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CMSM serves the leadership of the Catholic orders and congregations of the 12,000 religious priests and over 4,000 vowed brothers of the United States, ten percent of whom are foreign missionaries. CMSM provides a voice for these communities in U.S. church and society. CMSM also collaborates with the U.S. bishops and other key groups and organizations that serve church and society.

----JUNE 2016

"It’s been a little over a year since Laudato Si’ graced our Catholic community and broader social world. Our men’s religious communities have done amazing things this year to live into Laudato Si’ and implement our CMSM resolution from Aug. 2015. Examples include dialogue events, study groups, community gardens and tree planting, LEED lights and certified buildings, shifting to wind and solar power, divestment and shareholder advocacy, etc." --Eli McCarthy, CMSM JP Director

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'Pope Francis' Election Guide

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Child and Youth Protection

Since 2003, CMSM provides programs for its members concerning child protection, reporting and investigating allegations, prevention, response, accreditation, and supervision.

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Media Releases and Statements

CMSM Media Assembly Statement Release - Paranoia to Metanoia: Courageous Mercy Transforming Violence and Racism - 08-18-16

CMSM Media Release - CMSM Board Accepts National Advisory Council Report on Child Protection Efforts by Religious Institutes - 08-08-16

CMSM Media Release - Religious Men's Leaders' Annual Assembly Focuses on the Year of Mercy and Installs a New President - 08-08-16

CMSM Media Release - Boycott Illegal Settlements - 3-30-16


CMSM Media Release - Statement on US Budget FY2017 - 2-11-2016


   CMSM Media Release - Brothers Think Tank Applauds Vatican Document - 1-12-2016


   CMSM Media Release - Criminal Justice Reform - 11-17-2015


   CMSM Media Release - 2015 Assembly Summary - 8-10-2015


CMSM Media Release - National Assembly Passes Resolution: Cherish All of Creation - 8-10-2015


CMSM Resolution 2015: Cherish All of Creation


CMSM Media Release - Cherish All of Creation - Statement on Pope's Encyclical - 7-9-2015


CMSM and LCWR. Media Release - Pope Francis and Care for Creation - 6-18-2015


Media Release: CMSM Statement on the Sentencing of Dzhokhar - 5-26-2015


Media Release: CMSM Statement on the Conclusion of the CDF Mandate Regarding LCWR - 4-17-2015


Media Release: Court Decision on Executive Action - 2-19-2015


Media Release: Ferguson and Beyond - 12-10-2014


Media Release: CMSM 2014 Assembly - 8-11-2014


Media Release: Holy Land Calls for Courageous Peacemaking - 7-31-2014


Media Release: End the Bed Quota on Detention of Immigrants - 5-08-2014


Media Release: Call for Restorative Justice Not the Death Penalty for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev - 2-19-2014


Religious Leaders' Offer Civil Disobedience to Expose Unjust Immigration Laws- 10-23-2013
   Media Release


CMSM Statement on the Response to the Use of Chemical Weapons in Syria- 09-06-2013 (202 kb; PDF)
    Media Release- 09-06-2013 (209 kb; PDF)


CMSM 2013 Assembly Media Release- 08-12-2013 (218 kb; PDF)


CMSM Assembly Statement: Instruments of Hope and Healing- 08-10-2013 (444 kb; PDF)


CMSM Statement on Armed Drones- 05-30-2013 (83 kb; PDF)
    Media Release- 05-30-2013 (132 kb; PDF)


CMSM Media Release - Five-Point Plan to Promote Vocation of the Religious Brother- 05-29-2013 (PDF; 248 kb)


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