• JustLove

    Tune in to JustLove This Week to Hear the Discussion on the Affordability of Food and the Farm Bill ’s passing

    This week as Catholic Charities Feeding Our Neighbor’s campaign is launched; Monsignor Sullivan speaks with Eric Munoz, of Oxfam America about the work he’s done in helping to create a global index that measures quality, accessibility and affordability of food. Also on the show is Triada Stampas of the Food Bank of NYC to speak about how the Farm Bill’s passing will hurt millions of Americans relying on SNAP benefits.

  • Commentary,  Strengthening Families and Resolving Crises,  Welcoming and Integrating Immigrants and Refugees

    House Republicans Announce Immigration Reform Principles: Let the Negotiations Begin

    The next step has been taken to fix our nation’s broken immigration policies with the release of the House Republican’s immigration reform principles.  I was present at Capital Hill last spring when a bi-partisan group of Senators made an earlier step forward by introducing Comprehensive Immigration Reform legislation. The Senate later passed  this as a bill on June 27, 2013. The Senate’s steps last year – while positive – did not bring us to the end of the race.  The House’s steps towards immigration reform – while positive – remain principles, not an approved bill and a long way from becoming law.  These differ greatly, but I am not prepared…

  • JustLove

    Tune in to JustLove This Week to Hear the Discussion on Today’s Income Inequality Crisis

    On this week’s show Monsignor Sullivan speaks with Sheldon Danziger, President of the Russell Sage Foundation about the 50th Anniversary of the War on Poverty to discuss what has worked and what can be improved upon in America today. Also on the show is John Allen of the National Catholic Reporter to talk about Pope Francis and what his comments on inequality and poverty means for Catholics.  

  • Commentary

    Pope Francis Inspiring a Movement to Address Inequality – “Count Me In”

    Thanks that Pope Francis continues to give voice and draw attention to the unacceptable reality of inequality in the world – most recently in an address prepared for the World Economic Forum in Davos. Catholic Charities deals with this reality each day – neighbors unfed and under-fed; families dangerously housed or without housing; children neglected and inadequately educated; immigrants un-welcomed and refugees in fear and persecuted.  Providing Help, Creating Hope, Catholic Charities’ tagline, is also our mission laced with more than a tinge of obsession.  And so Catholic Charities provides help – day in and day out to non-Catholics and Catholics alike.  And we try to create hope for those…

  • JustLove

    Tune in to JustLove This Week to Hear the Discussion on Today’s Income Inequality Crisis

    JustLove is back for another year! In our first episode of 2014, Monsignor Sullivan speaks with the Pew Research Center’s Paul Taylor to discuss America’s income inequality crisis and some of the statistics behind what’s being called the “Lost Decade of the Middle Class” Also on the show is Thomas Sugrue of the University of Pennsylvania to discuss Martin Luther King Jr’s legacy towards economic equality.

  • Commentary

    Cardinal Dolan and Mayor de Blasio Meet Discuss Working Together to Foster New Yorkers’ Common Good

    Yesterday, Cardinal Dolan and Mayor de Blasio met at the Cardinal’s Residence to discuss how they might work together to foster a better New York. Mayor de Blasio expressed particular appreciation for the inspiration of Pope Francis and his concern about issues of inequality that impact the poorest and most vulnerable.  They spoke about the tremendous contribution the Church makes in multiple ways to the fabric of New York.  They also expressed hope for a visit by Pope Francis to New York to share his message about serving the poor. Mayor de Blasio specifically pointed out the important work of Catholic Charities: “We talked a lot about affordable housing. We…