Welcome to the website of the Conference of Major Superiors of Men (CMSM)
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.
"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
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: email@example.com