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 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

Read the Survey on the Family survey results conducted by Members of Catholic Organizations for Renewal and press release. Browse the sampling of full text responses in English and Spanish.

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 Featured Articles, Reflections and Essays

The Stone Removed
We are the proof that Christ is alive and lives with us still. Like the first disciples, we are His witnesses to all the nations. It is the Risen Christ who assures us of survival and victory. And we remember - especially on this day of Resurrection - we remember that in and through Jesus we have confronted evil, sin, disaster and death - and we have overcome.
by Joe Cece

 Scattered Reflections of a Monkey Mind
My mind is all over the place. Can you relate? I’m like a kite on a windy autumn day, flying this way and that way. I came to the chapel to meditate, to reflect on God’s presence in my life and in the world but OMG, He (She) is not here. The Spirit is hidden underneath all my monkey mind distractions. What God? He sure ain’t here in the chapel with me.
by Hank Mattimore

 Technology is a Two-Edge Sword
Technology certainly has given the world many wonderfully positive things.  Personally, I wouldn’t be able to write this column without Microsoft Word, or to do the research for it without Google and the Internet.  And I wouldn’t be able to communicate with a large circle of friends scattered over the world.

by Dan O'Rourke

 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.

 Busted Halo
BustedHalo.com is a web e-zine that speaks candidly and occasionally irreverently on issues facing people in their 20's and 30's that intersect with spirituality. Open to dialogue and hearing the stories of young people, BustedHalo never preaches condescendingly, rather seeks to understand and to express the wisdom of Catholic and other religious traditions in away that makes sense to the experience of those "spiritually seeking."

EVANGELII GAUDIUM of the Holy Father Francis to the bishops, clergy consecrated persons and lay faithful on the proclamation of the Gospel in today's world.

 My Catholic Family


As Catholics, we know that because of our baptism, we are called to participate fully in the life and leadership of the Church. As we approach the upcoming Extraordinary Synod on the Family to be held in Rome October 5 through 19, 2014, we want to make sure that the beauty of all Catholic families is represented and that Catholic families have a voice. And, along with our bishops, we want theologians and experts who have families to be meaningfully engaged in the actual work of the Synod.

Join us in taking action that will raise awareness about the need to include Catholics with families in the work at the Synod on the Family in October 2014.

 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 2014
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 Mininsties 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.

 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
 Anthony Padovano's trilogy
by Anthony Padovano

 International Church Reform Groups Seek Meeting with Pope Francis

 As the first anniversary of Pope Francis’ election approaches, leaders of 52 organizations from the United States, Europe, and Asia working towards renewal and reform in the Catholic Church have sent a letter to the Pope. They are urging him to take immediate steps to appoint more women to Church leadership positions, and to stop the practice of banning people from Communion. They have also asked the pontiff to meet with them, saying they represent “millions of Catholics around the world who are deeply committed to our Church, but hope for changes on issues of governance and care.”

 We need your help!
CORPUS has always honored our deceased members, and 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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