On this week’s JustLove, Monsignor Sullivan focuses the show on feeding the hungry. Robert Lee, Co-Founder and CEO at Rescuing Leftover Cuisine talks about how his organization partners with over 30 local restaurants and markets to secure food donations. And as World AIDS Day approaches, this episode also focuses on helping those effected by HIV/AIDs abroad. Frank Beadle de Palmo, President and CEO of mothers2mothers, an organization that focuses on paediatric HIV/AIDS, talks about how it trains, employs and empowers mothers living with HIV.
Once more, we are confronted with deadly violence that jarringly erupts, disrupts and changes forever the lives of it immediate victims and leaves society scarred well beyond the nearby community. This time it was at a Planned Parenthood Clinic, next to a shopping center the day after Thanksgiving at the height of the Christmas buying season. Because of the site of the killings, even before the full extent of the motivation is clear, it is imperative that this action be condemned in the strongest terms, especially by those of us who believe in the sanctity, dignity and quality of human life at all its stages. Murderous violence has no place among those committed to protecting, promoting and enhancing human life. Those who claim otherwise need to be exposed as expressing deviant religious beliefs and values.
Monsignor Sullivan focuses JustLove this week on the aftermath of the Paris terror attacks and the enormously changed environment for understanding religious diversity, violence, war and peace. On this week’s show. Dalia Mogahed, Director of Research for the Institute of Social Policy talks about the attacks and the recently staged airstrikes against ISIS. Dr. Matthew Shadle, Associate Professor of Theology and Religious Studies at Marymount University talks about how France and the international community are responding to those attacks from a Catholic perspective.
Monsignor Sullivan speaks with two guest who are familiar with the lives of Catholic social activists. Paul M. Pearson, Director and Archivist for the Thomas Merton Center at Bellarmine University in Louisville, KY talks about his research and work based on Thomas Merton, a Trappist monk and writer. Also on the show is Robert Ellsberg, Publisher at Orbis Books. He talks about Dorothy Day, founder of the Catholic Worker Movement.
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Here is a translation of a statement issued by the director of the Holy See press office, Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi, shortly after the terror attacks in Paris Nov. 13.
Here in the Vatican we are following the terrible news from Paris. We are shocked by this new manifestation of maddening, terrorist violence and hatred which we condemn in the most radical way together with the Pope and all those who love peace. We pray for the victims and the wounded, and for all the French people. This is an attack on peace for all humanity, and it requires a decisive, supportive response on the part of all of us as we counter the spread the homicidal hatred in all of its forms.
Monsignor Sullivan speaks with guests Dr. Jim Withers, Founder and leader at Operation Safety Net and Heidi Powers, Founder and Director of Collide NYC. Dr. Withers, talks about what inspired him to go out and help the homeless. While Heidi Powers discusses with Monsignor how her organization helps homeless individuals and their companion animals.
Amy Wilentz, American Journalist, writer and Professor of English at the University of California talks about Zombies and her book, “Farewell to Fred Voodoo.” Caryl M. Stern, President and CEO of UNICEF USA talks about Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF.