...his congregation, community, or association (Our Lady of the Holy Trinity) does not seem to have much control over him.I don't mean to pass off gossip here...I went to seminary with men from this community...many of them very stalwart and good...but WTH is this bloke about?
I don't want to judge but I can't help but get that ominous feeling whenever a priest achieves some sort of celebrity status within a community - it just seems like whenever that happens a great trail seems to be underway for that priest, or, a tragic fall. Prayers for him and for all priests! DC
DC - I think that way too - so I'm praying.
I haven't seen much of Fr Corapi for a couple of years since I pulled the plug on my satellite...but when I was going through RCIA his series on the Cathecism of the Catholic Church was excellent--should be required viewing for anyone going through RCIA..he also made an excellent tape on the priesthood for seminarians.His preaching style is very in-your-face..must have had a few lunchyes with some good Baptist preachers..and definitely not afraid about talking about Hell...On his side--I too am battling the grey with both barrels.. however I opted to go blonde..much more flattering.. :)Sara
I too noticed the disparity in the color of his beard in a segment he was in w/ Fr. Pacwa SJ recently on EWTN... this just can't be good... I have always sensed that there was something wrong w/ the larger Fr. Corapi picture but have never been able to put my finger on it...The lyrics are right; however, the music is off key...God bless him anyway...
Maria - very well stated.
Yes, priests who achieve notoriety are big targets for the Evil One.I just want to hide and be forgotten.I don't say that with any kind of humility...I just know what kind of monster I could be if I was considered to be "special"...that's why I have all kinds of crap I have to deal with. It's a grace:<)~
Thanks Terry...The Enemy is always looking to seduce priests, right? Re the monsster business I am LOL Padre... me too...
I've never been on board the Corapi train. He makes all kinds of claims about his past and present life that to my knowledge no one has ever checked out. He lives, in the country, away from ecclesiastical authority, doesn't offer anything on his website without charging for it, and gives off a sense of being very pleased with himself.I know this kind of negativity doesn't fit the spirit of your site, Terry, and I'm sorry, but this fellow has never sat right with me.
Anonymous - thanks - your comment is most welcome. I have appreciated a lot of what he preaches but have not been a 'follower' myself. The commercial/exclusive rights thing has always bothered me. I also get suspicious when people talk too much about demonic attacks and say "someone is out to kill me." That is bizarre - and now the vanity beard?
Terry: I'm being bold here, and forgive me, all of you,...but I cannot STAND to watch Fr. C (neither can anyone here, for that matter), although listening to him via the radio is much better.As a priest and religious, I find him to be very haughty, self-aggrandizing, and self-righteous (I know many laity who just LOVE him, and that's okay)...but he does NOT speak to my heart...I don't know why (maybe because I'M proud and haughty?...don't know for sure)...Anyway, any priest who is a "media phenomenon", other than Archbishop Sheen, who is dead, gives me the "shivers"...don't know why, but that's my side of the story!
Father - you can say anything you want here. You are also not alone in your thinking - believe me. I tried really hard - but like Medjugorje - I just can't get into him.
Thanks, Terry.I mean it!
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