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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


It is the same when the CORPUS Community gathers to break open the scripture of our lives and be nourished by our common faith commitment to the values and principles of Vatican II.
We hope our 27th consecutive national gathering will set your heart on fire! 
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NUNJUSTICE COALITION
Our Voices Were Heard: LCWR Mandate Removed

Our Voices were heard.  The Vatican removed the LCWR mandate.  Read the official release below from the NunJustice Coalition.
Thank you for your support of our U.S. Nuns!


PRESS RELEASE 
Catholic Groups Praise U.S. Sister-Leaders in Resolution of Unjust Vatican Mandate
For Immediate Release
April 16, 2015

Catholic Groups Praise U.S. Sister-Leaders in Resolution of Unjust Vatican Mandate
Request similar dialogic processes be used in other Church disputes
Read the Statement from the Nun Justice Project



 Featured Articles, Reflections and Essays
 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time
 True Vine and True Branches
Love is the ultimate connection. This is His "new commandment" - we are not only connected to Him, but to one another. He taught the truth, he spoke words of comfort, he healed the sick, he brought sight to the blind, he rebuked those who needed to be rebuked, he spent much time in prayer and in communion with the Father. Ultimately he laid down his life for His brothers and sisters. And He invites and calls us to go and do likewise.
by Joe Cece

 Kudos To Cato the Elder

Cato, the Elder, Roman statesman and philosopher, started to study Greek at the age of 80. When questioned by a younger friend why he was taking up a brand new language so late in life, Cato was said to reply “Well it’s the only time I have left.”

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.

 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."

 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
 International Eucharistic Communities Gathering

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.
 

 Wmen's Ordination Worldwide Conference
  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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