The Conference of Major Superiors of Men passed a resolution on Aug. 7 committing to “a deeper engagement” to protect the earth and “cherish all creation.” The conference, made up of leaders who represent more than 17,000 Catholic religious brothers and priests in the United States, laid out steps for member congregations to take in solidarity with Pope Francis’ call to action on climate change in his encyclical on the environment. “With this act, C.M.S.M. commits to a deeper engagement on this issue and transforming practices in communities where they and their members live and minister,” the resolution said. “The biblical vision, with Christ in the center of our lives and communities, along with our vows and our mission as religious, calls us to see the urgency of this issue, not simply as a justice and peace concern but as embedded in who we are,” it said. Action on the resolution came during the group’s assembly, held on Aug. 5-8 in Charlotte, N.C.
'Cherish All Creation'