Tune In to JustLove to Hear About Feeding Our Neighbors Volunteers and Handling Food Waste

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Walter Martin and Tristam Stuart

Msgr. Sullivan will be speaking with Walter Martin, one of our Feeding Our Neighbors volunteers, about digitally improving food pantries. Also on the show is Tristram Stuart, Founder of Feedback. Msgr. and Tristam will be discussing food waste.

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The Lord’s Prayer For Debby’s Family & Friends

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Our Father – who art in heaven
Dad, why did you take our sister Debby to you in heaven so soon?
Give her back. We still need and want her for awhile longer. You’ll get her for all eternity.

Hallowed by thy name
O.K. if you say so, but I’m not feeling much like “holying” your name these days.

Thy kingdom come

I know I should be glad your kingdom has come for Debby – and, if you push me I guess I am. But, Father, I’m hurting that she and your kingdom seem so far away. And we really didn’t even get to say a proper good-bye. God, you really could have done that much better – I’m just saying…
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Listen to JustLove This Week to Hear About Selma & the Civil Rights Movement

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L-Rr: Joanne Bland and Michael Kazin

Msgr. Sullivan interviews Joanne Bland, Owner of Journeys for the Soul about her first hand experiences with Selma and the civil rights movement. Also on the show is, Georgetown University Professor, Michael Kazin in this jam packed segment about the protest movement, Dorothy Day and the labor movement and Catholic social teaching.

Tune In To JustLove to Hear About the Spirituality of Simplicity In a Complex World

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L-R: Kerry Robinson and Ryan Nicodemus

This week on JustLove, Msgr. Sullivan speaks with Kerry Robinson, Executive Director, The National Leadership Roundtable on Church Management about Pope Francis and the spirituality of simplicity in a complex world. Also on the show is Ryan Nicodemus, Blogger of TheMinimalist.com.They talk about the blog and living a meaningful life with less.

Christmas 2014

xmas2,000 years ago –
A pregnant mom gave birth in a stable. With the
threat of death in her home, her family fled and took refuge in a foreign land.

2014 –
Too many pregnant moms do not have a decent
home or family. Sometimes even children flee alone
to foreign lands to escape drugs, gangs and violence.

2,000 years ago –
A savior was born to bring tidings of comfort and joy
to a world in waiting.

2014 -
Our world still waits for that Savior’s followers to
bring comfort and joy.
2,000 years ago –
Angels sang glory to God and peace on earth

2014 –
Look around you for angels in many different forms,
hear the music and join the chorus –
Glory and peace to God, one another
– and don’t forget yourself.

Msgr. Kevin Sullivan

A Prayer to Prepare for Christmas 2014… and Beyond

On the seven days before the vigil of Christmas the Church prays for the Messiah’s coming using Old Testament Prophetic images and titles.   This contemporary 21st century prayer reflects upon the coming Messiah with the same tiles used in the original 8th century monastic prayers.

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The “Bestest” Christmas Party of All…

BOHpartyI really do like Christmas and the time leading up to it – Advent. I admit it’s sometimes hard to keep Advent and Christmas separate.

I was at a great Christmas party with over 1,000 people at the Waldorf. The room was festive as was the attire of the guests. And thousands of women and children benefited from the event.

A week ago a most gracious and generous family hosted a warm Christmas party for family and friends with a magnificent view overlooking the Hudson River. The food and drink was great. I could mention more but let me stop and go to the “bestest” party of the season.

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Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Center Ripple of Hope Award Dinner

As Catholic Charities NY’s executive director, I go to a fair number of benefit dinner events.  Last night I was at the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Center Ripple of Hope Award Dinner. Over the years, this event has celebrated leaders such as Bill and Hillary Clinton, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Bono and Vice President Al Gore for their demonstrated commitment to social change.

While making small talk, a few people asked me why I was there and what my connection was.  The answer is easy.  Catholic Charities is all about social change; our mission is to build a more just and compassionate society.

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Tune In to JustLove to Hear About Peaceful Protests and Police Reform

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Kami Chavis Simmons & Rev. Gregory Carl Chisolm

This weekend on JustLove, Msgr. Sullivan speaks with Rev. Gregory Carl Chisolm, Pastor of  St. Charles Borromeo/Resurrection Chapel on peaceful protests.  Also on the show is Kami Chavis Simmons, Professor of Law at Wake Forest University about police reform.