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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

  Women’s Ordination Worldwide Conference
18-20 September, 2015 Philadelphia

Women’s Ordination Worldwide is an ecumenical network of organizations from around the world whose mission is the ordination of women into an inclusive and accountable Roman Catholic Church.
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CTA is working with some local Catholics in the San Francisco area who are speaking up about a young, conservative priest who's come in and instituted a lot of sudden changes at their school and parish, including banning girls from serving at Mass.  In an interview this priest responded to a question about the division he's created by calling the whole thing a "necessary purging."
We've helped them launch a national petition to counter the priest's claim that the majority of Catholics support his actions.  Please sign and share!  http://action.groundswell-mvmt.org/p/starsf-altargirls
 


 Featured Articles, Reflections and Essays
 Our Undeclared "War" on Kids
We are a bellicose nation. Even if the cause is just we like to label our initiatives as "wars." In the Kennedy-Johnson era we launched a war on poverty. For the past number of years we have (mostly misspent) our billions on fighting the war on drugs.
by Hank Mattimore

 Some Thoughts About Holy Week
Some Thoughts About Holy Week
Each year the Church invites us to bring the heart-aches of our lives, our own personal broken dreams and moments of sorrow and pain to the Risen Christ. We relive the final days of the Savior in order to reinforce our conviction that resurrection always follows death, that victory always crowns our failures. 
by Joe Cece


 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.

 Holy White Smoke
Father James Finley writes: "In the nearly fifty years since the conclusion of Vatican II, much ink has been spilled by those advocating the council as well as by those seeking to rein in what they consider to be its excesses. Congresses, conferences and workshops have been organized by the score to explore the value or lack thereof of this historic gathering. In his novel, Holy White Smoke, The Second Vatican Council under Siege, set in the Rome of 2032-2033, Jozef Goethals brings these issues to life with well rounded characters whose attitudes toward the council run the gamut from strong approval to utter rejection of Vatican II."

 Lenten Reflection--Henri Nouwen

Read and discuss with us! Join our virtual community as we focus and reflect on the themes of a particular Nouwen book over a period of four to six weeks.  Read, reflect, share your thoughts - participate at your own pace and in whatever way is most meaningful for you. Our next online book discussion, led by Brynn Lawrence and Ray Glennon, will be hosted by the Henri Nouwen Society from February 18th to April 5th, 2015. We will be reflecting on Henri's most widely-read book, The Return of the Prodigal Son.

Click here to journey with us this Lent.

Questions? Email us or call toll free: 1-866-226-2158. We invite you to recommend a Nouwen book for future discussions.  Please click here to purchase Henri Nouwen's books (US funds).

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 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.


 Praying Lent 2015
Lent offers us all a very special opportunity to grow in our relationship with God and to deepen our commitment to a way of life, rooted in our baptism.  In our busy world, Lent provides us with an opportunity to reflect upon our patterns, to pray more deeply, experience sorrow for what we've done and failed to do, and to be generous to those in need.  Collaborative Ministries offers resources here to assist our entry into this wonderful season, from our preparing to begin Lent to our preparing to celebrate the holy three days following Lent.
by CORPUS

 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
 An Alternative Survey on the Catholic Family

Make your voice heard at the 2015 Synod: Complete this Questionnaire now.

 

You are invited to respond to a Questionnaire about your experiences

in the Catholic Church

 

If you had one opportunity to speak directly to Pope Francis and he was eager to get to know you and your family, what would you want to tell him? You actually have such an opportunity!  We have developed this Questionnaire to open such a global feedback process prior to Francis’ meeting with the world’s bishops on the pastoral needs of families in Rome this October. Participating in this survey gets your viewpoint in front of them, helping bishops better understand the beauty, the challenges, and the heartaches of contemporary family life.

 


 International Eucharistic Communities Gathering

 MARK YOUR CALENDARS, CORPUS NATIONAL CONFERENCE
Plans are underway to hold CORPUS Conference in Chicago, IL, September 25,2015.  Featured keynoters are Anthony T. Padovano and Bishop Patricia Fresen.

 Raymond Maloney, RIP
Rev. Raymond B. MALONEY

MALONEY, Rev., Raymond B. Rev. Raymond B. Maloney, age 79, of Windsor, died peacefully on February 17, 2015 surrounded by family and friends after a short illness. He had been a resident of Windsor since 1999. He was born in Southbridge, Mass. to Philip and Helena Maloney who preceded him in death. He leaves sisters, Phyllis Shaw (Cliff), Anne Scogin (Al), and Carol Waskiewicz (Steve); and brother, George Maloney (Lourdes), as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was married to his beloved wife, Anna Lause, in 1985. He and Anna moved to Sonoma County from southeastern Massachusetts in 1999, joining good friends who resided here. (He missed the foliage, but not the snow.) Anna died in 2000 but he never stopped talking about their good life together. He was received into the Episcopal Church from the Roman Catholic Church as a priest by the Rt. Rev. George Hunt on June 1, 1992 in Rhode Island. In Sonoma County, he served as Vicar of Christ Church in Windsor from 1999-2000 and Vicar of Good Shepherd Church in Cloverdale from 2001-2008. In recent years, he has served at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Healdsburg as an Associate, and also often officiated at the Eucharist at the Chapel of St. George, The Bishop's Ranch, where he regularly worshipped. He also served as a supply priest at various churches in the county. Services will be held at St. Paul's, 209 Matheson Street, Healdsburg on March 6th at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the St. Paul's Church Memorial Fund, the Bishop's Ranch Chapel Fund, or a charity of your choice.

Ray, prior to his marriage, was a priest in the Worcester Massachusetts' Diocese   .

 We need your help!
REMEMBER OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS
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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