Conversations That Matter

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Conversations That Matter, is a series of learning modules distributed by CMSM. This resource is designed to assist those in leadership of institutes for consecrated life for men, or involved in formational aspects of community life, to address the vital and important issues of sexual abuse of minors by clergy and male religious.

The Case of "Father Matt"

Released January 2019

Our newest module, "The Case of 'Father Matt,'" is a pseudonymous account of a real situation dealing with a healthy aging religious who had a friend who betrayed him.  He has maintained healthy relationships and his commitment to celibacy and community life.  At the same time, he has also confronted addiction, disappointment, betrayal, and his own diminishment. .

It includes a narration of "Father Matt's" story along with discussion questions and didactics. The questions and key points have been crafted according to the needs of three key audiences:

  • Men in formation
  • Men currently living in apostolic life
  • Men living in a retired community

To purchase downloadable and online resources for "The Case of 'Father Matt'," select from the options below. Online purchases are processed through PayPal, which accepts debit cards, credit cards or PayPal accounts. Please note: There are no DVDs for "The Case of 'Father Matt'; rather, you can download them to play on a computer or view them online.

You may purchase access to all three kits for $75. Once you have completed the checkout process through PayPal, you can click on the "Return to Merchant" button you see on your receipt page to be directed to a page on which you will receive information on how to access the materials. Please be sure to save the information on that landing page for future access if needed. 





The Case of "Father Tom"

2018 Module

"The Case of 'Father Tom'" is a pseudonymous account of a real situation involving sexual abuse from a professed male religious. It includes a narration of "Father Tom's" story along with discussion questions and didactics. The questions and key points have been crafted according to the needs of three key audiences:

  • Men in formation
  • Men currently living in apostolic life
  • Men living in a retired community

To purchase downloadable and online resources for "The Case of 'Father Tom'," select from the options below. Online purchases are processed through PayPal, which accepts debit cards, credit cards or PayPal accounts. Please note: There are no DVDs for "The Case of 'Father Tom'; rather, you can download them to play on a computer or view them online. If you would like DVDs of earlier modules in this series, please see "Earlier Modules" below.

The kits are now discounted at $50 each. Once you have completed the checkout process through PayPal, you can click on the "Return to Merchant" button you see on your receipt page to be directed to a page on which you will receive information on how to access the materials. Please be sure to save the information on that landing page for future access if needed. 





Facilitation Resource

Learn or enhance skills necessary to better facilitate these groundbreaking trainings. CTM requires attentive care and attention to three types of community conversations: formation, apostolic, and retirement.

Download the Facilitator's Guide.

Modules Prior to 2018

Initial modules were developed and adapted from materials created by the Jesuit Conference. This resource may be used in fulfillment of the educational requirements stipulated in Standard Five of the Standards for Accreditation in the Instruments of Hope and Healing Program. CMSM will provide member institutes with a DVD and a link to the documents related to this resource when the order is received in the CMSM office. CMSM provides the option and ability for individual congregations to tailor the documents further for distribution to and use by their members.

If you have questions or would like to access the earlier "Conversations That Matter" modules, please download and complete this PDF form to place an order or contact CMSM at 301-588-4030 for additional information.