A new apostolic letter issued today by Pope Francis, Vox estis lux mundi, expands the Church’s response to abuse by establishing worldwide standards for reporting abuse against minors and vulnerable adults, including by bishops and religious superiors. CMSM welcomes the guidance provided by the document and will undertake a review to ensure the national safeguarding standards… Read more »
Deacon Steven DeMartino is the new Director of Safeguarding Initiatives for the Conference of Major Superiors of Men. He will focus on promoting and sustaining a culture of safety with men’s religious institutes in the United States, and will build upon safeguarding efforts undertaken by CMSM since 2002. Deacon DeMartino is a permanent deacon for the… Read more »
Justice & Peace
Recent Alerts & Related Items
- June, 18, 2019: CMSM Statement- Renew the Face of the Earth: An Urgent Call to Renewable Energy Transition; Media Release
- May 29, 2019 Alert: Catholic Nonviolence Initiative, Migration, Homily Resources
- Aug. 2017 National Assembly Resolution: "Gospel Nonviolence: The Way of the Church" with new Implementation Guide
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- Corporate Accountability for Immigrants: Banks and Private Prisons Petition
- Pass the Global Fragility Act
- Reduce Pentagon Spending
- Stop Yemen Famine and War
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August 6-8,2019 | San Antonio, Texas
Join us for "Discerning Our Collective Witness: A Convocation for Major Superiors of Men" and be part of the conversation about the future of religious life and where and how we can collaborate in support of religious life and charisms. Learn more and register.
Justice & Peace Immersion Trip
Oct. 14-17, 2019 | Washington, DC
In the tradition of Catholic Social Teaching and praxis, this trip will include insightful social analysis, encounters, and drawing on the dimensions of active nonviolence and a just peace ethic to both understand poverty, migration, and racism in our nation’s capital, as well as envision social transformation. Learn more and register.
Oct. 28-30, 2019 | Lutz, Fl
In the tradition of Catholic Social Teaching and praxis, this trip will include insightful social analysis, encounters, and drawing on the dimensions of active nonviolence and a just peace ethic to both understand poverty, migration, and racism in our nation’s capital, as well as envision social transformation. Learn more about the workshop and how to register.