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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



New Actions from Catholic Rural Life

published on: September 6, 2018

James Ennis, executive director of Catholic Rural Life urges Catholics to fast and pray in response to recent news in the church. Here is his letter: “The past several weeks have been very difficult for many Catholics as revelations of … Continue reading



Who Will Fill Their Shoes?

published on: September 5, 2018

Viatorians are called to embrace “those accounted of little importance,” and that’s just what they were doing Saturday when they attended a rally on the lawn of the Kankakee Courthouse, calling for an end to detention of immigrants in Kankakee … Continue reading




New Action Items for Refugees

published on: August 21, 2018

Ways to Aid Immigrants and Their Families

published on: August 14, 2018

Latest Action Alerts on Immigration

published on: August 13, 2018


Praying for Immigrant Children Separated from their Families

published on: July 30, 2018

A prayer vigil held July 24 on the front lawn of the Kankakee County Courthouse drew pastors and lay leaders from several religious congregations, including Fr. John Peeters, CSV, pastor of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Kankakee. They gathered as … Continue reading