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A Call on Biden Administration to Overhaul Central America Policy

published on: January 26, 2021

Viatorians stand in solidarity with more than 70 other organizations, including the Washington-based Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador, in calling for the Biden administration to overhaul U.S. policy toward Central America, including immigration policies that affect … Continue reading

St. George Parish Committed to Supporting New Life

published on: January 25, 2021

Churches across the country are participating this week in the 9 Days for Life Novena, including St. George Parish in Bourbonnais, where its members are praying for the unborn — and actively working to build a culture of life. Associate … Continue reading

Honoring the Feast of St. Josephine Bakhita

published on: January 23, 2021

Members of the Conference of Major Superiors of Men — of which the Viatorians are members — join with the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace and the International Union of Superiors General, who designated the feast of St. Josephine … Continue reading

Viator House of Hospitality Nears Fourth Anniversary

published on: January 14, 2021

Nearly four years have passed since  Viator House of Hospitality opened its doors as an alternative to detention for young immigrant men awaiting asylum hearings. The ministry will reach its fourth anniversary on Jan. 17. While the home has drawn … Continue reading

Seeing the Feast of the Epiphany in a New Light

published on: January 6, 2021

This week’s celebration of the feast of Epiphany invites us to consider the journey of the magi as recounted in the Gospel of Matthew. Their action was motivated by invisible belief and illuminated by a bright light in the dark … Continue reading

Some Ways to Support the Church’s Efforts to End Human Trafficking

published on: December 28, 2020

Since 2010, January has been declared National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month by presidential proclamation. Working to end human trafficking is a priority of members of the Viatorian Community and this annual month heightens this human rights issue and … Continue reading

Slight Glimmer of Hope for People Facing Hunger

published on: December 17, 2020

As 2020 winds down, officials with the Washington-based Bread for the World Institute report in their final newsletter of the year, that there are some positive signs in the fight against hunger. Among them, was the the bipartisan signing of … Continue reading

International Interfaith Gathering: Changing Lives

published on: December 15, 2020

An international Zoom meeting took place Sunday that Fr. Corey Brost, CSV, hopes will lead to changing the lives of older high school and college students who are interested in interfaith leadership. The virtual gathering brought together Christian, Jewish and … Continue reading

Congress Passes Global Nutrition Resolution

published on: December 11, 2020

2020 has been a challenging year. Yet, the Washington-based Bread for the World and its members achieved significant results for those struggling with hunger, in part because they acknowledged that their ultimate allegiance is to the kingdom of God, not … Continue reading

Viatorians Sign Letter to Biden Harris Transition Team: Make Health Care a Priority

published on: December 11, 2020

The Viatorian Provincial Council joined 320 state, national and community organizations in a letter to the Biden Harris transition team, urging them to prioritize health care immediately upon taking office. Drafted by the Washington-based Families USA, the letter reflects an … Continue reading

Viatorians Rejoice District Court Ruling: DACA is Restored!

published on: December 8, 2020

Last week a district court judge cancelled the government’s memos that limited the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival program, and thus, fully restored the DACA program. This is a huge victory for and in large part by young immigrants. The … Continue reading

Indigenous Communities in Central America Hit Hard by Climate Change

published on: December 4, 2020

The Washington-based Latin America Working Group advocates for just U.S. policies towards Latin America and the Caribbean, including human rights, peace, and social, economic, and environmental justice. In their quest to keep supporters informed about issues related to U.S. immigration … Continue reading

Supporting Garment Workers from Exploitation

published on: December 4, 2020

One of the top priorities of the Viatorian Community is fighting human trafficking. Consequently, the community supports the London-based organization, Stop the Traffik, which works to put an end to human trafficking and modern slavery of all kinds around the … Continue reading

Colombia Peace Process Still Fleeting

published on: December 3, 2020

Viatorians have ministered in Colombia for more than 50 years, in Bogotá and Tunja. While their schools are award winning, and their parishes are growing, they, like all Colombians, continue to deal with violence on a daily basis, despite the … Continue reading

Bread for the World Looks at Future of Anti-Hunger Advocacy

published on: November 20, 2020

In its latest edition of Institute Insights, officials with the Washington-base Bread for the World Institute look at a few of the many considerations that shape the immediate future of anti-hunger advocacy. What can we learn from the U.S. hunger … Continue reading

Latest Justice and Peace Alert from Conference of Major Superiors of Men

published on: November 19, 2020

In its monthly Justice and Peace Alert, officials with the Conference of Major Superiors of Men shared the latest findings from the Migration Policy Institute.  The Washington-based, centrist think-tank asserts that the “near-total shutdown of asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border” … Continue reading

Exploring the Role of Religious Life in Dismantling Racism

published on: November 9, 2020

As part of Black Catholic History Month, the Conference of Major Superiors of Men encourages members — including the Viatorians — to consider registering for an intriguing new panel discussion. The Catholic Theological Union begins its three-part series — tonight … Continue reading