In light of recent public discussion regarding the publishing of names of clergy accused of sexual abuse, the Conference of Major Superiors of Men (CMSM) has issued a letter to the leaders of U.S. institutes of men religious on the topic. The letter, signed by Dominican Father Mark Padrez, CMSM president, and Capuchin Father John… Read more »
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 »
The following statement regarding the separation of families upon entry at the U.S. border was released June 20, 2018: As Christians and Catholic religious leaders, our hearts are broken whenever our sisters and brothers suffer injustice. Many of us minister in border communities. We see the desperation of families fleeing violence and death in their… Read more »
We are moved by the anxiety and suffering of the Dreamers to escalate our accompaniment and our resistance to injustice, especially as the March 5th deadline approaches.
With the passing in Rome of the former Archbishop of Boston, Bernard Cardinal Law, the Major Superiors of Men of the United States again affirm their wholehearted support for the victims of sexual abuse by clergy and religious, and apologize for the sins and crimes of our brothers.
CMSM Media Release - Boycott Illegal Settlements - 3-30-2016
CMSM Media Release - Criminal Justice Reform - 11-17-2015
Media Release: CMSM National Assembly 2014 - 08-11-2014
CMSM Statement on Use of Chemical Weapons in Syria - 09-06-2013 (Media Release)
CMSM 2013 Assembly Media Release, 08-12-2013
Letter to Pope Francis, 03-14-2013
Letter to Pope Benedict XVI, 02-20-2013
CMSM Statement on Immigration Reform Proposals, 02-04-2013
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