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

September 26th, 2014
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.

Tune In to JustLove This Week to Hear What It Is Like to Be Part of Civil Rights History and Learn of Helpful Services for Persecuted Christians Overseas

August 8th, 2014
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On JustLove, Msgr. Sullivan speaks with Dave Dennis, J.D., Civil Right Leader, Veteran of the Mississippi Freedom 50th and CEO of the Southern Initiative Algebra Project. They discuss what it was like to live part of Civil Rights history. Also on the show is Jerry Dykstra, Director of Media Relations at Open Doors USA. They talk about the services provided to persecuted Christians overseas

Tune in to JustLove This Week to Hear About the Work of USAID and the Hetrick-Martin Institute

August 1st, 2014
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L-R: J. Mark Brinkmoeller and Thomas Krever

On this week’s show, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan speaks with Thomas Krever CEO of the Hetrick-Martin Institute (HMI) and J. Mark Brinkmoeller Director of USAID Center for Faith Based and Community Initiatives. Thomas Krever discusses the services of Hetrick-Martin and how it cares for at-risk and fringe-youth populations.  J. Mark Brinkmoeller discusses  how the Center for Faith Based and Community Initiatives aims to end poverty and promote civil society and security.

Listen to JustLove This Week to Hear About Catholic Charities Unaccompanied Minors Program and the Emergence of Multicultural Parishes

July 25th, 2014
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R-L: Margaret Martin and Hoffsman Ospino

On this week’s show, hear Monsignor Kevin Sullivan speaks with Margaret Martin, the Supervising Attorney of Catholic Charities Community Service’s Unaccompanied Minors Program and its response to the recent border crisis. Also on the show is Hosffman Ospino, Assistant Professor of Theology and Education at Boston College, School of Theology and Ministry. On the show they discuss the emergence of multicultural parishes and how parishes are adjusting to in the increase of Hispanic parishioners.