General Announcements

CMSM on DACA Decision by Supreme Court

The Supreme Court of the United States released a decision today to prevent termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. From CMSM: “The decision by the US Supreme Court brings tremendous relief and joy for the 800,000 DACA recipients who came to the United States as children, have grown up here, gone… Read more »

Personal Reflection on Bishop-Designate Lewandowski, C.Ss.R.

Upon hearing the news about Fr. Bruce Lewandowski, C.Ss.R. Bethany Welch, Ph.D., CMSM Fellow for Justice and Peace My first text of the day on June 10 was a friend sharing a screencap of the USCCB announcement that Father Bruce Lewandowski, C.Ss.R. was appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Baltimore. Fr. Bruce – now Bishop-designate Bruce –… Read more »

CMSM Condemns Racism, Brutality; Calls for Authentic Change

In the wake of a week of turmoil across the United States, the Conference of Major Superiors of Men, which represents the leaders of more than 200 Catholic religious institutes of men across the United States, publicly condemns racism. We condemn brutality that takes away breath and we call for reforms to policies and practices… Read more »

COVID Prayer List

CMSM has started a prayer list for members of CMSM institutes who are ill or have died as a result of COVID-19. Please keep these Religious in prayer and, for our members, please send us names so we can pray for them. Visit the prayer page here.

COVID-19 Resources

In light of the extraordinary impact the pandemic has had on ministry, worship, and communication, CMSM has developed a resource page for religious institutes to assist them in ministry during the coronavirus, or COVID-19, pandemic. Drawn from a number of organizations, topics include Holy Week and Easter during the pandemic, postponing chapters and elections, communications… Read more »