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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 »

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 »

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