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The Conference of Major Superiors of Men is the national organization in the United States for the leaders of men religious and apostolic communities. We address issues about the life of men religious and apostolic communities as well as broader issues of the Catholic Church and our society.
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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 »
The executive committee of CMSM’s Board of Directors is in Rome for CMSM’s annual visit. Over the next week, the leadership team will meet with leaders of several Vatican offices whose work relates to the life and ministry of men religious. They will share updates and concerns from CMSM members in the United States and… Read more »
CMSM released the following statement this week following Pope Francis’ remarks on abuse against women religious by some clergy: We are grateful to Pope Francis for shining a light on the tragic mistreatment of women religious by clergy wherever it has occurred. This abuse against our sisters in faith and service is inexcusable and indefensible…. Read more »
New CARA research released for the World Day of Consecrated Life on Feb. 2, suggests good news for religious vocations. Catholic News Service reports that CARA researchers found 240 men and women had professed religious life in 2018, up from 200 in the prior survey. Seventy-one percent of CMSM major superiors responded to the annual survey… Read more »
CMSM is launching a new safeguarding webinar series in mid-February. Open to CMSM member institutes and their staffs, the free monthly webinars will cover communications, pastoral care, the use of restorative justice for community healing, and file reviews. Email us for details and registration information. The first webinar is Feb. 14.