Tune In to JustLove to Hear About One Human Family: Food for All Week of Action (Oct. 12 – 19th )

October 17th, 2014
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L-R: David Beckmann and Darcie Nielsen

This weekend on JustLove, Msgr. Sullivan speaks with David Beckmann, President of Bread for the World. They discuss Bread for the World’s campaign against domestic and international hunger. Also on the show is Darcie Nielsen, Director of Live the Fast, Inc. Nielsen and Msgr. talk about Live the Fast’s online community and how it helps people grow in faith.

Join the Discussion on Confronting Poverty Nationally and Locally on JustLove

October 10th, 2014

Brian R. Corbin

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Karolina May & Msgr. Sullivan

This weekend on JustLove, Msgr. Sullivan speaks with Brian R. Corbin, Senior Vice-President of Social Policy at Catholic Charities USA. They discuss how is Catholic Charities USA addressing the ongoing tragedy of  Americans living in poverty.Also on the show is Karolina May, Director of Life Experience and Faith Sharing Association. Msgr. and Ms. May discuss how does the Life Experience and Faith Sharing Association work to empower those who are formerly homeless.


Tune In to JustLove to Hear Conversations on Judaism, Islam and Justice

October 3rd, 2014

L-R: Bennoune and Miller

On JustLove, Msgr. Sullivan speaks with Rabbi Michael S. Miller, Executive Vice-President & CEO of the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York (JCRC-NY). They discuss how Yom Kippur calls believers to “repair the world” and oppose oppression. Also on the show is Karima Bennoune, J.D., Professor of Law at UC Davis School of Law. Bennoune and Monsignor examine the recent  threats posed by groups like ISIS and the best approach governments can take to handle them.

Tune In to JustLove This Week to Join the Discussion on Domestic Violence and Outreach Services for Its Survivors

September 26th, 2014

L-R: Dr. Billy J. Hawkins and Joyce Mahoney

On JustLove this week, Msgr. Sullivan speaks with Joyce Mahoney, Program and Outreach Services Director of Harbor House. Msgr. and Joyce discuss the phenomenon of domestic violence, and how Catholic Charities agencies can be a first line of defense to help victims. Also on the show is Dr. Billy J. Hawkins, PhD, Professor of Sports Management and Policy in the Department of Kinesiology at the University of Georgia. Dr. Hawkins and Msgr. discuss what role “sportsmanship” plays in today’s NFL in light of the recent controversies involving football players, Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson.

Tune in to JustLove this Week to Learn About the Science of Climate Change and the 9/21 People’s Climate March

September 19th, 2014

L-R: Mr. Carolan and Prof. Ramanathan

Msgr. Sullivan speaks with Patrick Carolan, Executive Director, Franciscan Action Network (FAN). Patrick and Monsignor will be speaking about Catholic participation in this Sunday’s People’s Climate March. Also on the show is Veerabhadran Ramanathan, Ph.D, Director, Center for Atmospheric Sciences at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC-San Diego and Member of Pontifical Academy of Sciences. Prof. Veerabhadran Ramanathan  will be speaking to Msgr. Sullivan about the science of climate change.

Tune In to JustLove to Hear Threats Posed by ISIS and the History of the Chaldean Church and Community

September 12th, 2014

L – R: Auday Arabo and David Cortright

On JustLove, Msgr. Sullivan speaks with David Cortright, Director of Policy Studies, Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at University of Notre Dame. On the show, David Cortright and Msgr. Sullivan discuss  what are the most effective means to counter the threats posed by ISIS. Also on the show is Auday Arabo, Esq., Spokesman of St. Thomas Chaldean Catholic Diocese. Arabo and Msgr. Sullivan talk about the history of the Chaldean Church and  community.

Tune In to JustLove to Hear About the Ethics of Banning Graphic Images Online and What Constitutes “Martyrdom.”

September 8th, 2014

L-R: Ken Paulson and David Gibson

Msgr. Sullivan speaks with Ken Paulson, Dean, College of Mass Communication of Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) and President at the First Amendment Center. They discuss the ethics of banning graphic images online. Also on the show is David Gibson, National Reporter of Religion News Service. Mr. Gibson and Monsignor discuss what constitutes  “martyrdom.”

A Parking Receipt and Solidarity

September 2nd, 2014

photoSince August 19, I’ve carried around with me a crumpled parking Muni-Meter receipt.

Here’s why.  I was pulling into a parking space on 41st Street near Madison Avenue in Manhattan about 8:00 p.m.

I’m just about to get out of the car when another car – an SUV with two women in it – pulls up next to me and signals me to roll down the window.

I do so and the person in the passenger seat hands a parking meter receipt with two hours remaining on the meter.

She simply says, “It’s got 2 hours left; we thought you could use it.”
A bit surprised, I say a simple “thank-you” and smile at one more “random act of kindness.”

It should be irrelevant and not necessary to mention that I am white and my parking-receipt donors were African-American.  But I do so because we are painfully reminded that race is very much part of our American experience even to this day.

Sharing a parking receipt is not going to create world peace nor eliminate poverty.  Yet this simple expression of human kindness and solidarity makes me feel better.

Maybe if a few more of us followed this example our communities and world would be in much better shape.

Listen to JustLove This Week to Learn About the Connection Between Mental Health Disorders and Addiction

August 29th, 2014

L-R: Thomas A. Hendrick Jr. and Fr. Michael Tueth

On JustLove this week, Msgr. Sullivan speaks with Fordham University Film Professor, Fr. Michael Tueth  about late actors Robin Williams and Phillip Seymour Hoffman. Also on the show is Thomas A. Hendrick Jr. , Director of Parents Support Network & Senior Program Officer & Founding Member The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids. They discuss the connection between mental health disorders and addiction.

Tune In to JustLove This Week to Hear About the Current Situation in the Holy Land and the Recent Outbreak of Ebola

August 14th, 2014

justlove8-13-14Msgr. Sullivan speaks with Brother Peter Bray, Vice Chancellor, Bethlehem University and Amjaad Musleh, Bethlehem University student and Catholic Charities USA intern. Also on the show is Dr. William Schaffner, Professor of Preventative Medicine & Infectious Diseases, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.