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elcome to the CORPUS online community.

CORPUS is a faith community affirming an inclusive priesthood rooted in a  reformed and renewed Church.

CORPUS, celebrating forty years of service to the people of God, is one of the oldest reform groups in the Catholic Church, and is active in reform movements both in the U.S. and abroad. We are committed to working for a renewed priesthood of married and single men and women dedicated to serving God through the Community of Believers

HIGHLIGHTS FROM OUR 2014 CONFERENCE
Audio Highlights of Keynote Talks from the 2014 Corpus Conference: "The Way We Were and Are: The Church in the House"
 Text version of "Accompanied by a Believing Wife"

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 Featured Articles, Reflections and Essays
 22th Sunday in Ordinary time
Understanding the Bigger Picture
A healthy spirit can make us energetic and vibrant people with a hopeful outlook and a sense of life's possibilities for the good.  It can energize us to face the most intractable of social ills and not be discouraged.  It can prevent us from giving up when we don't get immediate results.  It can give us hope when all seems lost.
by Joe Cece

 Alzheimer's--There is a bridge
The last column I wrote, “Alzheimer’s Long Goodbye” elicited the most responses to any of my columns ever. I received over forty e-mails.  Many who were struggling with their own long goodbyes wrote that it made them cry.  Some forwarded it to those they knew were caregivers dealing with their personal long goodbyes.

 
by Dan O'Rourke

 Alzheimer’s -- The Long Goodbye


Recently, my wife Marie because of advancing Alzheimer’s was moved from the memory unit of an enriched housing facility to a county facility with complete nursing care. She has made the adjustment well, but I have not.

by Dan O'Rourke

 Hey God, it is Me Tony!
I was volunteering as a sort of surrogate grandpa for abused and neglected kids in California. We “grandparents” lived in our own separate quarters on the village grounds. It was heartbreaking working with kids who had seen much tragedy in their young lives but there were times when it all seemed worthwhile.
by Hank Mattimore


 Recommended Resources and Web Links
 3 minute retreat
Take a short prayer break right at your computer. Spend some quiet time reflecting on a Scripture passage. Knowing that not everyone prays at the same pace, you have control over the pace of the retreat

 Boston College; Church in 21st Century
The Church in the 21st Century Center at Boston College seeks to be a catalyst and resource for the renewal of the Catholic Church in the United States by engaging critical issues facing the Catholic community.  Many programs can be found online for your spiritual and theological development.

 Busted Halo
BustedHalo.com is a web e-zine that speaks candidly and occasionally irreverently on issues facing people in their 20's and 30's that intersect with spirituality. Open to dialogue and hearing the stories of young people, BustedHalo never preaches condescendingly, rather seeks to understand and to express the wisdom of Catholic and other religious traditions in away that makes sense to the experience of those "spiritually seeking."

 Petition Pope Francis for Vatican Reform
Please join us in our plea to Pope Francis urging him to invite all Catholics globally to elect their bishops.


 Spirituality and Practice
After more than 50 years of life in a monastery, Sister Joan Chittister asked herself some questions. What — if anything — of monastic life is worth passing on to others in our time? What does monasticism offer seekers who are already overwhelmed by all the spiritual and secular options available to them? And how can those outside traditional monasteries embrace this life that is both enriching and enlightening?
by CORPUS


 Alerts & Special Announcements
 We need your help!
REMEMBER OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS
CORPUS has always honored our deceased members, and we would like to update our files of those who have died in recent years.  We need your help.  Please send information about deceased priests to Stu O’Brien at stuobrien@corpus.org.  We will appreciate information including the deceased person’s name, birth and death dates, loved ones and addresses, years and place of ministry, death notice, obituary and any other information you might be able to provide. A picture of the deceased will be appreciated.  These records will be placed on our web site Remembering our Brothers and Sisters and also archived with CORPUS documents at Notre Dame University.  Thank you.
 

 
 
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