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The Conference of Major Superiors of Men is the national organization in the United States for the leaders of men religious and apostolic communities. We address issues about the life of men religious and apostolic communities as well as broader issues of the Catholic Church and our society.
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In light of recent public discussion regarding the publishing of names of clergy accused of sexual abuse, the Conference of Major Superiors of Men (CMSM) has issued a letter to the leaders of U.S. institutes of men religious on the topic. The letter, signed by Dominican Father Mark Padrez, CMSM president, and Capuchin Father John… Read more »
The Senate hearings this week have brought to the forefront the dignity of women. A statement developed by CMSM notes, “In collaboration with women, we must help to create space so that women are heard, can participate equally, and many more can become leaders. As Jesus lifted up the value of women in his cultural… Read more »
The Conference of Major Superiors of Men (CMSM) responds to the revelation of abuse allegations in Pennsylvania and elsewhere in recent days: Recent news out of Pennsylvania, Washington and other places regarding past abuse by clergy and religious is devastating to us, the major superiors of men religious in the United States, because these actions… Read more »
The 2018 CMSM National Assembly and Pre-Assembly Workshop were featured in articles by the St. Louis Review and the National Catholic Reporter: Disaffiliated youth present challenge, opportunity: Men’s religious leaders discuss new study ahead of synod on young people | St. Louis Review, August 2, 2018 Discussion on race offers church a second chance to take a… Read more »
Pallottine Father Frank Donio was elected to the National Board of CMSM as an at-large member during the organization’s 2018 National Assembly, July 31-August 3, in St. Louis, Missouri. Three other Board members were re-elected for second terms: Fr. Jim Gannon, OFM; Fr. Tim Kesicki, SJ; and Bro. Sean Moffett, CFC. Dominican Father Mark Padrez, who… Read more »