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National Assembly Update: Vatican Releases Synod Document; Hotel Deadline

The Vatican released the working document for the  Synod on Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment on June 19 (in Italian). The document has three primary sections: recognizing, interpreting and choosing with regard to vocation in life. Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri introduced the working document, noting, “The Synod’s primary aim is to make the whole Church… Read more »

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Upcoming Events

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.
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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. Learn more here.


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


Annual Gathering for Religious Leaders - Save the Date

Jan. 27-31, 2019 | Redemptorist Renewal Center, Tucson, Az.

Enjoy a relaxed schedule that mixes programming and discussion with free time to enjoy the beautiful desert (The Center is adjacent to the Saguaro National Park. Details coming soon. Co-sponsored by the Conference of Major Superiors of Men and Southdown

CMSM Forum

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

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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.