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 »
Justice & Peace
Recent Alerts & Related Items
- Jan. 4, 2020: Action Alert: Just Peace Vision not Violence with Iran
- Most Recent National Assembly Resolution: "Gospel Nonviolence: The Way of the Church" with Implementation Guide
New Leader Workshop
March 2-4, 2020 | Greenbelt, Maryland
Designed for major superiors and councilors in office two years or less, this is a great opportunity to connect with others new to leadership, to learn from experts, and to ask questions on personnel, canon and civil law, safeguarding, finance, self-care, and more. Learn more and register. Registration is full, but we are trying to accommodate more people. Click the link to let us know if you are interested.
JPIC National Gathering
March 16-18, 2020 | Las Cruces, New Mexico
For JPIC promoters from CMSM member institutes, this national gathering will use the lens of immigration to Identify, Build, and Witness: exploring what JPIC promoters are doing to create systemic change, while building our national network for collaborative strategic action. Learn more and register.
Religious Brothers Symposium
April 4, 2020 | Boston, Massachusetts
This national day-long celebration of the life and vocation of Brothers will include speakers, liturgy, and more. Brother Guy Consolmagno, SJ, director of the Vatican Observatory and president of the Vatican Observatory Foundation, will be the keynote speaker. See the schedule and register here.
2020 National Assembly
August 4-6, 2020 | Buffalo, New York
This year's theme is "Wake Up the World: Living Our Prophetic Witness." Details and registration are coming soon, plus details on a new gathering for young religious (who are within five years of final vows).