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Action Items for Immigration Reform

published on: May 22, 2018


Viatorians Join Effort to Oppose Haspel Nomination Based on Torture

published on: May 10, 2018

The Viatorian Community joins with the National Religious Campaign Against Torture, as well as the leaders of 38 other faith denominations — representing 30 million church members in opposing the nomination of Ms. Gina Haspel as director of the CIA, … Continue reading


Combatting Racism and Poverty 50 Years later

published on: May 8, 2018

Building off Dr. Martin Luther King’s launching of a poor people’s campaign in 1968, today’s Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival, is uniting tens of thousands of people across the country to challenge the evils of systemic … Continue reading




Associates Step Up to Offer Free Tax Preparation

published on: April 25, 2018

Associates Jackie Dupon and John Dussman concede that they are not accountants by profession. John works in sales with the newspaper industry, while Jackie made her career as a physical therapist before retiring. “But I was a math major before … Continue reading


National Action Items on Immigration

published on: April 17, 2018


Viatorians Concerned About the Mental Health Crisis

published on: April 3, 2018

A cornerstone of the Viatorian mission statement is the community’s commitment to embracing those “accounted of little importance.” Persons dealing with mental health issues, and especially those in America’s prisons, would be among those “accounted of little importance.” Read the latest article … Continue reading


ACT NOW: Unite to End Racism

published on: April 3, 2018

Awaken, confront, transform. ACT NOW. Those are the buzz words driving a broad-based interfaith coalition, organized by the Conference of Major Superiors of Men. They are working on a long-term initiative to end racial injustice in our country. Their “Act Now” … Continue reading


Stations of the Cross Takes on Social Justice Theme

published on: March 30, 2018

Every year, Associate Kim Martinez accompanies her student leadership team from Bishop Gorman High School’s Campus Ministry, to the Viatorian Youth Congress. During the four-day congress, students are immersed in faith and leadership formation, as well as some of the social … Continue reading



Viatorians Accompany Young People Demanding Action

published on: March 26, 2018

Separate #MarchforOurLives demonstrations took place at cities across the country, and in at least two of them — Chicago and Las Vegas — Viatorians were there, called by their charism to accompany young people in their faith development. “I stand with these young people. … Continue reading


Viatorians Renew Call for Immigration Reform in Light of Another Family Ripped Apart by Deportation

published on: March 21, 2018

On Jan. 31, 2018, ICE deported Joel Colindres, leaving his two young children and American-born wife, Samantha, broken and displaced. Despite having an approved 1-130 and Visa sponsorship through his valid marriage to his wife, no criminal history and proof … Continue reading


Promoting Interfaith Reverence Starts Early

published on: March 20, 2018

A vision to promote interfaith tolerance continues to grow, as evidenced by the inaugural Middle School Interfaith Peace Camp, held over the weekend. It is believed to be the first of its kind in the Chicago area. Members of the Children of … Continue reading


Action Items to Advance Immigration Reform

published on: March 20, 2018

Taking Action Against Gun Violence

published on: March 14, 2018

Since the latest mass shooting in Parkland, FL, many youth have taken the lead nationally in addressing the violence of guns in our society. Laws have been passed in Florida that raise the minimum age for gun purchasing to 21, yet … Continue reading


Latest Action Alert on Immigration

published on: March 13, 2018

Latest Action Alert on Immigration

published on: March 7, 2018

Catholics in Action for Dreamers

published on: February 28, 2018

Members of the Conference of Major Superiors of Men joined together in prayer on Feb. 27 in Washington DC for a “Catholic Day of Action for Dreamers.” They gathered first at Mass with Bishop John Stowe, OFM, before proceeding to … Continue reading


Viatorians Participating in National Call In Day

published on: February 26, 2018

Viatorians are solidarity with the U.S. Catholic Conference of Bishops, and locally with Cardinal Blase Cupich of the Archdiocese of Chicago, in support of their national call-in day for the protection of Dreamers. “The U.S. bishops are asking us to … Continue reading


Viatorians Join with Priests and Religious in Support of DREAMers

published on: February 20, 2018

Viatorians joined with the Archdiocese of Chicago’s Priests for Justice for Immigrants, and the Sisters and Brothers of Immigrants at a news conference in the Holy Name Cathedral chapel to show their support for DREAMers, young immigrants who have been helped by the … Continue reading


Catholic Teaching on Civil Disobedience

published on: February 20, 2018


Students Raise Awareness about Human Trafficking

published on: February 8, 2018

On the third annual World Day of Prayer, Reflection and Action Against Human Trafficking, it was students who took the lead at Saint Viator High School, raising awareness about this modern form of human slavery. Working with Associate Cathy Abrahamian … Continue reading


National Human Trafficking Hotline Adds 24/7 Text and Online Chat services

published on: February 8, 2018

The National Human Trafficking Hotline has added 24/7 SMS texting and online chat services in both English and Spanish. Previously, human trafficking survivors and people reporting tips could call, email, or use a web form to access the Hotline. Around-the-clock … Continue reading



Action Items in Light of Government Shutdown

published on: January 23, 2018

Viator House of Hospitality Reaches One-Year Mark

published on: January 19, 2018

One year after the Viator House of Hospitality opened — with the mission of offering a supportive environment to young immigrant men while they seek asylum — it is nearly filled to capacity and a waiting list is expected. “We filled … Continue reading