CMSM was a signatory to a recent statement signed by 751 leaders of Catholic organizations.
The greatest potential for peace making is the country’s rich heritage of community-led peace processes. The churches are well positioned to assist local communities coming together to resolve local conflicts and reflect on the larger conflict besetting the nation.
The University of San Diego’s Frances G. Harpst Center for Catholic Thought and Culture recently hosted a conference entitled “The Catholic Church Moves Towards Nonviolence? Just Peace/Just War in Dialogue.”
The proactive work of CMSM regarding efforts to ratify a set of principles for priests who father children is highlighted in a Boston Globe article which addresses the circumstances of children fathered by Catholic priests and their efforts to achieve redress from the Catholic Church.
The Pope decided to change current procedures for dealing with abusive priests by eliminating appeals trials in cases where there was definitive proof.
For the Media
As a voice, the Conference of Major Superiors of Men speaks regionally, nationally, and internationally, independently or in concert with other groups. CMSM speaks from the perspective of male religious and members of apostolic communities on issues regarding their life, as well as that of the Church and of our society.
Members of the media who would like to speak to CMSM staff, please contact Martha Novelly via email or phone at 301-588-4030.
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