Official Releases

CMSM on DACA Decision by Supreme Court

The Supreme Court of the United States released a decision today to prevent termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. From CMSM: “The decision by the US Supreme Court brings tremendous relief and joy for the 800,000 DACA recipients who came to the United States as children, have grown up here, gone… Read more »

CMSM Condemns Racism, Brutality; Calls for Authentic Change

In the wake of a week of turmoil across the United States, the Conference of Major Superiors of Men, which represents the leaders of more than 200 Catholic religious institutes of men across the United States, publicly condemns racism. We condemn brutality that takes away breath and we call for reforms to policies and practices… Read more »

Catholic Gathering at the Capitol to Protest Detention of Children

Hundreds of Catholic leaders, including representatives of the Conference of Major Superiors of Men, gathered at the US Capitol in mid-July to demand an end to detention of immigrant children. Later, in an act of nonviolent civil disobedience, scores were arrested in the Russell Senate Office Building Rotunda while praying, singing, and chanting. CMSM member… Read more »

Renew the Face of the Earth

Renew the Face of the Earth: An Urgent Catholic Call to Energy Transition “Lord send out your spirit and renew the face of the Earth.” – Psalm 104 Following Pope Francis’ meeting on June 13-14, 2019, with major fossil fuel executives and investors at the Vatican, the Conference of Major Superiors of Men (CMSM) announced… Read more »

Fr. Mark Padrez, OP, Starts as Executive Director

Dominican Father Mark Padrez is the new executive director of the Conference of Major Superiors of Men, effective April 1, 2019. He had been serving as president of CMSM and just completed his second term as provincial for the Province of the Most Holy Name of Jesus. Brother Larry Schatz, FSC, Visitor for the Christian Brothers… Read more »

Release Archive