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! 
Click Here for Complete Details


 Featured Articles, Reflections and Essays
 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time
 From the heart
A healthy spirit can make us energetic and vibrant people with a hopeful outlook and a sense of life’s possibilities for the good.  It can energize us to face the most intractable of social ills and not be discouraged.  It can prevent us from giving up when we don’t get immediate results.   A neglected spirit causes disintegration, sours how we look at our lives, turns us cynical, and leaves us with a narrowness of vision that isolates us from others.
by Joe Cece

 Monday at "Juvie"
Monday afternoons at juvenile hall are laundry folding days. A staff person and three or four of the kids are buried in the week's laundry of institutional gray shorts and shirts. Each inmate gets his weekly supply which he takes to his own cell, his uniform du jour.
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
 John Thompson, RIP

John M. Thompson, 84, of Narragansett died Saturday, August 22, 2015 at South County Hospital in South Kingstown.  He was the beloved husband of Deborah E. (Germain) Thompson.

Born in Pawtucket, John was a son of the late Malcolm and Elizabeth (Montgomery) Thompson.  He was a graduate of St. Raphael Academy in Pawtucket and St. Jerome’s College in Canada.  John graduated from St. Mary Seminary in Baltimore and served the Diocese of Providence for seventeen years as a Roman Catholic Priest.  

John was employed as the Human Resource Director at Chickadee Farms in Woodville, RI.  John was an engaging volunteer.  He volunteered at Hospice Care of RI, the RI Food Bank and the McAuley House.  He was the Co-Director at the Gilbert Stuart Museum for eleven years and tutored elementary school students in North Kingstown.  John loved his work at the McAuley House and also mentored male immigrants at the Stedman Center in Wakefield.   He was truly a man of honor, who loved his God, his faith, family and friends with a strong and unconditional love.  

In addition to his beloved wife, John is survived by his cherished children:  Susan, Patricia, Deborah, David, Michael, Elizabeth and Hannah, fourteen grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by a son: Walter and his siblings:  Lois Barry, Dorothy Andrews, Betty Thompson, Edward Thompson, US Army who was killed at the Battle of the Bulge, and Joseph Thompson.

His Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, August 27, 2015 at 10 AM in Christ the King Parish, 180 Old North Road, Kingston, RI.  Relatives and friends are invited and may call at the church one prior to the Mass from 9 AM – 10 AM.  

In lieu of flowers, gifts in his memory may be made to: De La Salle Christian Brothers, 635 Ocean Road, Narragansett, RI 02882 or Religious Sisters of Mercy, 15 Highland View Road, Cumberland, RI 02864.  

Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of THE URQUHART-MURPHY FUNERAL HOME, 800 Greenwich Avenue, Warwick, RI 02886.

 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.

 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.
Click Here for details...

+ Copyright © 2015 CORPUS
CORPUS is a 501(c)3 organization
Site Map