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

CORPUS, celebrating forty-one 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.

Documented Appeal to Pope Francis to Request the Re-instatement of the Ordained Diaconate for Women
Explanatory Note. All the ordained ministries should be open to women as much as to men. Moreover, the ministries should be reformed in harmony with Jesus’ vision of leadership and the demands of our time. This Appeal simply calls for the first step to be taken by restoring the diaconate for women. 
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 Featured Articles, Reflections and Essays
 Fidelity in a Broken World
The Gospel presents the vision of a whole new way of acting and being.  Whether we are married, divorced, single or celibate, we all know how far we are from fully embracing that vision of new life.  We struggle to live the Gospel ideal in all walks of life, including marriage, but we fall short.  Yet, the Lord comforts us with the realization of how much we are loved by our God and the assurance that this love is unbreakable.

 Where Oh Where Is Love?
Where Oh Where Is Love?
Hank Mattimore

We need to demonstrate to the world that the true wealth of our nation lies not in our gross national product but in the generosity of our people. We need to open our hearts and our pocket books to the refugees of Europe.

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

 A Readers Guide to "Laudato Si"

 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.

 Read Pope Francis' Encyclical "Laudato Si" on the Envionment

The Pope addresses the very important issues of the environment and man's responsibilities to the earth and one another.

 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?

 Alerts & Special Announcements
 Petition to Pope Francis on Church Closings

To bring some attention to the episcopal policy of closing/merging parishes during Pope Francis trip, especially since he will travel to Our Lady Queen of Angels school where the parish was closed amid staunch opposition. 
This petition asks Pope Francis to urge bishops to open ordination and engage new forms of parish ministry and life.  We hope this effort will garner some much-needed attention to the plight of parishioners and to the corporate mentality and policy making of Church leaders. 
If you would like to sign the petition, please click here.

 Watch Forum on Women in the Catholic Church


CORPUS has always honored our deceased members and those who have journeyed with us for an inclusive priesthood. 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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