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Registration Open for CMSM National Assembly

Registration for the 2018 Pre-Assembly Workshop and National Assembly is now open for CMSM members and their youth, young adult and vocation ministry teams. The Pre-Assembly Workshop, “Going, Going, Gone: The Dynamics of Disaffiliation in Young Catholics,” is July 31 and the National Assembly, “Youth & Religious Leadership Together: Discerning in Missionary Discipleship,” is July 31-Aug…. Read more »

Catholic groups oppose CIA nominee Gina Haspel for connection to torture

The letter was signed by Pax Christi USA, a national Catholic peace organization, and groups representing religious men and women, including the Conference of Major Superiors of Men and Network, a Catholic social justice lobby. Other signers included the Franciscan Action Network, Maryknoll Office of Global Concerns, National Advocacy Center of the Sisters of the Good Shepherd, USC Province of the Society of the Sacred Heart and the Institute Justice Team of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas.

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Pope Francis meets with CMSM leaders

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Upcoming Events


Webinar Series: Getting the Most Out of a Psychological Assessment

This free series led by Fr. Gerald McGlone, SJ, Ph.D., is co-sponsored by the Religious Formation Conference.

May 2: Understanding the Basics | May 16: Dealing with Difficult Findings and Difficult Realities | May 30: Developing and Managing Intercultural Competencies within Formation | Register 

2018 National Pre-Assembly Workshop

July 31, 2018 | St. Louis, Mo.
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Going, Going, Gone: The Dynamics of Disaffiliation in Young Catholics: When and why are young Catholics leaving the Church? Hear what they are saying and what it means - beyond the statistics. This engaging workshop led by presenters from St. Mary's Press is for men's superiors and those engaged with them in youth, young adult and vocation ministry. 

CMSM 2018 National Assembly

July 31-Aug. 3, 2018 | St. Louis, Mo.

CMSM members and their youth, young adult and vocation ministry teams are invited to this year's National Assembly as we prepare to respond to Pope Francis' call for the Synod on Young People: to help them discover their plan for life through vocational discernment, with joy and openness to God and with participation in our Church and world.

Gain insights, data and resources for collaborative leadership, communication, inter-generational understanding, vocational discernment and more in this engaging week, with presenters including Most Reverend David Konderla, Bishop of Tulsa, and Curtis Martin, founder/director of FOCUS, plus dialogue with young adults, a Friday Forum, and spiritual reflections by Father Ron Mercier, SJ. Separate workshops will be held for ministry teams during CMSM member-only sessions.  Scheduling note for travel: July 31: Afternoon registration; 4:30 p.m. new member meeting; 6 p.m. opening session | Aug. 3: 1 p.m. (approx.) Assembly closing liturgy

Jesus with the Children

14th Annual CMSM Supervision Workshop

Creating a Culture of Safety and Well-being
October 29-31, 2018 | Bethany Retreat Center, Lutz, Fl. (10 miles from Tampa International Airport)

Explore the processes, dynamics and practical applications in changing cultures and how to move from a high-risk culture to a high-reliability culture. Download the save the date flyer

CMSM Forum

Forum – Fall 2017: Pope Francis Revives the Workers’ Church

Pope with workers

The Catholic Church in America—once an ally of workers and their unions—grew deferential to big money in recent decades. Now, prompted by the Pope, a new generation of labor priests and bishops is trying to change that. This article appears in the Fall 2017 issue of “The American Prospect” magazine.

Forum – Winter 2017: Statements of Cardinal Cupich and Cardinal Tobin on the Executive Order on Refugees and Migrants

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Statement of Cardinal Cupich – January 29, 2017 – This weekend proved to be a dark moment in U.S. history. The executive order to turn away refugees and to close our nation to those, particularly Muslims, fleeing violence, oppression and persecution is contrary to both Catholic and American values. Have we not repeated the disastrous decisions of those in the past who turned away other people fleeing violence, leaving certain ethnicities and religions marginalized and excluded? We Catholics know that history well, for, like others, we have been on the other side of such decisions.