Official Releases

Media Release: New Chair and Vice Chair Elected to the CMSM National Advisory Council

Jesus with the Children

The NAC is an independent panel of nationally recognized experts who volunteer their time and which advises CMSM on all matters related to the protection of minors for religious institutes of men in and throughout the United States. Dr. Len Sperry will replace Dr. Kathleen McChesney as Chair and Steve Levatino will replace Dr. Rolando Diaz.

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