• Commentary

    Truth. It’s More Important Than Ever.

    The NY Times published a short piece covering a protest against banning some news outlets from a briefing by the White House Press Secretary last Friday. In my opinion, the protest was well warranted and worth covering. Others will be more eloquent and lengthy in their affirmations of the importance of a free press. I support them and think we need to deal with the real threat that exists at this moment. Having said that, the article covering the protest disturbed me because it revealed, probably inadvertently, one of our country’s current major problems – not limited to the press and media. The article began: On Sunday morning, the time…

  • JustLove

    2017 Oscars and Lent

    On this week’s episode of JustLove, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan will be focusing on the 2017 Oscars and Lent. This week’s guest is Sr. Rose Pacatte, FSP. She is Daughter of Saint Paul and Film Columnist at the National Catholic Reporter , as well as the Founding Director of the Pauline Center for Media Studies in Culver City, California. Sr. Rose and Msgr. Kevin Sullivan will be discussing the 2017 Oscars, and sharing their thoughts on some of the films that were nominated, as well as perhaps some films that were not nominated, but ought to have been. They will also share their predictions for 89th annual Academy Awards which airs on this Sunday…

  • JustLove

    Black History Month & NYC Fashion Week 2017

    This week on JustLove, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan will be speaking with two guests covering NYC Fashion Week 2017 and Black History Month.  Graham McAleer, Professor of Philosophy at Loyola University in Maryland and author of  “Veneration and Refinement: The Ethics of Fashion” will be discussing with Msgr. Sullivan the fashion industry. They will be focusing on how an industry dedicated to beauty, celebrity, glamour and style squares up with the social teachings of the Church, and particularly the social teachings of both Pope Francis and Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI. Dr. Jamila Codrington, PhD. a  Clinical Supervisor at Astor Services for Children and Families and an Adjunct Professor at New York Theological Seminary will be. Astor Services for Children…

  • Commentary

    Theology by Beyonce: The 2017 Grammys Version – Did you miss it?

    via GIPHY – Thanksgiving to God for the gift of family and the people around us!   – Voicing humanity’s bond to the cross of pain and loss – oft unspoken. – Affirming, in every race, beauty, intelligence and capability! Dare we say? – The image of God that raises us above our discomfort and darkness.     – A vision that blesses us with the hope to transcend our sufferings and mistakes toward a land, Dare we say? – A kingdom, of life, light and grace. Amen! Read Bey’s full remarks… “Thank you so much. Hi, baby. Thank you to the Grammy voters for this incredible honor and, thank you to…

  • JustLove

    59th Grammy Awards & Lincoln’s Birthday

    On this week’s  JustLove episode, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan will be speaking with two guests about the 59th Grammy Awards and Lincoln’s Birthday.  Alana Massey, a writer and essayist, will be talking with  Msgr Sullivan about connections between Pop music/culture and the sacred light in relation to the upcoming 59th Grammy Awards. The Grammys will broadcast this Sunday, February 12th on CBS. She will also talk about her recently published collection of essays:  “All the Lives I Want: Essays about My Best Friends Who Happen to Be Famous Strangers.” This Sunday is also Abraham Lincoln’s birthday. Michael Vorenberg who is Associate Professor of History at Brown University and a scholar of President Lincoln will be discussing…

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    Marching for & Defending the Human Dignity of Others

    On this week’s JustLove episode, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan speaks with two guests about the topic of protecting and preserving human dignity. On the show, Kristan Hawkins, of President of Students for Life of America will be speaking with Msgr. Sullivan about the work of her organization. Recently, Kristan attended the Women’s March on Washington as well as the 44th Annual “March for Life.” They will be discussing her experiences at both marches. Also on the show is  Jodi Ziesemer, Supervising Attorney for the Immigrant Children Advocacy and Relief Effort (ICARE) and the Immigration Court Help Desk at Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York.  Msgr. and Jodi will be talking about her experiences this past…