Conference of Major Superiors of Men Appoints Fr. Gerard J. McGlone, SJ, as Associate Director for the Protection of Minors
June 6, 2017 — The
Conference of Major Superiors of Men (CMSM), which supports U.S. leaders of
Catholic men’s religious institutes, has appointed Jesuit Father Gerard J.
McGlone to serve as Associate Director for the Protection of Minors. Fr.
McGlone will assist institutes in addressing their common commitment to make
the Church and the member institutes places of safety for children and create
Fr. McGlone will formally begin his position in mid-August, leaving
his current position as director of counseling services, staff psychologist,
and a member of the faculty at the Pontifical North American College in Rome.
A psychotherapist for nearly 30 years, Fr. McGlone served as
the co-director of research and staff therapist at the National Institute for
the Study, Prevention, and Treatment of Sexual Trauma. He has four master’s
degrees: one in divinity, one in theology and two in clinical and counseling
psychology, as well as a Ph.D. in clinical psychology. An experienced retreat
master, he has conducted retreats, convocations and religious workshops
throughout North America.
The leadership of the Conference will formally introduce Fr.
McGlone as director at the August 2017 National Assembly and will present a vision
for this new position. CMSM President, Very Rev. Brian Terry, SA, minister general
of the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement, said, "The Conference is deeply
grateful to Fr. McGlone for joining us in our commitment to provide safe
environments for all children. Fr. Jerry brings a wealth of experience which
will assist our members and the Church." [Source: Conference
of Major Superiors of Men]
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