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    The Catholic Church in Nicaragua and JustLove’s look at Christmas Music 2018

    On this week’s show, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about the Catholic Church in Nicaragua and Christmas music from the perspective of important characters. Ines San Martin is the Rome Bureau Chief and Vatican Correspondent for the Catholic religious news service CRUX, Ines. Ines talks to us about the current civil unrest and protest against Daniel Ortega – the President of Nicaragua – and his Vice President and wife Rosario Murillo – that has been rocking that county since mid-April of this year, and how the Catholic Church has found itself caught in the middle as Nicaragua struggles between its past and its present. Fanny Gomez is the Social Media Specialist…

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    Potential for a Peace-Filled Future & Remembering the Significance of Mary on the Immaculate Conception Feast Day

    On this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about peace in the world and Mary’s role throughout Advent. Michelle Breslauer is the Director of North American Operations for the Institute of Economics and Peace, a think tank dedicated to creating a paradigm shift in the way that the world thinks about peace using data-driven research to show that peace is a positive, tangible and achievable measure of human well-being and development. During this week that we commemorate the 77th Anniversary of the United States entering the Second World War with the bombing of the United States Navy Fleet there by the then Empire of Japan, Michelle talks…

  • Commentary

    Thank you: A Message of Hope and Gratitude

    As we exit Thanksgiving time and the world around us enters into Christmas festivities, I draw your attention to Advent, a season marked preeminently by hope, and expectation – virtues and values that even our Christian tradition has a difficult time holding onto. Our Catholic Charities work is the incarnation of the virtue of hope. While each Catholic Charities agency has its own, the overall tagline of Catholic Charities in the Archdiocese of New York is “providing help and creating hope.” Our work has little meaning unless it brings hope to those in need. Is not a major part of our work convincing those who approach us for help to…

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    George H.W. Bush, 41st President of the United States

    My Brief, yet Memorable Encounter with Human Decency and Respect I had the privilege of meeting President George H.W. Bush in person once. It was brief, by accident, and had nothing to do with any of the broad range of public policy issues in which he was involved during his varied and long tenure of public service. It occurred at the end of May, 1993, about four months after he left office. I was meeting with Cardinal John Joseph O’Connor at the cardinal’s Madison Avenue residence when the doorbell rang. A minute or so later, President George H.W. Bush was standing at the doorway of the room where Cardinal O’Connor…

  • Feeding the Hungry and Sheltering the Homeless,  JustLove

    #WorldAIDSDay and The Giving Machine

    On this week’s episode of Just Love, Msgr. Kevin Sullivan talks about World AIDS Day and Catholic Charities of NY’s partnership with The Church of Jesus Christ of Ladder-Day Saints for the Giving Machines. Andrea Combs, along with other members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, partnered with a group of local and international charities – including Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York – in a kick-off event and ribbon cutting ceremony outside the Mormon Temple in New York City to officially open New York City’s first “Giving Machines.” The Giving Machines are vending machines that allow users to purchase various items, including socks, meals,…

  • Feeding the Hungry and Sheltering the Homeless,  Holidays and Holy Days,  JustLove

    Thanksgiving with Catholic Charities of Chicago and Amazon comes to Long Island City

    On this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about the various ways that Catholic Charities celebrates Thanksgiving with those they serve, and – on what is arguably the biggest retail weekend of the year – a look at the recent deal by Amazon to build a hub in Long Island City. Msgr. Michael M. Boland is the President and CEO of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago. On this Thanksgiving weekend, Msgr. Boland will be sharing with our listeners two particular ways that Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago celebrates Thanksgiving with those that they serve: a Thanksgiving Celebration for Refugees sponsored by the Junior…

  • Feeding the Hungry and Sheltering the Homeless,  JustLove

    Review of Midterm Elections 2018 and How Catholic Charities Campaign for Charity and Justice Allows for Greater Charity & Compassion in the Community

    On this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about the mid-term elections and the World Day of the Poor. Lucas Swanepoel, Esq. who is the Vice President of Social Policy down at Catholic Charities USA in Alexandria, Virginia; Lucas will be sharing with Msgr. Sullivan and our listeners a rundown of this past week’s midterm elections – which took place back on Tuesday, November 6th – and what changes there have been in the political landscape, and what those changes may bode for Catholics who are engaged in policy debates and political advocacy in the coming 116th Congress and beyond. Fr. John Higgins –- who is a…

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    Running the 2018 TCS New York City Marathon and Discussing Democracy on the Lead Up to the Midterm Election Day

    On this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about the 2018 TCS NYC Marathon and the Mid-term Elections. James Walsh is Senior Director of Consumer Markets with CenturyLink and will be running in support of the Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York in this year’s TCS New York City Marathon. James shares with our listeners a bit about how he has been preparing to participate in this year’s marathon, as well as sharing about his motivation for running – his late mother, who was a devout Catholic woman whom Catholic Charities helped years back when she was raising James and his siblings as a single…

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    How Religious Belief Can Influence Our Understanding of the Supernatural and Looking for God in All the Wrong Music

    On this week’s episode of JustLove, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about Halloween and looks for spiritual meaning in secular music. Regina Hansen, Ph.D. is a Senior Lecturer in Rhetoric at Boston University’s College of General Studies and author of the book: “Roman Catholicism and Fantastic Film”. During this weekend preceding Halloween, Dr. Hansen, whose research interests include study of the supernatural and the fantastic in literature, film and popular culture, talks about how religious belief and sub-text has had a significant impact on the genres of fantasy, horror and other expressions of the fantastic in film and other venues in popular culture over the years. Fanny Gomez is the Social…

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    The Midterm Elections and GiGi’s Playhouse NYC

    On this week’s episode of JustLove, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about the upcoming midterm elections, as well as the work of GiGi’s Playhouse NYC. Senator Nicholas Spano is a former New York State Senator and Assembly-member is currently the President of Empire Strategic Planning, a professional, non-partisan, full service consulting firm specializing in government advocacy, public affairs, and business development. Senator Spano spent almost 30 years in New York State government representing the people of Yonkers, New York. He talks to Monsignor Sullivan about his experience in government and any insights and predictions he might have for the upcoming midterm elections taking place on this upcoming Election Day: Tuesday, November…