Official Releases

CMSM National Assembly Overwhelmingly Passes Resolution on Gospel Nonviolence


Extending the fruit and work of the Nonviolence and Just Peace conference in Rome 2016, this resolution commits and calls members of the CMSM to “use both our individual charisms and experience as religious leaders to 1) significantly build up nonviolent practices and a culture of nonviolence; and 2) to invite Pope Francis to offer an encyclical on nonviolence, which would include a shift to a just peace approach for transforming conflict.”

CMSM Inaugurates a New Position for the Protection of Minors

The Conference of Major Superiors of Men is pleased to announce the hiring of the Rev. Gerard J. McGlone, S.J., Ph. D., to serve as Associate Director for the Protection of Minors. The appointment was announced today by the Rev. John Pavlik, OFM Cap., Executive Director.

CMSM Statement on U.S. Bombing in Syria

Syria and Iraq

President Trump recently launched 59 cruise missiles at an air base in Syria in retaliation for an alleged chemical weapons attack within Syria. We, who are called to be Catholic religious leaders, mourn for all those that died in both of these incidents, and we denounce this use of violence which only exacerbates the habits and structures of violence.

Release Archive


CMSM Media Assembly Statement Release - Paranoia to Metanoia: Courageous Mercy Transforming Violence and Racism - 08-18-16

CMSM Media Release - Religious Men's Leaders' Annual Assembly Focuses on the Year of Mercy and Installs a New President - 08-08-16

CMSM Media Release - CMSM Board Accepts National Advisory Council Report on Child Protection Efforts by Religious Institutes - 08-08-16

CMSM Media Release - Boycott Illegal Settlements - 3-30-2016

CMSM Media Release - Statement on US Budget FY2017 - 2-11-2016

CMSM Media Release - Brothers Think Tank Applauds Vatican Document - 1-12-2016


CMSM Media Release - Criminal Justice Reform - 11-17-2015

CMSM Media Release - 2015 Assembly Summary - 8-10-15

CMSM Media Release - National Assembly Passes Resolution: Cherish All of Creation - 8-10-2015

CMSM Media Release - Cherish All of Creation - Statement on Pope's Encyclical - 7-9-2015

CMSM and LCWR Media Release: Pope Francis and Care for Creation - 6-18-2015

Media Release: CMSM Statement on the Conclusion of the CDF Mandate Regarding LCWR - 4-17-2014

Media Release: Court Decision and Executive Action - 2-19-2015


Media Release: Ferguson and Beyond: A Window into Our Human Quest - 12-10-2014

Media Release: CMSM National Assembly 2014 - 08-11-2014

Media Release: Holy Land Calls for Courageous Peacemaking - 07-31-2014

Media Release: CMSM Statement on the Sentencing of Dzhokhar - 5-26-2014

Media Release: End the Bed Quota on Detention of Immigrants - 05-08-2014

Media Release: Call for Restorative Justice Not the Death Penalty for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev - 2-19-2014


Religious Leaders' Offer Civil Disobedience to Expose Unjust Immigration Laws- 10-23-2013 (Media Release)

CMSM Statement on Use of Chemical Weapons in Syria - 09-06-2013 (Media Release)

CMSM 2013 Assembly Media Release, 08-12-2013

CMSM Assembly Statement: Instruments of Hope and Healing- 08-10-2013

CMSM Statement on Armed Drones - Media Release, 05-03-2013

CMSM Media Release - Five-Point Plan to Promote Vocation of the Religious Brother, 05-29-2013

Letter to Pope Francis, 03-14-2013

Letter to Pope Benedict XVI, 02-20-2013

CMSM Statement on Immigration Reform Proposals, 02-04-2013


2012 CMSM Statement on Killings in Newtown, Connecticut (December)

Media Release: CMSM Sponsors Think Tank on Religious Brother's Vocation, 11-28-2012

CMSM 2012 Assembly Media Release, 08-06-2012

2012 CMSM Comments on the LCWR Situation, 06-08-2012

CMSM Media Release - Transition in Leadership, 03-19-2012