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CMSM serves the leadership of the Catholic orders and congregations of the more than 16,000 vowed religious priests and 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.

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“The national assembly of CMSM overwhelmingly passed a resolution called 'Cherish all of Creation' this August. We look forward to living this out with our members. We encourage each member institute to arrange a discussion with your religious community about how to implement this transformative resolution.” --Eli McCarthy, CMSM JP Director

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   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
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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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