The Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments has issued guidance for the distribution of ashes during a time of pandemic. Ash Wednesday falls on Feb. 17, 2021, this year. The Note from the Congregation reads: The Priest says the prayer for blessing the ashes. He sprinkles the ashes
The Board of Directors, executive director, and staff of the Conference of Major Superiors of Men wishes all of you a blessed and joyful Christmas! Enjoy this message from our president, Father Adam Gregory Gonzales, OCD.
This week's alert includes Pope Francis' op-ed in the New York Times, climate change, taking action to ensure equity on Covid assistance, the Catholic Social Ministry Gathering, and upcoming events and resources. See the full alert here.
This week's JP Alert includes events and resources to commemorate significant anniversaries of martyrs of El Salvador, action taken by the US bishops on racial justice during their annual meeting, news and action on labor and immigration, and resources for Advent, providing spiritual accompaniment for those suffering from COVID, and
The topics of this JP Alert include homily resources from a justice and peace perspective, and resources for after the election (including our November webinar on writing effective op-eds), immigration, and Black Catholic history month. See the alert here.
All new institutes of consecrated life and societies of apostolic life must now have written approval by the Apostolic See prior to their erection. A motu proprio issued by Pope Francis, Authenticum charismatis, updates Canon 579, which has allowed diocesan Ordinaries to approve institutes following consultation with the Holy See.
Among the 13 new Cardinals named by Pope Francis today are four male religious, including a former US provincial of the Scalabrinians who was a member of the Conference of Major Superiors of Men (CMSM). These are in addition to the Archbishop of Washington, in whose archdiocese the national office
“Each day we have to decide whether to be Good Samaritans or indifferent bystanders." Pope Francis, Fratelli Tutti The much anticipated pastoral letter Fratelli Tutti has landed! From the very first line, Pope Francis sets the tone, calling us to go deep and fully embrace “a way of life marked