It’s Not “A Miracle on 34th Street, But Close, “A Christmas Kindness on 22nd Street.”

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A few weeks ago Beacon of Hope held its annual Christmas Party in the cafeteria of Epiphany Church on 22nd Street. Beacon of Hope is a Catholic Charities program that provides safe homes for more than 400 adults with severe and persistent mental illnesses. This is such a warm festive Christmas party with gentle residents enjoying a good meal, friendship and entertainment.

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This Christmas Season Learn About Charity Through Mother Teresa & Ebenezer Scrooge

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L-R: Dr. Gary Colledge & William Riead

On JustLove, Monsignor Sullivan invites guests Dr. Gary Colledge, Pastor, Author, and Professor at the Moody Bible Institute and William Riead, Writer and Director of the feature film, The Letters to speak on the show. In the spirit of this Christmas season, Dr. Gary Colledge, talks about God and Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol character, Ebenezer Scrooge. Whereas, William Riead, talks about how his film focuses on Mother Teresa’s letters that were about her feeling isolated and abandoned while working with the poor.

JustLove Listeners, Give Back When Buying Fair Trade Gifts This Season

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On JustLove, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan focuses on the impact of fair trade items this holiday season. On the show, Samuel Bistrian, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Roma Boots talks about how his company donates one pair of boots to children in need every time a pair is sold. And from now until December 31st, there is an exclusive offer to JustLove listeners! Enjoy 25% off your purchase at romaboots.com by entering the code “love” at checkout. Also on the show is Simone Blanchard, Manager for Catholic Relief Services Fair Trade. She talks about the importance of evaluating our holiday purchases. With CRS, enter for your chance to win a $10 #fairtrade gift card by tweeting @CRSFairTrade and mentioning JustLove!

Listen To Learn About Current Migration Issues and Religious Freedom

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L-R: Katrina Lantos Sweet & Susan Mary Weishar

Monsignor Sullivan focuses JustLove on current migration issues. On the show, Dr. Katrina Lantos Sweet, Commissioner of the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom talks about the correlation between religious freedom, stability and security. Susan Mary Weishar, Migration Specialist/Research Fellow at the Jesuit Social Research Institute talks about how refugees are vetted for resettlement to the U.S.