On a very windy but joyful day in Center Valley, Pa. on April 4, 2018, DeSales University faculty, administrators, delegates from universities spanning several states, representatives from several religious communities and more gathered for the inauguration celebration as University alumnus and former CMSM President Rev. James J. Greenfield, OSFS formally began his tenure as… Read more »
Pope Francis has acknowledged “his serious errors” in the assessment and perception of the situation of the sexual abuses in Chile and has asked the Chilean bishops for forgiveness. The Holy See published the unprecedented letter of the Pope, dated Divine Mercy Sunday, April 8, 2018, letter in Spanish on Wednesday evening, April 11 around… Read more »
Justice & Peace
Recent Alerts & Related Items
- May 7, 2018: JP Alert: Racism/Militarism, Climate Declaration, Homily Resources
- Aug. 2017 National Assembly Resolution: "Gospel Nonviolence: The Way of the Church" with new Implementation Guide
Learn more about these current action alerts and take action today.
- Pass the Dream Act
- No Increase to Pentagon Spending
- Stop Yemen Famine and War
- Commit to Environmental Justice
- Boycott Israeli Settlement Products and Companies
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Webinar Series: Getting the Most Out of a Psychological Assessment
This free series led by Fr. Gerald McGlone, SJ, Ph.D., is co-sponsored by the Religious Formation Conference.
May 2: Understanding the Basics | May 16: Dealing with Difficult Findings and Difficult Realities | May 30: Developing and Managing Intercultural Competencies within Formation | Register
2018 National Pre-Assembly Workshop
Going, Going, Gone: The Dynamics of Disaffiliation in Young Catholics: When and why are young Catholics leaving the Church? Hear what they are saying and what it means - beyond the statistics. This engaging workshop led by presenters from St. Mary's Press is for men's superiors and those engaged with them in youth, young adult and vocation ministry.
CMSM 2018 National Assembly
July 31-Aug. 3, 2018 | St. Louis, Mo.
CMSM members and their youth, young adult and vocation ministry teams are invited to this year's National Assembly as we prepare to respond to Pope Francis' call for the Synod on Young People: to help them discover their plan for life through vocational discernment, with joy and openness to God and with participation in our Church and world.
Gain insights, data and resources for collaborative leadership, communication, inter-generational understanding, vocational discernment and more in this engaging week, with presenters including Most Reverend David Konderla, Bishop of Tulsa, and Curtis Martin, founder/director of FOCUS, plus dialogue with young adults, a Friday Forum, and spiritual reflections by Father Ron Mercier, SJ. Separate workshops will be held for ministry teams during CMSM member-only sessions. Scheduling note for travel: July 31: Afternoon registration; 4:30 p.m. new member meeting; 6 p.m. opening session | Aug. 3: 1 p.m. (approx.) Assembly closing liturgy
14th Annual CMSM Supervision Workshop
Creating a Culture of Safety and Well-being
October 29-31, 2018 | Bethany Retreat Center, Lutz, Fl. (10 miles from Tampa International Airport)
Explore the processes, dynamics and practical applications in changing cultures and how to move from a high-risk culture to a high-reliability culture. Download the save the date flyer
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