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Catholic Prison Ministries Competencies

Catholic Prison Ministries Competencies

On September 15, 2021 the USCCB Subcommittee on Certification for Ecclesial Ministry and Service approved competencies for minister formation and certification for Catholic pastoral care in prison ministries and for Certified Catholic Correctional Chaplains. In my role as Director of Certification for Ecclesial Ministry at the USCCB, it has been a privilege to work with colleagues in the Catholic Prison Ministries Coalition (CPMC) and the National Association of Catholic Chaplains (NACC) as they in turn have worked with the USCCB subcommittee to develop these innovative and comprehensive competencies, which will help prepare Catholics across the country for the vital work of providing spiritual care for those who are incarcerated or affected by incarceration in any way, including those in immigrant detention.

Remembering My Mom: Elaine A. DelMonico

Remembering My Mom: Elaine A. DelMonico

On the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, October 4, 2019, with him and St. Jude the Apostle to guide her, my mom, Elaine Ann DelMonico, was embraced by the loving arms of God and ushered into her heavenly home, surrounded and supported by her loving family. I want to share the liturgical resources here which enabled our family to deal with our grief and affirm our hope in God’s mercy and Christ’s resurrection, in which my mom now fully shares.

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

I work with the USCCB Subcommittee on Certification for Ecclesial Ministry and Service. The subcommittee promotes and resources the development of standards of ministry formation and certification, and it reviews and approves those standards voluntarily submitted by dioceses and national Catholic ministry organizations.

Marymount University

Marymount University

Date: Current Founded in 1950 by the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary (RSHM), Marymount University in Arlington, Va. is an independent, coeducational Catholic university offering bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in a wide range of disciplines. I serve...
Conference of Major Superiors of Men (CMSM)

Conference of Major Superiors of Men (CMSM)

Date: 2016-2018 The Conference of Major Superiors of Men (CMSM) is an association of the leadership of men in Roman Catholic religious and apostolic institutes in the United States. CMSM addresses the life and concerns of religious and communities of apostolic...