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-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.


Nominations Reminder Notice:
We invite active CORPUS active members to nominate themselves or another person as candidates for the positions of CORPUS Chairperson or Secretary. Return your nominations to William Manseau, Nominating Committee, corpuspensions@gmail.com no later than December 8, 2015.

The World and Church We Live In 

 (by Anthony Padovano)
We cannot get a sense of this contemporary moment in history unless we understand why religion and belonging are changing so radically. There are benefits and liabilities. If we put all this in place, we can conjecture where the future will lead us.
[click here to read the full essay]

Corpus Beginnings

 (To everything there is a season and time to every purpose under heaven…..)
CORPUS began the way all great change agents begin…..the Margaret Mead Way. Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world; indeed it’s the only thing that ever has.
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 Featured Articles, Reflections and Essays
 1st Sunday of Advent
Be Watchful... Pray Always
"Be Watchful" - two words that can mean a lot of different things to different people: "be careful," "stay awake," "keep on your toes," "heads up!" For the Christian, the phrase "be watchful and pray always" implies that one should make the most of all opportunities, be attentive to the presence of God at each moment of life, and prepare for the Kingdom already present in this world.

 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


American Catholic, a Franciscan ministry,  provides many inspiring and prayful resources for our annual Advent journey.  Check it out!

 Please sign the Catholic Climate Petition
World leaders will meet in Paris in late November for the UN Climate Summit in hope of signing a treaty to tackle climate change.  Support the Pope's Ecological call by signing this petition.

 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
 James Clarke RIP


Clarke, James Francis Died on Tuesday October 27, (10/10/1934-10/27/2015), after 81 years of making the world a kinder and more generous place. From his early life in Ireland as a priest, to his later career in social work focusing on bereavement, Jim's life's work was to bring comfort and solace to those who were suffering. He also charmed the pants off everyone he met, and was the life of any party that was smart enough to invite him. Jim was a top notch teacher, counselor, and friend. But his greatest accomplishments were as a husband to Bonnie and father to Sean, Brendan, and Colum, and later to his daughter-in-law Katie and grandchildren Riley and Colum, Jr who never spent a second of their lives feeling unloved. Jim – or Seamus as he was known in Ireland – is also survived by his brother Tommy and his beloved nieces and nephews in Ireland who adored him and are saddened they cannot make the journey to America to celebrate him. Jim Clarke lived an incredibly cool life. He had adventures, filled the world with love, and enjoyed every minute of it. If you have half the fun he did in your life, consider yourself lucky. We were all lucky to have him for the time we did. He was a great man and a good man. Wake at Tinker's Son in Norwell on Sunday from 3-5 pm. Come for condolences, drinks, food, laughs and tears. All are welcome. Visiting hours in the Sullivan Funeral Homes, 45 East Water St, ROCKLAND, on Monday from 8-9:30 AM, followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Mary of the Sacred Heart Church, 392 Hanover St. Rte. 139, Hanover at 10 AM. In lieu of flowers, please commit one act of kindness to someone less fortunate than you today. It's the way Jim lived every day and the best way to honor his memory. For directions and online guest book, please visit: SullivanFuneralHomes.com Hanover Rockland Hanson 781-878-0920 781-293-2020 Family Owned & Operated For 5 Generations Since 1897

 Marvin Josaitis
On the evening of October 14, 2015, Marvin Josaitis, 73, peacefully completed his life’s journey, in his home in Culpeper, VA.
Marv is survived by his wife of 45 years, Donna; his three children and their families; which includes six grandchildren; his brother, Norman; and many cousins and friends.
Born and raised in Detroit, MI, the son of Frank and Margaret (Girard) Josaitis, he internalized the values of hard work and love of family. Before beginning a varied and successful career, he completed his formal education, which included two master’s degrees and a doctorate from the University of Michigan. His career spanned over thirty years and three countries: the United States, Canada and England. His positions ranged from teaching at the Monroe Community College and Shenandoah University to managing human resources professionally for Ford Motor Company, Massey-Ferguson, Abitibi-Price, and Lafarge.
After retiring from the executive world, until as recently as September of this year, Marv helped numerous individuals purchase and sell homes as a Realtor. In addition, he shared his numerous talents and balanced his time as a pianist, playing and directing Bridge games, and writing. As an author, Marv published three books which reflected his character, intellect, and deep love and commitment to family.
On Sunday, November 8, 2015 at 10 a.m. at the Country Club of Culpeper, a memorial service is scheduled to celebrate the life of Marvin Josaitis.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made, in his honor, to any of the organizations he served as a volunteer: Hospice of the Piedmont, 675 Peter Jefferson Pkwy, Ste. 300, Charlottesville, VA 22911 the Food Closet of Culpeper, 115 N. East St., Culpeper, VA 22701 or the Culpeper Hospital Auxiliary, 501 Sunset Ln., Culpeper, VA 22701.

 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.

 Please remember our deceased brothers and sisters 2014-2015
November is a special time to remember our brothers and sisters who have labored in the vineyard and  have gone to the Lord in 2014-2015.  Also remember all who have worked for an inclusive priesthood in their lifetime and now are at rest with Lord.  Please hold them in your hearts and prayers.

We would like to compile the most comprehensive listing possible. We need your help. If you know of any deceased married priest who has not been included on our web site, please forward the following information , brief bio/ obituary (residence city/state, ordination year/diocese/community, marriage/union/family info, employment/ministry, date of death). Pictures or an eulogy would be greatly appreciated to enhance the "memory". During the month of November, please take the time to send along any material to us to include on the site if you know of someone whom we missed. 

Thank you. Stu O'Brien

Send to: Stuart O'Brien
114 Sunset Drive
Raynham, MA 02767
Fax: 508.822.6710

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