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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

Combatting the Language of Racism and Classism

published on: January 17, 2018

Leaders of the Conference of Major Superiors of Men reacted to comments made by President Donald Trump last week, describing them as “another example in a long line of racist and classist signals. “He directed these comments to the countries … Continue reading

Action Items to Help Pass the Dream Act

published on: January 17, 2018

Action Items to Support Dreamers

published on: January 4, 2018

Message from Pope Francis on the 51st World Day of Peace

published on: January 4, 2018

On the occasion of World Peace Day — celebrated on Jan. 1 — Pope Francis made a plea to support migrants, men and women refugees in search of peace. “In a spirit of compassion, let us embrace all those fleeing from … Continue reading

Praying with Migrants at the Border

published on: January 2, 2018

For the fourth time in less than two years, Fr. Corey Brost, CSV, has led a group of young adults from Viatorian ministry sites to the border between Arizona and Mexico. This time, he was joined by Br. John Eustice, CSV. … Continue reading

National Migration Week

published on: December 28, 2017

We are Stronger Working Together Than Alone

published on: December 19, 2017

The Viatorian Community regularly works with members of the Conference of Major Superiors of Men in advancing social justice initiatives. The organization recently listed some of the major accomplishments made through its network of religious communities, standing together as one … Continue reading

Join in a Youth-Led Rally for Passage of the DREAM Act

published on: December 19, 2017

A Youth-Led Rally for passage of a clean DREAM Act will take place at 4:30 p.m. today at Federal Plaza in Chicago. The event is hosted by the HANA Center (formerly Korean American Community Services), AFIRE Chicago, Asian Americans Advancing … Continue reading

Action Items on Immigration

published on: December 19, 2017

Action Alerts to Welcome the Dreamers this Advent

published on: December 12, 2017

Latest Action Alert on Immigration

published on: December 5, 2017