The video below is quite sad and will shock his fans. Therein lies the problem "his fans." Should priests have fans (remember fan is short for fanatic)? I have written against the "cult of celebrity" that surrounds some of those who are in the priesthood, not only in terms of how they might celebrate the Ordinary Form of the Mass, but also how they present themselves in ministry.
From all appearances, Fr. John Corapi is a victim of his own celebrity. I don't know if he is guilty or innocent, but in the video below he makes a number of very valid points about due process and justice in the Church when accusations of sexual improprieties with adults or with minors are lodged against priests. The presumption is that the priest is guilty until he is proven innocent and the accuser is allowed anonymity. From our American mindset of justice, this is very unfair.
TRANSPARENCY IS NECESSARY, NOT ONLY IN THE CHARGES LODGED AGAINST THE PRIEST BUT ALSO BY THE ONE LODGING THEM. BOTH NEED TO BE BROUGHT TO THE LIGHT. THE AMERICAN CIVIL AND JURIDICAL SYSTEM OF TRIAL BY JURY AND TELEVISED WHILE SOMETIMES A SIDE SHOW, BRINGS LIGHT TO THE PROCESS AND STILL ALLOWS FOR THE PRESUMPTION OF INNOCENCE UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY.
At any rate, Fr. Corapi is speaking out of both sides of his mouth in this video, especially at the end. He won't function as a priest anymore, but by God he'll continue his ministry of the "cult of the personality" a man with many gifts and oratorical abilities all of which have gone to his head. God bless him.