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Prayers for Those Affected by Flooding

published on: March 20, 2019

The past week was an extremely difficult one for many who live in the rural areas of the Midwest, and officials with Catholic Rural Life are asking for prayers for all the affected farm families. From eastern Colorado through South Dakota, Nebraska … Continue reading

A Statement from the Viatorian Community in Response to the New Zealand Shootings

published on: March 18, 2019

The Viatorian Community expresses its solidarity with the Muslim community after the horrific attack in New Zealand. Our hearts reach out to the entire Muslim community with thoughts of care and love. Such senseless acts of violence and hatred only reinforce our … Continue reading

Word of Viator House of Hospitality Growing

published on: March 5, 2019

Viator House of Hospitality quietly reached its second anniversary in January, but work supporting its young immigrant men seeking asylum, never stops. Now, word of the home and its mission is drawing increased attention. In the latest online edition of … Continue reading

A Catholic Response to President Trump’s National Emergency Declaration

published on: February 21, 2019

An article published in America, the Jesuit Review, offers direct testimony from Catholic leaders serving people on the Mexico borders, and why they resist Trump’s national emergency plan to fund the border wall. Members of the Conference of Major Superiors … Continue reading

A Response to the State of the Union from the American Business Immigration Coalition

published on: February 7, 2019

The American Business Immigration Coalition believes immigrants are essential members of our economy and communities. Data from Forbes demonstrates that immigrant entrepreneurs and consumers contribute billions of taxes each year and start businesses at twice the rate as native born Americans. According … Continue reading

Justice & Peace Alert from Conference of Major Superiors of Men

published on: February 6, 2019

Officials with the Conference of Major Superiors of Men had mixed reactions to President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address on Feb. 5. “There were a number of helpful things said and others we might want to challenge as … Continue reading

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