Welcome to the website of the Conference of Major Superiors of Men (CMSM)
Very Rev. Brian Terry, SA
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.
SEPTEMBER 19, 2016"An important law that allows religious brothers, sisters and lay workers to become permanent residents will expire Sept. 30 -- unless Congress acts!The Immigration and Nationality Act allows qualified “special immigrants” to come to the United States and work in their religious vocations and occupations. The religious worker section of the law was originally enacted in 1990 and has been renewed multiple times, but has never been made a permanent law. Rather, the law has a “sunset provision” meaning it must be renewed every few years by Congress. In 2015, a permanent solution was proposed. Unfortunately that version failed and a one-year extension was granted. Voters contacting elected officials makes a difference and your voice needs to be heard! The law is about to expire again and there is less optimism for a new extension." --Eli McCarthy, CMSM JP Director
Child and Youth Protection
Since 2003, CMSM provides programs for its members concerning child protection, reporting and investigating allegations, prevention, response, accreditation, and supervision.
Media Releases and Statements
CMSM Media Release - Criminal Justice Reform - 11-17-2015
CMSM Media Release - 2015 Assembly Summary - 8-10-2015
Media Release: Ferguson and Beyond - 12-10-2014
Media Release: CMSM 2014 Assembly - 8-11-2014
CMSM Statement on the Response to the Use of Chemical Weapons in Syria- 09-06-2013 (202 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 Media Release - Five-Point Plan to Promote Vocation of the Religious Brother- 05-29-2013 (PDF; 248 kb)
CMSM: 8808 Cameron Street, Silver Spring, MD 20910 | Phone: 301-588-4030 | Fax: 301-587-4575 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org