Racial justice, prayer resources and the Season of Creation are featured in this issue. See the alert.
Speakers at this year’s National Assembly, held online for the first time ever, addressed the challenges and realities of racism and racial justice. Under the theme, “Repentance and Reconciliation: Taking Action to Transform the World,” New Orleans Auxiliary Bishop Fernand Cheri III, OFM, and Sulpician Father Tom Ulshafer spoke
Br. Kevin Griffith, CFC, province leader of the Edmund Rice Christian Brothers North America, was elected president-elect of the Conference of Major Superiors of Men during the National Assembly, held online Aug. 4-5, 2020. He will join the board of directors of CMSM immediately and, in August 2021, succeed Rev. Adam
The Board of Directors of the Conference of Major Superiors of Men (CMSM) has appointed Reverend Frank Donio, SAC, D.Min., vicar provincial for the Immaculate Conception Province of the Society of the Catholic Apostolate (Pallottines), as interim executive director, effective Aug. 3, 2020, for a one-year term. He will take
The Supreme Court of the United States released a decision today to prevent termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. From CMSM: “The decision by the US Supreme Court brings tremendous relief and joy for the 800,000 DACA recipients who came to the United States as
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
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
CMSM has started a prayer list for members of CMSM institutes who are ill or have died as a result of COVID-19. Please keep these Religious in prayer and, for our members, please send us names so we can pray for them. Visit the prayer page here.
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
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