Topic: CMSM in the News

Brothers cast wide net seeking input for symposium on identity, mission

Brothers Symposium

From the National Catholic Reporter

“Organizers of the first National Symposium on the Life of the Religious Brother are casting a wide net, inviting not just brothers, but all people — women religious, lay people, priests and deacons — to join a discussion about the life and mission of religious brothers in the Catholic church today.”

CMSM is one of the co-sponsors of this event to be held in March, along with the Religious Brothers Conference, the National Religious Vocation Conference and the Religious Formation Conference.

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Catholic groups’ letter calls on President Trump to uphold dignity of life

White House

From the National Catholic Reporter

Some Catholic leaders are reaching out to President Donald Trump and other high-ranking officials to describe what their idea of a “comprehensive pro-life approach” should look like.

Eight Catholic organizations signed and sent a two-page letter on Jan. 27 to the president outlining their concerns for the future. The six areas of concerns were global conflict and violence, immigration, climate change, health care and social services, the refugee crisis and criminal justice. Abortion was mentioned only briefly in the beginning to say that abortion rates have declined after more comprehensive services were offered to women and families.

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