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Personal Reflection on Bishop-Designate Lewandowski, C.Ss.R.

2020-06-10T18:36:04+00:00June 10, 2020|Latest News|

Upon hearing the news about Fr. Bruce Lewandowski, C.Ss.R. Bethany Welch, Ph.D., CMSM Fellow for Justice and Peace My first text of the day on June 10 was a friend sharing a screencap of the USCCB announcement that Father Bruce Lewandowski, C.Ss.R. was appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Baltimore. Fr. Bruce – now

CMSM Condemns Racism, Brutality; Calls for Authentic Change

2020-06-01T18:40:11+00:00June 1, 2020|Latest News|

In the wake of a week of turmoil across the United States, the Conference of Major Superiors of Men, which represents the leaders of more than 200 Catholic religious institutes of men across the United States, publicly condemns racism. We condemn brutality that takes away breath and we call for

JPIC Virtual Gathering on Migration

2020-03-27T23:35:25+00:00March 27, 2020|Justice and Peace, Latest News|

In light of the COVID-19 panedemic, CMSM moved a planned national justice and peace gathering online, with presenters and attendees gathering via video conference. Following this virtual gathering, the group issued a statement, Envisioning Gospel-Based Solidarity and Flourishing with Migrants. The statement reads in part: “From March 16–18, 2020, a national

COVID-19 Resources

2020-03-24T23:37:51+00:00March 24, 2020|Latest News|

In light of the extraordinary impact the pandemic has had on ministry, worship, and communication, CMSM has developed a resource page for religious institutes to assist them in ministry during the coronavirus, or COVID-19, pandemic. Drawn from a number of organizations, topics include Holy Week and Easter during the pandemic, postponing

Vatican Cardinal Writes to Religious in Light of Coronavirus

2020-03-18T23:41:31+00:00March 18, 2020|Latest News|

Cardinal João Braz de Aviz, prefect for the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life, has written to all men and women religious in the context of Lent and the current COVID-19 pandemic. Read the letter: English | español In this special Lenten message, he encourages religious men and

Abbot Elias Named Auxiliary Bishop

2020-02-27T23:50:04+00:00February 27, 2020|Latest News|

Abbot Lorenzo Elias, OSB, president of American Cassinese Congregation of Benedictine monasteries, was named Auxiliary Bishop of Newark by Pope Francis on Feb. 27, 2020, along with two Newark priests, Reverend Michael A. Saporito, and Reverend Monsignor Gregory J. Studerus. Once ordained a bishop, he will be the only U.S. bishop in

CMSM Congratulates Fr. John Connor, LC

2020-02-07T23:51:07+00:00February 7, 2020|Latest News|

The Conference of Major Superiors of Men (CMSM) congratulates Reverend John Connor, LC, on his election as superior general of the Legionaries of Christ. “Father Connor has been actively engaged with the Conference of Major Superiors of Men for many years, including two terms as the Board representative for the southern United

Men Religious at Catholic Day of Action on Immigration

2019-09-05T15:19:47+00:00September 5, 2019|Justice and Peace|

Over 400 Catholics, including a number of men religious – Franciscan, Columban, Jesuit, de la Salle Christian Brother, and others – participated in a Sept. 4 Day of Action in Newark, New Jersey, to protest federal government policies and practices that traumatize immigrant children, particularly the policy of child and

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