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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


Justice for Immigrants and Corporate Accountability

published on: July 25, 2018

The Conference of Major Superiors of Men — of which the Viatorians are members — has joined more than 70 organizations of the Families Belong Together coalition to call on Wells Fargo and JP Morgan Chase to stop financing for-profit … Continue reading


Latest Action Items on Immigration

published on: July 24, 2018

Finding Creative Ways to Bring Christ into the Home

published on: July 18, 2018

Officials with the St. Paul, MN-based, Catholic Rural Life, have been dedicated to the American countryside since 1923, through applying the teachings of Jesus Christ to the social, economic and spiritual development of rural America.  Their latest initiative is bringing back … Continue reading


Dreamers Still May Apply for DACA Renewal

published on: July 18, 2018

Despite a recent claim by Justice Department officials that their aim is to end DACA, or Delayed Action for Childhood Arrivals, there is still time for Dreamers to renew their DACA status. According to the Washington-based, United We Dream, DACA … Continue reading