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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-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

Christ has no body now on earth but yours, no hands but yours, no feet but yours.  Your are the eyes through which he looks with compassion on the world.  Yours are the feet which which he goes about doing good, and yours are the hands with which he blesses all the world.  St. Teresa of Avila

Widen the Circle at the 2015 Family Synod
As faithful Catholics, we are deeply concerned that the perspective and experience of a large number of Catholics will not be represented at the upcoming Synod. Therefore, we are writing to urge you to widen the circle of people invited to participate in the upcoming Family Synod 2015.
Click Here to Read/sign the letter



 Featured Articles, Reflections and Essays
 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
Testimony and Witness
There is a grace present in all of Scripture, a grace that we too often narrowly associate only with scriptural figures. The God of today's Jonah story is the same God we see Jesus reveal to us in the Gospel. Both readings today are tales of mercy, freely given, unlimited and unearned. God, it seems, is free to bestow mercy on whomever God chooses.   Yet that same grace is eternally present and given, just as freely, to each of us. 
by Joe Cece

 Return to Wonder
Aging in our country has a bad press these days and it is partly the fault of those of us "of a certain age" who don't speak up for the upside to the twilight years. It's time we let our youngins know that aging, far from being something to fear, can also be an experience to embrace.
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.

 Creighton University's collaborative ministry.
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This site provides excellent material for our day to day spiritual journey from Creighton University writers.  
by CORPUS

 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

 Taize, an ecumenical community.
An international, ecumenical
community founded in 1940, Taize,
France by Brother Roger.


 Alerts & Special Announcements
 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.

 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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