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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.

Media contact:
Susan Gibbs
202-525-9554 and 301-588-4030

Latest News

Women who Experience Sexual Assault Deserve Empathy and Honor

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 »

UISG Synod Event Live Online Sept. 27

The International Union of Superiors General is holding a live discussion, Issues and Challenges for the #synod2018, that will be streamed online, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018, 3 p.m. in Rome (9 a.m. Eastern). Speakers will be Jesuit Father Giacomo Costa, special secretary of the Synod, and Sr. Nathalie Becquart, Xavière, observer at the Synod. Details are online.

Update from Friends in Solidarity With South Sudan – September 2018

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– Sr. Joan Mumaw, President and Chief Administrative Officer, Friends in Solidarity Labor Day has come and gone and the summer is almost over or at least that is what is supposed to happen. It seems, however, that the climate is changing and metro DC feels more like South Sudan without air conditioning. It was… Read more »

US Leaders of Men Religious: Abuse Reports “Devastating”

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 »

Media Coverage of CMSM National Assembly

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 »