On a very windy but joyful day in Center Valley, Pa. on April 4, 2018, DeSales University faculty, administrators, delegates from universities spanning several states, representatives from several religious communities and more gathered for the inauguration celebration as University alumnus and It was a joyful celebration for all, capped by Rev. Greenfield’s thoughtful and… Read more »
Pope Francis has acknowledged “his serious errors” in the assessment and perception of the situation of the sexual abuses in Chile and has asked the Chilean bishops for forgiveness. The Holy See published the unprecedented letter of the Pope, dated Divine Mercy Sunday, April 8, 2018, letter in Spanish on Wednesday evening, April 11 around… Read more »
Below are current action alerts sponsored by CMSM. Click on the links to learn more and take action today.
- Pass the Dream Act
- No Increase to Pentagon Spending
- Stop Yemen Famine and War
- Commit to Environmental Justice
- Boycott Israeli Settlement Products and Companies
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Webinar Series: Getting the Most Out of a Psychological Assessment
This series is co-sponsored by the Religious Formation Conference with the Conference of Major Superiors of Men. Registration is free and includes all three webinars. The presenter is Fr. Gerald McGlone, SJ, Ph.D., an associate director of the Conference of Major Superiors of Men.
- May 2: Understanding the Basics
- May 16: Dealing with Difficult Findings and Difficult Realities
- May 30: Developing and Managing Intercultural Competencies within formation
2018 National Pre-Assembly Workshop
July 31, 2018 | St. Louis, Mo.
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. Download the flyer | Register
Please note: The National Assembly is July 31-Aug. 3. Information and the registration link are in the members-only section.
14th Annual CMSM Supervision Workshop:
Creating a Culture of Safety and Wellbeing
October 29-31, 2018 | Bethany Retreat Center, Lutz, Fl. (Just 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
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.
MODESTO, Calif., Feb. 18, 2017 – The Most Rev. Robert W. McElroy, head of the Roman Catholic Diocese of San Diego, today delivered the following comments at the U.S. Regional World Meeting of Popular Movements during a panel discussion on the barriers marginalized people face in housing and work.
Forum – Winter 2017: Statements of Cardinal Cupich and Cardinal Tobin on the Executive Order on Refugees and Migrants
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.