General Announcements

Catholic organizations decry U.S. decision to abandon climate accord

A globe held by two gentle hands

from Catholic Transcript Online Catholic leaders said President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate change agreement snubs the needs of impoverished people around the world and eschews responsibility to begin addressing the causes of global warming. They joined a broad cross section of U.S. society and world leaders and… Read more »

World Day of Prayer for Vocations – May 7, 2017

Brothers smiling

The purpose of the day is to publicly fulfill the Lord’s instruction to “Pray the Lord of the harvest to send laborers into his harvest.” Please pray that men and women hear and respond generously to the Lord’s call to the priesthood, diaconate, religious life, societies of apostolic life or secular institutes.

CMSM Representatives Participate in annual Ecumenical Advocacy Days

EAD 2017 Witness

Hundreds of advocates from various Christian denominations, including representatives from CMSM, gathered in Washington, D.C. this past weekend for Ecumenical Advocacy Days. The weekend included a focus on education and skills training for a day of lobbying on Capitol Hill. Some clergy and religious leaders also risked arrest as a public witness in response to proposed human needs budget cuts proposed by the Trump Administration.

CMSM Board Member Elected Provincial of Discalced Carmelite Friars

We extend our prayers and congratulations to current CMSM board member Rev. Adam Gregory Gonzalez, OCD, who was recently elected by the members of the California-Arizona Province of Discalced Carmelite Friars to become their new provincial. The Provincial-Elect takes office on May 15, 2017.