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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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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.
Mark your calendar now for 2019. Join us for these national events, and check for an email from your region chair with spring region dates. Winter Leader Gathering – Jan. 27-31 New Leader Workshop – Feb. 25-27 National Assembly – Aug. 6-8 Supervision Workshop – Oct. 28-30 (tentative date) This year, our National Assembly will… Read more »
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 »