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Working to Eliminate Global Violence

published on: January 23, 2019

A coalition led by the Conference of Major Superiors of Men and other faith communities had a major success recently as the Elie Wiesel Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act passed the 2018 Congress and was just signed by the President into … Continue reading

Viator House of Hospitality Finds New Meaning in Nativity Story

published on: January 10, 2019

Viator House of Hospitality, a ministry of accompaniment sponsored by the Viatorian Community, celebrates its second year anniversary this month, and with the recent addition of a young man — who arrived on Christmas Day no less — its mission seems as … Continue reading

Looking Back at Immigration Efforts in 2018

published on: January 4, 2019

As we begin the new year, scholars with the Washington-based Cato Institute, looked back at 2018 and all the immigration policy research  they published, in order to present clear and independent analysis. Its topics include a wealth of original research that explores border security, assimilation, enforcement, … Continue reading

Viatorian Maintains Commitment to Accompanying Young People to the Border

published on: January 2, 2019

Fr. Corey Brost, CSV, is a man of his words. For the sixth time in less than four years, he has led a group of young adults from Viatorian ministry sites to the border between Arizona and Mexico. They arrived Jan. 1 at the … Continue reading

Ways to Open Up Discussions about Racism

published on: January 2, 2019

Making the Connection between Climate Change and Migration Justice

published on: December 26, 2018

President Trump’s attacks on migrants and his demand for a border wall show just how critical it is for all of us to stand with migrants fighting for justice, human rights, and dignity. But the fight for immigration justice is … Continue reading

Viatorians Cautiously Optimistic About Ending U.S. Participation in Yemen

published on: December 19, 2018

There isn’t always good news to report in the world of social justice, but there is this month as reported by members of the Conference of Major Superiors of Men. Great news, the said, in one of their latest Justice and … Continue reading

Demand an End to the War on Yemen

published on: December 6, 2018

Kathy Kelly coordinates Voices for Creative Nonviolence, the Chicago-based grassroots resistance movement to U.S. war making.  Her latest articles reflect the effects of the three years of war on Yemen, that have caused the deaths of an estimated 85,000 Yemeni … Continue reading

Latest Action Alert on Immigration

published on: December 4, 2018

What Will it Take to Save the Children of Yemen?

published on: December 3, 2018

A Saudi Arabian airstrike on Aug. 9, 2018, in Yemen’s Saada province — and Saudi Arabia’s savage murder of U.S.-based journalist Jamal Khashoggi — was the last straw. A total of 100 activists protested in front of Saudi Arabia’s New York City … Continue reading

Ways to Support Migrants at the Border

published on: November 26, 2018

Catholic religious men and women in Mexico have issued a call for support, both in the form of direct, protective and pastoral accompaniment and in the form of financial resources. There are additional large groups coming from Central America. This … Continue reading

Latest Immigration Action Items

published on: November 2, 2018

Working to Stop a Humanitarian Crisis at Our Doorstop

published on: November 2, 2018

Viatorians support the Latin America Working Group and its efforts to spread the real facts about the migrant caravan. Here are some of their findings: There’s a lot of fake news circulating about the caravan that started in Honduras earlier … Continue reading

Viatorians Respond to Shootings at Pittsburgh Synagogue

published on: October 30, 2018

Here is a statement from our Acting Provincial regarding the senseless tragedy that happened to Jewish worshippers over the weekend: “The recent shootings at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh are more than sad. They are tragic. “These 11 … Continue reading

Leaders of Religious Communities Speaking Out

published on: October 23, 2018

In the latest Justice & Peace alert published by the Conference of Major Superiors of Men, leaders shared efforts of various religious communities speaking out in response to the refugee crisis.  They were responding to the gospel from this past … Continue reading

Latest Alert on Immigration

published on: October 23, 2018

Immigration Action Items

published on: October 16, 2018

Latest Action Alert on Immigration

published on: October 9, 2018

Advancing Hope, Healing and Opportunity

published on: October 8, 2018

By any measure, the first fundraiser for the Viator House of Hospitality was a rousing success. “A Taste of Viator House” took place Oct. 6 in Querbes Hall at Saint Viator High School and drew a sold out crowd of … Continue reading

Latest Immigration Action Alerts

published on: October 2, 2018

Viatorians Drawing Notice for Work with Immigrants

published on: September 26, 2018

At the opening of Hispanic Heritage Month, an organization in Kankakee honored Fr. John Peeters, CSV, for his exceptional leadership, character and dedication to the Hispanic community living in the Kankakee River Valley. Officials with the Kankakee County Hispanic Partnership are … Continue reading

Immigration and Corporate Accountability

published on: September 26, 2018

The Conference of Major Superiors of Men — of which the Viatorians are members — has joined with the more than 85 organizations of the Families Belong Together coalition calling on Wells Fargo and JP Morgan Chase to stop financing for-profit prison … Continue reading

Action Alerts for Immigrants

published on: September 18, 2018

Viatorian Continues to Advance Interfaith Dialogue in Wake of 9/11

published on: September 11, 2018

Fr. Corey Brost, CSV, continues to be unwavering in his remembrance of 9/11: He works to foster interfaith dialogue and tolerance. “We can’t stop all the religious-based hate in the world, but we can do our part,” Fr. Corey says. “We … Continue reading