CORPUS looks forward. We have always looked forward. We look forward today to a Church filled with new life as envisioned in Vatican II. Pope Francis carries as one of his titles "Pontifex." He is a "bridge builder" linking our present Church with the rich tradition of the Gosepl that has been the lived experience of the people God from the beginning.
This is call of CORPUS. We are "bridge builders" as well. We help to move the Church forward from a false tradition that sees no change or possibility of change. We look, with Pope Francis, to a renewed Church that lives on the margins.
It is your help, your support, that has kept CORPUS on this path for over 40 years... a Church that embraces an open and inclusive priestly ministry.
This is the vision of CORPUS. Continue to walk with us as you have done in the past. We are committed to a new day in our Church. Let us go forward into that new day.
IT IS TIME TO RENEW YOUR ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP IN CORPUS!
You may remember that we changed timing of our membership year in 2015 to coincide with the annual calendar. Half-year dues were requested in June of 2015.
Now it is time to “stand with” the CORPUS Community affirming: ...a faith community affirming and rooted in a revitalized church including an inclusive priestly ministry.
Please use our online screens to send your tax-deductible contribution to CORPUS by December 31, 2016.
If you prefer, you may download the Registration Form to register offline.
ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FREEWILL DONATION
This category includes an annual subscription to CORPUS REPORTS and asks for the prayerful support of CORPUS’ vision and mission.
AFFILIATE MEMBERSHIP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FREEWILL DONATION
This category includes an annual subscription to CORPUS REPORTS for members of affiliate organizations (Catholic Organizations For Renewal; International Federation for a Renewed Catholic Ministry; Roman CatholicWomen Priests, School of the Americas participants, etc)
We want everyone who takes the opportunity to avail themselves of the information contained within these developing pages to understand the editorial mindset underlying their expression: Those of us who have made the transition from canonical ministry to what is generally called "secular life" did so at great personal expense. It was not a decision made lightly, or on the spur of the moment. Coming through our own Dark Night of the Soul, we came to believe that our decision was leading us closer to, not away from the grace of God.
The overarching goal of the Resigned Priest Pension Advocacy Campaign is to insure that every Roman Catholic Diocese in the United States provides all priests, active and resigned a retirement pension commensurate with their years of service to the Church as a matter of right and justice. Local goals should be guided by the policy and conditions extant in each particular diocese with the ultimate end of securing pension inclusion for all priests. It should be noted that the process of securing a just pension for all priests in your diocese will depend on a number of variables; the most important being the disposition of the bishop to this issue. It will take perseverance and organization sometimes even years to achieve favorable results. Your goals should be calculated to take small steps in a focused campaign in concert with other resigned priests, active priests and laity who support the cause.