Recent News

Catholic organizations decry U.S. decision to abandon climate accord

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from Catholic Transcript Online Catholic leaders said President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate change agreement snubs the needs of impoverished people around the world and eschews responsibility to begin addressing the causes of global warming. They joined a broad cross section of U.S. society and world leaders and… Read more »

Justice & Peace

Pope Francis meets with CMSM leaders

Recent Alerts

May 31, 2017 - Resist Saudi arms deal, immigration, and more.

Take Action

Below are several ongoing action alerts sponsored by CMSM. Click on the link to learn more and to take action today.

Visit our Justice & Peace Alerts Archive for additional past alerts.

Stay Informed

The J/P Alert, a monthly publication of the Justice and Peace Office, is a brief, easy to read, resource that is sent to all CMSM members, JPIC's and any other interested persons, and it is formatted so that it can be easily distributed to others. To receive these alerts please sign up on our Justice & Peace page.

Recent Event

Brothers Symposium

Despite rainy weather and dramatic traffic challenges at the eleventh hour, the Brothers Symposium held on March 25, 2017 at the University of Notre Dame was a very special day for all who participated.

Over 225 individuals attended the Symposium and interacted with speakers, facilitators, panel members, breakout session leaders, and scribes who represented over 750 years as vowed religious in over 15 different communities/institutes.  Thank you to all — your commitment to religious brothers inspires us all!

You may now visit this website where we have published the text of the Keynote Address given by Br. John Mark Falkenhain, OSB, as well as links to the videotape of his talk, the reflections of the two responders (Br. Ton Sison, C.PP.S., and Br. Peter O’Loughlin, CFC), and the opening/closing remarks by Fr. John Pavlik, OFM Cap., and Cardinal Joe Tobin, C.Ss.R.

As additional photos of the event are received, they will be posted on that website as well.  Please send yours to the Symposium Project Manager — Martha Novelly. Some photos from the events are also posted below.

CMSM Forum

Forum – Winter 2017: Statements of Cardinal Cupich and Cardinal Tobin on the Executive Order on Refugees and Migrants

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Statement of Cardinal Cupich – January 29, 2017 – This weekend proved to be a dark moment in U.S. history. The executive order to turn away refugees and to close our nation to those, particularly Muslims, fleeing violence, oppression and persecution is contrary to both Catholic and American values. Have we not repeated the disastrous decisions of those in the past who turned away other people fleeing violence, leaving certain ethnicities and religions marginalized and excluded? We Catholics know that history well, for, like others, we have been on the other side of such decisions.