CMSM In the News

Religious brothers often overlooked in church life

The church needs to look beyond ordained clergy for leadership, said Marianist Father James Heft during an address at the annual meeting of the Conference of Major Superiors of Men in Phoenix in early August.

US men’s religious orders commit to working for papal encyclical on nonviolence

In a resolution adopted Aug. 3 at its annual assembly, The Conference of Major Superiors of Men declared it would “use both our individual charisms and experience as religious leaders to … invite Pope Francis to offer an encyclical on nonviolence, which would include a shift to a just peace approach for transforming conflict.”

Priests’ Prophetic Roles

Fr. John Pavlik, OFM Cap.

A recent article by CMSM Executive Director Fr. John Pavlik, OFM Cap. in Our Sunday Visitor reflects on the importance of the exercise of the prophetic vocation in the ministry of the priesthood.