General Announcements

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.

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 »

Fr. Frank Donio, SAC, joins National Board

Pallottine Father Frank Donio was elected to the National Board of CMSM as an at-large member during the organization’s 2018 National Assembly, July 31-August 3, in St. Louis, Missouri. Three other Board members were re-elected for second terms: Fr. Jim Gannon, OFM; Fr. Tim Kesicki, SJ; and Bro. Sean Moffett, CFC. Dominican Father Mark Padrez, who… Read more »

Jesuits Beatification Cause & Franciscan Martyrs

The beatification process for Servant of God Pedro Arrupe, SJ, is moving ahead, Jesuit Superior General Arturo Sosa announced this week. Father Arrupe served as superior general of the Society of Jesus from 1965-1983 and 15 years as president of the Union of Religious Superiors General (1967-1982). Father Arrupe was the master of novices at the Jesuit… Read more »