Religious Brothers Day 2023

2023-04-27T14:52:56+00:00Apr 27, 2023|Categories: In the News|

Celebrate the 7th Annual Religious Brothers Day with an online gathering on May 1, 2023 at 2pm ET. The Virtual Religious Brothers Day has been planned by the new co-chairs: Brother Andrew Kosmowski, SM, and Brother J.D. Macioce, FSC. Religious Brothers [...]

RIP: Br. Seán Sammon, FMS

2022-09-14T12:51:27+00:00Sep 14, 2022|Categories: In the News|

Br. Seán Sammon, FMS died Friday, September 9, 2022, at Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, New York. He was 74 years old and 56 years a Marist. A full summary of his life - including the details for his funeral mass - is available in his obituary from the Marist [...]

May 24, 2022: Religious Life News

2022-05-24T13:38:10+00:00May 24, 2022|Categories: In the News|

May 24, 2022 On Wednesday, May 18, 2022 Pope Francis promulgated a rescript which grants the Congregation for Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life (CICLSAL) the authority to allow non-clerics to serve as general or major superiors of mixed congregations. The rescript concerns, in part, canon 588, §2, which [...]

May 10, 2022: Religious Life News

2022-05-09T19:08:19+00:00May 10, 2022|Categories: In the News|

May 10, 2022 It is assembly season for the conferences of religious, with many of the English-speaking conferences having already announced the date of their annual assemblies. In the United States, the Leadership Conference of Women Religious' assembly will be August 9-12 in St. Louis, MO, on the theme of [...]

Motu Proprio “Competentias quasdam decernere”

2022-03-01T18:34:54+00:00Mar 1, 2022|Categories: In the News, Latest|

On February 15th, 2022, Pope Francis issued the motu proprio "Competentias quasdam decernere" (full text here), which contained a number of important changes to canon law. Nearly all of these changes have a decentralizing focus, often by transferring rights or responsibilities previously held by the Holy See to bishops or major superiors. [...]

World Day for Consecrated Life 2022

2022-02-18T14:49:12+00:00Feb 18, 2022|Categories: In the News|

On February 2, Pope Francis celebrated the the 26th World Day for Consecrated Life on the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord. Preaching on the Gospel passage of the day (Lk 2:22-40), Pope Francis asked religious to consider three questions: What moves us? What do our eyes see? Who [...]

January 14, 2022: Religious Life News

2022-01-14T20:09:08+00:00Jan 14, 2022|Categories: In the News|

January 14, 2022 Sr. Catherine, an English Benedictine nun who goes by the online handle "DigitalNun," recently shared that she was close to death. Reflecting on the diagnosis and how to handle her final days, she writes: [A monk and a fellow nun] confirmed my opinion that Catholicism can be [...]

November 19, 2021: Religious Life News

2021-11-19T20:53:03+00:00Nov 19, 2021|Categories: In the News|

November 19, 2021 - Here's a roundup of some recent news on religious life. The revelations about the mistreatment of Native Americans at Catholic boarding schools has prompted both outrage as well as introspection. "Taking Responsibility," an initiative of Fordham University, will hold a special session on Jesuit involvement in [...]

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