General Announcements

Vatican Cardinal Writes to Religious in Light of Coronavirus

Cardinal João Braz de Aviz, prefect for the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life, has written to all men and women religious in the context of Lent and the current COVID-19 pandemic. Read the letter: English | español In this special Lenten message, he encourages religious men and women to… Read more »

Abbot Elias Named Auxiliary Bishop

Abbot Lorenzo Elias, OSB, president of American Cassinese Congregation of Benedictine monasteries, was named Auxiliary Bishop of Newark by Pope Francis on Feb. 27, 2020, along with two Newark priests, Reverend Michael A. Saporito, and Reverend Monsignor Gregory J. Studerus. Once ordained a bishop, he will be the only U.S. bishop in active ministry who… Read more »

CMSM Congratulates Fr. John Connor, LC

The Conference of Major Superiors of Men (CMSM) congratulates Reverend John Connor, LC, on his election as superior general of the Legionaries of Christ. “Father Connor has been actively engaged with the Conference of Major Superiors of Men for many years, including two terms as the Board representative for the southern United States. CMSM has… Read more »

CMSM Responds to US-Iran Tensions

Fr. Mark Padrez, OP, executive director of the Conference of Major Superiors of Men: “As tensions between the United States and Iran grow, this is a time of intense prayer for our world leaders, and of deep reflection, especially in this Christmas season, on the Prince of Peace. We are committed to continue to pray,… Read more »

CMSM Executive Director Appointed to International Post for Dominicans

Dominican Father Mark Padrez, executive director of the Conference of Major Superiors of Men, has been appointed the Socius for Fraternal Life and Formation for the Order of Preachers worldwide. His new position will be based at the General Curia offices in Rome, and will start in early 2020. Father Adam Gregory Gonzales, O.C.D., president… Read more »