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A Return to the Border with Young People

published on: June 19, 2017

For the third 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. He calls it a pilgrimage, as together these young … Continue reading

Fr. Dan Groody, CSC, Talks Immigration with Catholic Bishops

published on: June 19, 2017

One month after addressing members of the Chicago-based Sisters and Brothers of Immigrants, Fr. Dan Groody, CSC, took his call to address urgent immigration issues to the U.S. Catholic Conference of Bishops, at their national meeting on June 14 in Indianapolis. … Continue reading

In Support of Cardinal Joseph Tobin and his Stand on Immigration

published on: June 6, 2017

Cardinal Joseph Tobin of Newark, New Jersey, on Wednesday issued a strong call to action to Catholic leaders to resist the immigration policies being implemented by the Trump administration, including musing aloud about the impact if every cardinal and bishop … Continue reading

Catholic Leaders Respond to Paris Agreement Withdrawal

published on: June 6, 2017

The Viatorian Community joins with members of the Catholic Climate Covenant and other Catholic leaders in expressing their “deep disappointment” over President Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement. Climate change already is harming vulnerable people throughout … Continue reading

Action Alert on Immigration

published on: May 31, 2017

Action Alert for the People of Haiti

published on: May 16, 2017

Active Non-Violence: A Way to Build A Lasting Peace in South Sudan

published on: May 16, 2017

Viatorians stand in solidarity with the women and men Catholic religious leaders of South Sudan, who are living in a violent conflict zone, and met recently met for a four day workshop and issued a statement. The have opened the Good Shepherd Peace … Continue reading

Viatorians Support Efforts to Raise Minimum Wage

published on: May 12, 2017

Viatorians support the Washington-based Fairness Project and the many state-based initiatives it bolsters to bring about a raise in the minimum wage. Here’s one person’s story that tells why:

Chicago Archdiocese Honors Viatorian for “Extraordinary Conviction”

published on: May 9, 2017

Anyone who knows Br. Michael Gosch, CSV, knows his passion for social justice and in particular, his mission to advance justice for immigrants. On Monday, at the Keep Hope Alive benefit, sponsored by the Archdiocese of Chicago and its Immigration … Continue reading

Viatorians Join in Campaign to Encourage Active Nonviolence

published on: April 27, 2017

Viatorians joined with members of the Conference of Major Superiors of Men to become “instruments of reconciliation” in support of a national campaign to amplify active nonviolence in the Catholic church. Their support comes in light of a letter from … Continue reading

Viatorians in the News

published on: April 21, 2017

Fr. Corey Brost, CSV, and Br. Michael Gosch, CSV, are passionate about their work in running the Viator House of Hospitality, and working with unaccompanied immigrant youth seeking asylum. Both of these Viatorians are graduates of Catholic Theological Union in … Continue reading

Prayers and Action Items on Immigration

published on: April 18, 2017

The Conference of Major Superiors of Men Issues Statement on Bombing of Syria

published on: April 12, 2017

  U.S. Bombing in Syria: We Must Break Free from Retaliation President Trump recently launched 59 cruise missiles at an air base in Syria in retaliation for an alleged chemical weapons attack within Syria. We, who are called to be … Continue reading

Illinois Takes One Step Closer to Being Safer for Immigrants and their Families

published on: April 7, 2017

The Illinois Senate Executive Committee took an important step today toward making Illinois safer for immigrants and their families. The TRUST Act (SB-31), filed by Senate President John Cullerton, passed through the committee with 11 members voting in favor, five voting … Continue reading

Why Rural Life Matters?

published on: April 7, 2017

This month, the nonprofit organization Catholic Rural Life, which is based in St. Paul, MN, examines the struggles, inspiration, purpose and meaning behind living the rural life. “The attraction of rural life and work was, and continues to be, twofold,” … Continue reading

Viatorians Share Survival Story from Trafficking Victim

published on: March 27, 2017

One of the main tenets of the Viatorian Community is to work to stop human trafficking, in this country and around the world. That’s why Viatorians are partnering with the Australian-based organization, the Walk Free Foundation, to share stories of survival … Continue reading

Reflections on President Trump’s Budget for Rural America

published on: March 27, 2017

Last week, President Trump released his inaugural budget request for the coming fiscal year beginning Oct. 1. Unlike past detailed budget proposals typically issued by the White House, President Trump’s budget was in the form of bullet points. Widespread coverage … Continue reading

Action Items on Immigration

published on: March 27, 2017

In Support of Safety and Justice for Immigrants

published on: March 8, 2017

The Provincial Council of the Clerics of St. Viator joined with 560 other national, state and local organizations in signing a letter that was sent March 8 to U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Sec. John F. Kelly and U.S. Immigration … Continue reading

Viatorians Involved with Hosting Interfaith Immigration Forum

published on: March 7, 2017

Fr. Corey Brost, CSV, and his Children of Abraham Coalition helped to sponsor an interfaith immigration forum on March 5, which drew not only four different faith communities to participate, but 200 people to attend. It took place at St. … Continue reading

In Respect of Places of Worship

published on: February 24, 2017

Standing with Brothers and Sisters in Faith

published on: February 21, 2017

With President Donald Trump’s revised order banning travelers from seven Muslim-majority nations expected this week, faith leaders from several religions gathered Monday for an interfaith breakfast  at Chicago’s Downtown Islamic Center. Among them was Fr. Corey Brost, CSV, an attorney and human … Continue reading

Welcome Home Congressmen with Personal Visit

published on: February 7, 2017

With members of Congress returning to their home states and districts this month, officials with the Conference of Major Superiors of Men suggest scheduling a personal visit, pointing to its effectiveness or a phone call or email. Here are some … Continue reading

Volunteers Lining Up to Support Viator House of Hospitality

published on: February 6, 2017

Volunteers filled every seat in the meeting room of the Viatorian Province Center — and then some. They grabbed dining room chairs and those from other rooms in order to sit in on the first training session led by Fr. Corey Brost, … Continue reading

Viatorians Stand in Solidarity with Refugees Seeking Resettlement

published on: February 1, 2017

On behalf of the Provincial Council and the Clerics of St. Viator — and as Catholic priests and brothers — we stand in solidarity with those refugees seeking resettlement/asylum in the United States through the approved U.S. Refugees Resettlement Program.  Our faith … Continue reading

Human Trafficking Reports Increase Last Year by 35 Percent

published on: January 31, 2017

The numbers are in — and they are alarming. Officials with the Polaris Project, the Washington-based organization that works to eliminate all form of modern slavery, reported its statistics from the National Human Trafficking. In 2016, they learned of 8,042 cases … Continue reading

Ways to Help Immigrant Families

published on: January 31, 2017